The head of the umbrella organization that represents Canadian charities says there are no plans to mount a collective defence in response to what some groups have alleged may be politically motivated audits to rout out partisan political activities.
A major international legal organization says Prime Minister Stephen Harper owes Canada’s chief justice an apology, following an unprecedented spat between the Prime Minister's Office and the top court over the failed nomination of Justice Marc Nadon.
Canadians should not be worried about the judicial system undermining democracy, says Fred Headon, the president of the Canadian Bar Association, in response to recent comments by Conservative parliamentarians criticizing and questioning the judiciary.
The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world if it wants to keep its charitable status for tax purposes. It can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.
A Quebec court has dismissed the latest bid from Newfoundland and Labrador to redefine the ever-controversial Upper Churchill contract, something that has caused sharp divisions between the two provinces for more than four decades.
The Canadian government has announced new economic sanctions and travel bans against Ukrainian rebel leaders, as well as economic sanctions against Ukrainian groups and a broad range of Russian firms in the financial and energy sectors.
Newly released public opinion research suggests Canadians think it's safer to transport oil through pipelines than by ships or trains. The Ipsos-Reid study for Natural Resources Canada also found Canadians aren't confident the government can respond effectively to a spill.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A limited review found the White House's political office appears to be operating within the law, a federal oversight agency said amid a congressional probe into whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, but a U.S. company warned that a broader proposal to close the export credit agency would stymie a project that is helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearing to probe whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any "sustained combat role" in Iraq without congressional authorization.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled Eisenhower Memorial designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry is a "five-star folly" plagued by rising costs, construction delays and design problems, congressional investigators said on Friday.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge, plagiarized parts of a research paper tied to a master’s degree he earned from the school.
House Republicans unveiled a $1.5 billion border funding package Wednesday to address the situation on the southern border, almost $1 billion dollars smaller than the version introduced by Senate Democrats on Tuesday, and less than half of what President Barack Obama requested.
President Obama said he and Central American leaders discussed a pilot program that would assess asylum claims in their countries "rather than take a very dangerous journey all the way up to Texas to make those same claims."
House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than what Democrats want and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.