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April 23, 2018 11:03 AM Veteran federal politician Keith Ashfield dies at age 66

Ashfield was most recently president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. FREDERICTON—Veteran New Brunswick and federal politician Keith Ashfield has died at the age of 66. The president of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick announced his death in a tweet on Sunday. In the short message, Rick Lafrance expressed the party’s 11

April 9, 2018 10:28 PM Curtain slowly lifts on Parliament's revamped West Block

Renovations on track to wrap up in spring 2018, says Public Services and Procurement Canada Workers are putting the final touches on Parliament Hill's revamped West Block, which is set to act as a temporary home for the House of Commons for the next 10 years. New photos shared on Twitter by the deputy minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada 11

April 3, 2018 11:56 AM Catherine Tait to become next CBC president, the first woman to hold role

Tait, 60, has worked in the film and television business in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years. OTTAWA—The federal government is making a Canadian television and film executive the first woman to head the CBC/Radio-Canada in the organization’s history. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly will make the appointment of Catherine Tait official 13

March 22, 2018 12:30 AM Former Supreme Court of Canada chief justice Beverley McLachlin to be judge in Hong Kong

McLachlin joined by Baroness Brenda Hale, current head of U.K.'s supreme court Hong Kong's top court has appointed former Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin to sit as a non-permanent common-law judge on the Court of Final Appeal. McLachlin, who recently retired from Canada's Supreme Court, will take up her new role once her appointment is endorsed 46

March 19, 2018 1:41 PM Parliament Hill survey indicates few political staffers report experiences of sexual misconduct

Sixty-five of the 266 people surveyed, who work in offices of MPs, senators and cabinet ministers in Ottawa, said that they had personally experienced at least one incident of sexual harassment. OTTAWA—The majority of political staffers who told The Canadian Press they had personally experienced sexual misconduct on the job chose not to report it, with many saying 11

March 1, 2018 9:56 PM Catalonia’s fugitive ex-leader Puigdemont withdraws his bid to regain power

Carles Puigdemont said he is standing aside so the Catalan parliament can find another candidate to form a regional government. MADRID—Catalonia’s fugitive ex-leader dropped a political bombshell Thursday, unexpectedly announcing that he is temporarily withdrawing his bid to get back his old job as president of the independence-minded northeastern Spanish 28

March 1, 2018 3:15 PM Someone nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. They were using a stolen identity, the committee says

“As far as I know, this is the first example of someone nominating someone by stealing another person’s identity,” said the Norwegian Nobel Committee secretary. COPENHAGEN—The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects winners of the peace prize, says someone using a stolen identity has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the award, the Norwegian 25

February 27, 2018 3:11 AM Who is Jaspal Atwal? Man at centre of controversy over Trudeau’s India trip remains a political mystery

Senior Canadian officials say Atwal — once convicted of attempted murder of an Indian cabinet minister — was removed from the guest list of a reception with Trudeau in India because he was politically controversial, not because he was a security threat. OTTAWA—Jaspal Atwal, a once-convicted would-be assassin of an Indian cabinet minister, had his invitation 24

February 26, 2018 10:07 PM How to watch CBC's coverage of federal budget 2018

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will address the House of Commons after 4 p.m. ET Tuesday Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver his third budget in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Here's how you can follow CBC News coverage of the budget and take part in our online coverage at cbcnews.ca and on Facebook. 1 p.m. ET - The CBC's Hannah Thibedeau will answer 21

February 26, 2018 8:53 PM Scheer says Tories will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if elected

'Israel ... has a right to determine where its capital is located' Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Scheer's declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures 23