Category: PM

PM Tabs Chief Legal Officer at House of Commons to Be Next Privacy Commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has nominated accomplished lawyer Philippe Dufresne to be the next federal privacy commissioner. Dufresne is the chief legal officer of the House of Commons and has previously worked as senior general counsel of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The privacy commissioner investigates complaints and publicly reports on how public and private-sector…


PM Says Inviting Iran to Vancouver Soccer Friendly Is Not ‘A Very Good Idea’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a soccer friendly between Canada and Iran next month in Vancouver is ill-advised. “This was a choice by Soccer Canada,” Trudeau said Tuesday in St. John’s, when asked about the match. “I think it wasn’t a very good idea to invite the Iranian soccer team here to Canada. But that’s…


Spanish PM Calls for Debate on Treating COVID-19 as Endemic

MADRID—Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says that amid falling lethality rates for COVID-19, Spain wants European officials to consider whether to move away from the detailed tracking that the pandemic has required until now to a flu-like monitoring system. The change would mean treating COVID-19 as an “endemic illness” rather than a pandemic, Sánchez said…