National Newswatch

Ottawa took years to warn Ontario First Nations about fraud

Feb 10 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The federal Auditor-General alerted the department of Indigenous Affairs in 2011 that a man hired to co-manage a First Nation’s finances may have been engaged in fraud – the year before the RCMP alleges Joe Crupi pocketed the last of hundreds of thousands of dollars that was misappropriated from a breakfast program for children on […]


Federal government to seek settlement in ‘60s Scoop case

Feb 1 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The federal government will offer to negotiate a settlement in a class-action lawsuit known as the ‘60s Scoop case in which indigenous people say they lost their cultural identity when they were removed as children from their homes on reserves to be placed with non-aboriginal families. The government told The Globe and Mail it is […]


Ex-union leader Sid Ryan considering NDP leadership bid

Jan 24 2017 — Gloria Galloway — There is just one registered candidate in the race to lead the federal NDP but a number of high-profile New Democrats are weighing their options including former union leader Sid Ryan who says he would shift the party back to the left. Mr. Ryan, a former president of both the Canadian Union of Public Employees […]


Government consistently fails to fix mistakes, Auditor-General says

Nov 29 2016 — Gloria Galloway — Canada’s Auditor-General says the federal government must adjust the way it does business after a broad evaluation in which he says departments fail to consider whether their services actually benefit Canadians, cannot stay ahead of emerging trends, and do not correct inadequacies even after they have been pointed out. In marking the mid-point of his […]


Sajjan puts onus on troops while defending use of harmful malaria drug

Nov 15 2016 — Gloria Galloway — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is defending his department’s continued prescription of an anti-malarial drug that Health Canada now agrees can cause permanent brain damage, saying troops make their own informed decisions about whether to take it. Mr. Sajjan told reporters on Monday that the military chooses from an “evidence-based perspective” to allow soldiers to use […]


Residential-school rulings raise concerns about denied compensation claims

Sep 27 2016 — Gloria Galloway — Three recent court rulings have overturned adjudicators’ decisions to deny compensation to people who were abused at Indian residential schools, raising questions about how many other former students have been unfairly refused redress. As the process created by the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement to provide compensation for the abuse nears the end of its […]