CBC - Politics RCMP commissioner 'not sure' handgun ban is the answer to gun violence 2018-08-18T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 There are growing calls across the country for a handgun ban after a recent spate of shootings, but the new head of the RCMP isn't convinced. Despite 'Good Samaritan' law, many drug users too scared of arrest to report overdoses 2018-08-18T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 The government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users - but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest. Bernier's diatribe against 'extreme multiculturalism' boosts Liberal fundraising 2018-08-17T18:39:06.000000000-04:00 Maxime Bernier may be causing headaches for his fellow Conservative MPs, but his latest musings on "extreme multiculturalism" have been a boon for the federal Liberal party. No changes planned to push Irving out of National Shipbuilding Strategy 2018-08-17T18:32:21.000000000-04:00 The federal Treasury Board president says there are no changes planned to the National Shipbuilding Strategy that would compromise the role of Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study 2018-08-17T18:20:28.000000000-04:00 Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey of public perceptions commissioned by the federal government suggests — but they are also worried and confused when it comes to the issue of asylum seekers. Canada's purchase of Trans Mountain clears major U.S. hurdle 2018-08-17T17:01:01.000000000-04:00 A U.S. national security review has given Canada's purchase of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline the thumbs-up. The federal government says all necessary regulatory approvals have been received to close the sale. Tory senator pokes holes in Khalid's claim she didn't know constituent was alleged anti-Semite 2018-08-17T15:48:14.000000000-04:00 Conservative Sen. Linda Frum says she isn't satisfied with Liberal MP Iqra Khalid's apology for giving an award to an alleged anti-Semite — saying Khalid's professed ignorance of the man's association with anti-Jewish causes is disingenuous given she's called him her "rock" and "brother" in the p... Clement says this 'isn't the Max Bernier' he supported in the leadership race 2018-08-17T13:00:08.000000000-04:00 Conservative MP Tony Clement says Maxime Bernier is "raging at the sky" and he's not the same politician he supported during last year's Conservative leadership race. Most CRA auditors polled say Canada's tax system is skewed to protect the wealthy 2018-08-17T04:00:00.000000000-04:00 The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada polled 1,700 of its union members who work for CRA chasing down taxes owed by corporations and the wealthy. The survey found that 90 per cent of them believe the system is skewed to benefit the rich - and unfairly targets average Canadians. Trump 'in no rush' to conclude NAFTA talks as Mexico's deadline looms 2018-08-16T18:36:32.000000000-04:00 One year after NAFTA talks began, the odds of an accelerated conclusion before the end of the summer appeared as mixed as ever on Thursday.