The federal government has more than $27 million set aside for Indigenous groups who wish to search for cemeteries of Indigenous children who died at residential schools.
Chief Political Correspondent
Award-winning journalist David Akin covers Canadian federal and electoral politics and is currently Chief Political Correspondent for Global News where his work is featured on Global National, on Global News programs across the country, on Corus Radio stations and at Globalnews.ca.
Akin’s reporting has literally taken him around the world. He has covered Canadian politicians at G7 and G20 summits in St. Petersburg, Russia, Perth, Australia; Kampala, Uganda, and Seoul, South Korea. He has also reported from Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring of 2011; from post 9/11 terror trials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and was in Rome in 2013 to cover the election of Pope Francis.
He has covered 19 federal and provincial elections.
In his 35-year journalism career, Akin has been a member of the inaugural staff of the National Post, was a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail, and served as Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Sun Media. He has also been a parliamentary correspondent for CTV National News.
He has long been one of Canada’s journalism pioneers when it comes to exploring ways to use digital and social media as well as computer-assisted tools for newsgathering and publishing.
Akin received the 2017 National Newspaper Award for political reporting for breaking the news about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2017 Christmas holiday at the Aga Khan’s island in the Bahamas, a series of stories that led to Trudeau becoming the first prime minister in history to have been found to have broken a federal statute. Akin is also the recipient of a Gemini Award (now known as the Canadian Screen Awards) for his television reporting.
Akin was born in Montreal and studied history at the University of Guelph. He lives near Ottawa with his wife and two children and enjoys cross-country skiing, golf, and collecting Canadian stamps.
Records obtained by Global News show political staff for former Immigration Minister John McCallum sought to unmask the identity of an access-to-information requester.
Western Canada is the most politically volatile region in the country, the result of crumbling support for Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives.
France must must provide convincing evidence a Canadian was involved in a 1980 bombing in Paris while Canada should change its extradition rules to better protect its citizens.
Sources tell Global News that Canada may prefer alternatives to vaccine passports for travellers, including rapid COVID-19 testing and different rules for different countries.
As Canadian officials forecast a rapid increase in new COVID-19 vaccines, new data shows that the current federal supply may not be enough to keep up with provincial vaccinations.
During a Thursday teleconference call, premiers pressed the prime minister to do more on borders and to step up for provincial sick leave programs.
All provinces are under pressure to use up all the vaccine they’re given but all have been relatively consistent in the percentage of doses they’ve held back.
Elections Canada bought 16 million pencils for voters to safely make their mark in a pandemic election. But a pandemic campaign could be an all-digital smartphone affair.
“Our only request to the federal government at this time is a greater and more steady supply of vaccines,” a spokesperson for Ontario’s solicitor general told Global News.
The sources, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly, warned the cabinet’s deliberations are evolving and items being discussed are subject to change.
We chart the closest races from 2019 and use those results to get a sense of which ridings will be targeted by which parties if we have a federal election this year.
The Conservative leader says climate change is real and the science is settled. A majority in his party disagree. That’s a problem for Conservative electoral prospects.
The 90-minute Tudeau-BIden mini-summit is the first big chance for the U.S. show its foreign relations will be more peaceful and normal than they were under Donald Trump.
A Liberal MP said the rhetoric used by the president of the National Firearms Association was “dangerous” – and a parliamentary committee agreed.