National Newswatch

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 […]


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 […]