CBC - Politics John McCallum to spell out Canada's 2017 immigration strategy 2016-12-06T20:22:39.000000Z Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum is providing more details today on Canada's plan to bring in 300,000 immigrants and refugees next year. He will take questions from MPs on the immigration committee beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET and CBCNews.ca will carry it live. Liberals paint gloomy picture of Canada's economy 2016-12-06T20:05:00.000000Z Finance Canada is giving business leaders a decidedly gloomy picture of the Canadian economy as part of the department's pre-budget consultations. Privacy watchdogs urge caution with encryption laws 2016-12-06T20:00:55.000000Z Privacy watchdogs from across Canada warn the government to "proceed cautiously" before passing encryption legislation — a move that would have the potential to undermine the security of everything from financial transactions to online communication. 'Man who walks among the stars': AFN honours tearful Gord Downie 2016-12-06T19:37:08.000000Z Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip and an advocate for First Nations people, is honoured at the Assembly of First Nation's gathering for his work highlighting the plight of those who were subjected to residential schools. Trudeau cabinet expected to debate renewed Ukraine mission 2016-12-06T17:59:31.000000Z Canada has signalled it is prepared to extend its military training mission in Ukraine. Sources tell CBC News that the size and scope is still up for debate before the current mandate expires in March. At the same time, the list of training asks from Ukraine is getting longer. Federal funding gap disadvantages First Nations students, PBO says 2016-12-06T16:05:18.000000Z The federal government has for years failed to address the higher costs of operating First Nations schools, leaving some students at a disadvantage compared with their peers in the provincial system, the parliamentary budget officer says. 'We can't abandon them': Senators urge more language, mental health supports for Syrian refugees 2016-12-06T15:02:33.000000Z One year after the first wave of Syrian refugees arrived in Canada, the Senate committee on human rights will release a report today recommending steps to ease the resettlement process. Jim Carr's comments on pipeline protests 'unfortunate,' Trudeau tells AFN 2016-12-06T12:00:00.000000Z Prime Minister Justin Trudeau narrowly avoided an organized walkout during his speech to Indigenous leaders Tuesday after Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr called chiefs to apologize for remarks some saw as a threat to protesters opposed to contentious pipeline projects. Nunavut Senator says more transparency needed in expense reports 2016-12-06T11:00:00.000000Z Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson wants even more transparency in the Senate, after he says a financial report from the Red Chamber, which listed him as having the second-highest hospitality totals, was taken out of context. Conservative leadership candidates about to find out if those French lessons paid off 2016-12-06T10:00:00.000000Z Conservative hopefuls face off tonight in the first bilingual leadership debate. With French-language skills ranging from perfect to paltry, each of the 14 declared candidates will be required to take questions in both official languages — without a translator.