Canada is pouring billions of dollars into the electric vehicle industry. Will it pay off?

Standing before a backdrop that declared Quebec’s commitment to a clean economy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier François Legault outlined the details of what they both described as a “historic” project. The numbers are eye popping. A new manufacturing facility to be built by Northvolt, a Swedish battery giant, will occupy 170 hectares — … Read more

Canada has ‘climate of violence’ for diplomats: Indian FM

WASHINGTON – Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Friday there was a “climate of violence” and an “atmosphere of intimidation” against Indian diplomats in Canada, where the presence of Sikh separatist groups has frustrated New Delhi. “Because there is freedom of speech, to make threats and intimidate diplomats, I don’t think that’s acceptable,” … Read more

NDP asks Ontario auditor to probe urban land expansions in wake of Greenbelt report

Ontario New Democrats asked the auditor general’s office on Friday to launch a new investigation of the government’s land-use policies by probing its expansion of some municipal boundaries. NDP Leader Marit Stiles and two other caucus members said in a letter to the acting auditor general — Bonnie Lysyk’s term expired and the province has … Read more

B.C. mayor sounds alarm over ‘rampant’ crime at local port as expansion looms

The federal government’s failure to fund a police force dedicated to Canada’s ports is a threat to national security that needs to be dealt with immediately, says Delta, B.C., Mayor George Harvie. Delta is home to the Roberts Bank Terminal, and expansion plans over the coming years will see millions more containers move through the … Read more

New funding announced ‘at the right time’ for mental health services for Muslim community

A London, Ont. non-profit is set to receive more than a quarter million dollars to help people deal with the trauma inflicted on the Muslim community through the attack against the Afzaal family two years ago. Federal Minister of Diversity Kamal Khera was in the city Friday where she announced $202,131 will go to the Muslim Resource Centre for … Read more