Prime Minister Stephen Harper will on Thursday unveil a scaled-down version of his 2011 campaign pledge to allow income-splitting by parents with children younger than 18 once the budget is balanced. Eligible families could see tax savings as early as next spring.
CBC News has learned Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his hushed caucus he felt remorse for surreptitiously ducking into a closet during the chaos of last week's shooting as MPs from all three parties returned Wednesday morning to the caucus rooms they were in during the assault on Parliament Hill. […]
Immigration officials are working furiously to finalize contingency plans for refugee health care coverage in the event the government loses a court battle this week on how much coverage refugee claimants ought to receive.
The NDP remains competitive in Quebec, the site of its historic 2011 breakthrough, but it will need to make strides outside of the province in order to have a hope of winning the next election. Polls analyst Éric Grenier looks at the numbers.
The head of the Canadian Space Agency is leaving the position after barely more than a year on the job. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Walt Natynczyk will become deputy veterans affairs minister, effective this coming Monday.
Canada's access to information and privacy watchdogs want the government to make sure that any increase in the powers of police and intelligence agencies will have effective oversight mechanisms to ensure "fundamental rights and freedoms" are upheld.
A new study for the Canada Revenue Agency gives a failing grade to the millions of letters sent to taxpayers each year, calling them "confusing" and "dense." The agency agrees, promising to clean up its act starting next February.
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Former Governor Charlie Crist holds a large edge among independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation's largest swing state, a statewide poll on Thursday showed.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A ballot measure to tighten background checks for gun buyers in Washington state, which is reeling from a deadly school shooting last week, was drawing strong support ahead of a Nov. 4 vote, a poll showed on Wednesday.
JUNEAU (Reuters) - In family video footage recorded in 1970, a young Senator Mark Begich is seen in a bucolic park catching a ball thrown by his father, a U.S. Congressman from Alaska who died just two years later in a small plane crash en route to Juneau.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who ran an investigation of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents in Colombia in 2012 resigned after he was suspected of visiting a prostitute in Florida, the New York Times reported.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide in the Nov. 4 elections whether to legalize marijuana, pushing closer to the mainstream a notion that was once consigned to the political fringe.
HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is closing in but still trails his Democratic challenger among likely voters in next week's gubernatorial election, a poll showed on Wednesday.
David Nieland, who helped draw attention to what he said were shortcomings in the government's probe of a Secret Service prostitution scandal, resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security inspector general on Aug. 9, months after he was caught up police prostitution sting.