National Newswatch

Families fear missing and murdered women inquiry in trouble

May 15 2017 — Gloria Galloway — Families of victims, Indigenous leaders and advocates for those who have lost loved ones have written to the head of Canada’s inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women saying they fear the inquiry is in serious trouble. The letter comes after months of concern expressed by families and others that the $58.3-million investigation into the […]

Former veterans watchdog launches bid for NDP leadership

Apr 20 2017 — Gloria Galloway — Pat Stogran, a retired army colonel who was Canada’s first veterans ombudsman, is joining the race to succeed Tom Mulcair as leader of the federal New Democrats. Mr. Stogran launched his campaign Thursday at a hotel in downtown Ottawa where he said Canadians can count on him to be straight-talking and honest with them. In […]

Ottawa begins settlement talks in Sixties Scoop cases

Mar 28 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The federal government has begun settlement negotiations in what is known as the Sixties Scoop as class-action lawyers across Canada jockey to represent First Nations people who were removed from their homes when they were children and adopted into non-Indigenous families. The Indigenous Affairs department has opted not to appeal a court decision last month […]

Finances of Canadian veterans’ charities under scrutiny

Mar 16 2017 — Gloria Galloway — Organizations created over the past decade to support veterans – especially soldiers returning from Afghanistan – now number among the largest charities in Canada and take in millions of dollars annually from Canadians who have been moved to help those who served their country. Like all charities, those veterans’ groups have administrative costs which Revenue […]

Conservatives disavow Tory senator’s positive views of residential schools

Mar 9 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The Conservative Party of Canada is distancing itself from remarks made this week by a Conservative senator who said negative reports of what happened at Canada’s Indian residential schools have overshadowed all of the “good things” that happened in the institutions. In talking points circulated on Thursday to Conservative caucus members and staff, the Tories […]