Ford kicks off housing summit with funding to help municipalities cut red tape

Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a media briefing at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Further restrictions were announced to combat the increasing spear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends a media briefing at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Further restrictions were announced to combat the increasing spear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds on new Canadian sanctions list

Foreign Minister Melanie Joly is today announcing a fresh wave of sanctions against Vladimir Putin's regime including a ban on importing Russian vodka, caviar and diamonds. The ban on the import of certain luxury goods from Russia covers alcoholic drinks, fish and seafood.