Brennan MacDonald

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Brennan MacDonald is a producer for CBC's national television program Power & Politics and a writer for CBC's Parliament Hill bureau.

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A report claims certain parliamentarians colluded with foreign states — could they be charged?

Some parliamentarians were accused this week of conspiring with foreign governments, but their exact numbers and their identities remain a mystery to the public — and to many of their colleagues.

PM says he doesn't 'understand' NDP's climate stance as Singh appears to shift on carbon tax

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he sympathizes with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh but no longer understands his party's position on climate change after Singh appeared to vacillate on his support for the consumer carbon tax.

Faced with a possible second Trump presidency, French PM says Europe needs security independence

As the world braces for an election that could return Donald Trump to the White House, the prime minister of France says he doesn't want his country's security, or the security of the European Union, to depend on voters in the United States.
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Failure to communicate: What Week 2 of the foreign interference inquiry revealed

According to testimony and documents published during Week 2 of the foreign interference inquiry's public hearings, Canada's approach to safeguarding the past two elections was plagued by failures to communicate important information.

Trudeau announces $15B more for apartment construction loans

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a $15-billion top-up to the federal government's Apartment Construction Loan Program and says the government plans to leverage the soon-to-be $55-billion program to encourage provincial and territorial partnerships to boost the number of rental units across Canada.

AI could have catastrophic consequences — is Canada ready?

A new report commissioned by the U.S. State Department is warning governments are running out of time to implement comprehensive safeguards on the development and regulation of advanced artificial intelligence — and that the future of the human species could be at stake.

Canada confirms it will resume funding United Nations relief agency for Palestinians

The Canadian government has confirmed it will restore funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. The government suspended funding in January after Israel alleged 12 employees of the agency were involved in the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

How Mulroney rallied nations against apartheid in South Africa

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who died Thursday at the age of 84, was a vocal opponent of apartheid. Mulroney and his government consistently called for an end to white minority rule of South Africa's majority Black population and marshalled Western support for economic sanctions against Pretoria.

Ambassadors raise alarm as government staff abroad struggle to access health coverage

All of Canada's ambassadors and heads of mission have signed a letter to senior Global Affairs Canada officials warning that Canadian staff abroad are struggling to access health care coverage.

Canada needs a 'concrete plan' to hit NATO defence spending pledge, says U.S. NATO envoy

The federal government is facing renewed pressure on defence spending as the United States urges Ottawa to come up with a concrete plan to meet its spending commitments as a NATO ally.