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Average wait time calling CRA now 25 minutes

The average time Canadians are on hold when they call the Canada Revenue Agency is now at a record 25 minutes, with some waiting hours just to speak to an agent.

Government-contracted quarantine officer charged with sexual assault and extortion

According to Halton Regional Police, a 27 year-old security officer attempted to exhort cash from a woman during a quarantine compliance check in Oakville, Ont. before sexually assaulting her.

NBC to pull Canadian show cited for anti-Semitic depiction of Jews

NBC will be pulling an episode from the Canadian series “Nurses” after audience members and Jewish organizations accused the series of an anti-Semitic depiction of Orthodox Jews.

FUREY: A third lockdown is not the answer to a third...

More medical experts are speaking out and saying lockdowns are no longer needed, even if there's a third wave.

Alberta, taxpayer group go to court to fight “no more pipelines”...

The province of Alberta and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) are heading to court, looking to defeat Bill C-69, which they claim would end resource development in Canada.

US Congresswoman cites Canada as an example of dangerous gender ideology

US Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert cited Canada as an example of the dangers gender ideology poses when written into law.

Opinion

Immigration

Majority of Canadians oppose Trudeau government’s immigration plan: study

A study commissioned by the Department of Immigration found that the majority of Canadians disagree with the government’s plan to increase the number of immigrants.

UN praises Canada for keeping borders open to refugees during pandemic

The UNHCR's Canadian representative Rema Jamous Imseis said that the agency was thankful Canada kept its borders open to refugees while other countries closed their borders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

CBSA still cannot locate 800 criminals up for deportation

Speaking to the House of Commons public accounts committee, CBSA President John Ossowski said that the agency is still looking for hundreds of criminals living illegally in Canada.

Economy

Doug Ford fundraises off his alleged support for businesses

Critics have accused the Ford government of unnecessarily harming small businesses in the province through the use of wide-sweeping lockdowns.

Harper says world governments are headed for a debt crisis

According to Harper, the difference between the current impending financial crisis and the crisis his government successfully managed in 2008 has to do with how governments handle stimulus.
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Coronavirus coverage

Average wait time calling CRA now 25 minutes

The average time Canadians are on hold when they call the Canada Revenue Agency is now at a record 25 minutes, with some waiting hours just to speak to an agent.

Government-contracted quarantine officer charged with sexual assault and extortion

According to Halton Regional Police, a 27 year-old security officer attempted to exhort cash from a woman during a quarantine compliance check in Oakville, Ont. before sexually assaulting her.

Liberal MP implies premiers who end lockdowns are being criminally negligent

On Sunday, Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull implied that provincial and territorial leaders who open up their economies could be seen as criminally negligent for any resulting deaths.

In case you missed it

Only 28% of radio listeners see value in CBC Radio

The vast majority of Canadians, 68%, prefer commercial radio stations to CBC Radio, with a further 37% of Canadians saying they have never listened to CBC Radio.

Taxpayer group slams “shameful” Ontario MPPs who voted against pay cut

“These politicians should be working for the Ontario taxpayers who pay their salaries - not spending their time in the legislature mocking an MPP who suggested they take a pay cut,” Ontario Director with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Jasmine Moulton told True North.

Mississauga man pleads guilty to helping North Korean hackers

Ghaleb Alaumary, 37, a dual Canada-U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one charge of conspiring to commit money laundering and faces a maximum 20 years in prison.

Podcast episodes

Canadian Lawyer magazine pulls article criticizing mandatory pronouns in BC courts

Law Society of Ontario bencher and lawyer Jared Brown tells True North's Andrew Lawton it's clear these lawyers – and the magazine – don't support free speech.

Pillows and Politics: Mike Lindell on faith, business and cancel culture

Tune in as Mike Lindell and Andrew Lawton talk about faith, business and politics, and Lindell's memoir, "What Are The Odds: From Crack Addict to CEO."