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Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, Defence Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly look on as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference, Feb. 24, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Thousands of Canadian troops on standby to be deployed to Ukraine if necessary

Politics Insider for Feb. 25: Canada poises to deploy to Europe if needed; Chrystia Freeland announces more sanctions on Russia; Patrick Brown reportedly eyes the federal Conservative leadership
Lightbound speaks about COVID restrictions during a news conference, Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Joël Lightbound’s push against the Liberal status quo has caused quite a stir

Politics Insider for Feb. 9: Truckers continue to dominate the news; some provinces start to open up; Poilievre pulls ahead in the Conservative leadership race
O'Toole speaks during a media availability on Parliament Hill on Jan. 27, 2022 (Justin Tang/CP)

338Canada: Erin O’Toole is trapped

Philippe J. Fournier: The Conservative leader’s latest personal popularity numbers are bleak, inside and outside his party
Interim Quebec Director of Public Health Dr. Luc Boileau responds to a question during a news conference in Montreal, Jan. 11, 2022. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Should we tax the unvaccinated?

Politics Insider for Jan. 13: The debate over Quebec’s tax on the unvaxxed; the backlash over Ontario’s handling of school openings; and a former Supreme Court justice’s controversial role in Hong Kong
Quebec Director of Public Health Horacio Arruda at a news conference in Montreal, Jan. 5, 2022. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Quebec’s public health director resigns

Politics Insider for Jan. 11: COVID cases continue to peak in Canada; the realities of long COVID; and Ontario will re-open schools
AFN Regional Chief Cindy Woodhouse picks up a pair of children’s moccasins she had placed on her desk at a news conference, Jan. 4, 2022 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

Ottawa reaches $40 billion agreement to reform Indigenous child welfare

Politics Insider for Jan. 5: A landmark commitment to Indigenous child welfare; NORAD needs fixing; and a Canada-U.S. trade dispute settles
An anti-vaccine protest in New York in November (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Misinformation is an infection that politicians have left to fester

Editorial: The info wars are on, and our political leaders need to step up and fight back
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Netflix Canada in January 2022: What’s new this month

Here’s Jaime Weinman’s list of the new shows and movies worth checking out on Netflix in Canada
Gabrielle Cormier, 20, poses for a portrait on her front lawn in Dalhousie Junction, N.B. Cormier is one of the youngest patients diagnosed with a mysterious brain illness with clusters of cases on the north shore of the province and in the Moncton region. (Photograph by Chris Donovan)

Inside the murky, high-stakes investigation into New Brunswick’s mystery illness

At least six people are dead. Dozens are sick. Are governments racing fast enough to find the answers needed to save lives?