Christian Paas-Lang


Christian Paas-Lang covers federal politics for CBC News in Ottawa as an associate producer with The House and a digital writer with CBC Politics. You can reach him at

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Alberta premier says she's prepared to take Ottawa to court over housing deals

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she's willing to go to court to block the federal government from going straight to municipalities to make deals on housing. The federal government says that approach will only slow down construction.

Deluge of federal pre-budget announcements draws fire from opposition, premiers

As the governing Liberals put additional budget measures in the window, the Conservative opposition and some premiers continue to hammer them on issues like the carbon tax.

India calls allegations of foreign interference in Canada's elections 'baseless'

India says that allegations that it was involved in interfering in the 2021 federal election, as stated in CSIS documents made public by the foreign interference inquiry, are baseless.

U.S. 'unable to step up' on Ukraine aid, leaving Canada to fill the gap, says Freeland

Asked about Canada's commitment to NATO's two per cent spending target, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada's support for Ukraine has helped the alliance deal with its most significant challenge at a time when the U.S. has been dealing with "shenanigans" in Congress.

Trudeau condemns Netanyahu's comments on strike that killed Canadian, 6 other aid workers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pushed back Thursday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said military mishaps like the one that killed a Canadian citizen recently "happen in wartime."

3 NDP MPs announce they're leaving politics

NDP MPs Charlie Angus, Carol Hughes and Rachel Blaney all announced Thursday that they will not be seeking re-election.

Federal government commits to creation of national school food program

The federal government says it will spend $1 billion over five years to implement a national school food program.

Federal politicians get pay bump, PM salary tops $400k

Parliamentarians in Canada are getting a pay increase for this year. Starting Monday, salaries for federal officials are going up 4.4 per cent.

'We'll meet again': Scenes from Brian Mulroney's state funeral

Hundreds of people gathered in the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal to honour the life of Brian Mulroney, who led Canada as prime minister from 1984 to 1993.

Natural resources minister defends carbon tax as provinces pile on

Jonathan Wilkinson says provincial premiers who are calling on the government to scrap a planned increase on the carbon tax have their facts wrong.