Documents from the Privy Council Office obtained through the access-to-information law, show that as of last year, 55.5 per cent of appointees to federal agencies, boards and organizations were women, slightly above their proportion in the Canadian population.
Opposition members on the Commons defence committee forced a special meeting Thursday afternoon, aiming to start an investigation of how the military's former second-in-command came to be prosecuted on breach-of-trust charges.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday will reveal the government's plan for a climate tax for provinces that haven't come up with their own climate strategies, or those that didn’t meet federal standards.
The $8.4-billion spending plan is set against a forecasted deficit of $522 million, a number that's been steadily declining from more than $2 billion when the provincial Liberals came to power in 2015.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government removed the terms "Sikh," "Sunni" and "Shia" from the report when referring to extremism to avoid conveying the impression that an entire religion or community is a threat to national security.