National Newswatch

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 […]


NDP vow to make public health care a top priority for fall

Sep 8 2016 — Gloria Galloway — The federal New Democrats will attempt to score points against the majority Liberal government when Parliament resumes this fall by declaring the preservation of public health care to be their primary cause. NDP officials hope the line of attack will resonate with Canadians at a time when a British Columbia doctor is challenging some of […]


CNSC review dismissing nuclear-safety concerns called a ‘sham’

Aug 10 2016 — Gloria Galloway — An internal review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission dismisses allegations that important information was withheld during the licensing of nuclear plants but two nuclear scientists say the review is “less than impartial” and a “sham” that should give Canadians no comfort. In June, CNSC president Michael Binder received an anonymous letter, purported to have […]


Nuclear scientists push for freedom to express views without fear of reprisals

Aug 2 2016 — Gloria Galloway — Scientists working for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission have asked their union to negotiate a policy on scientific integrity that would allow them to express their views about nuclear-safety issues without fear of reprisals from management. The unionized professional employees at the nuclear regulator and two nuclear research facilities – Chalk River in Ontario and […]