National Newswatch

Leitch Speaks Out After Being Excluded From Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Shadow Cabinet

Aug 30 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer excluded controversial former rival Kellie Leitch from his party’s shadow cabinet Wednesday, keeping the ex-minister away from the front lines and the media spotlight. In an interview with HuffPost Canada, Leitch said she was informed by Scheer’s chief of staff David McArthur about the decision on Tuesday. She said she didn’t […]

NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump’s ‘Despicable’ Trans Military Ban

Jul 26 2017 — Ryan Maloney — New Democrats are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn Donald Trump’s move to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, a decision the party’s defence critic says is based on “ignorance and hate.” “Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human […]

Kevin O’Leary Appears ‘Confused’ About Notwithstanding Clause, Expert Says

Mar 27 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary does not appear to understand how the notwithstanding clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms works, a constitutional expert says. O’Leary released a video Monday criticizing the Liberal government’s approach to refugee claimants who he says are exploiting a “loophole” in the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and […]

M-103: Anti-Islamophobia Motion Easily Passes House Of Commons

Mar 23 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Though largely symbolic, the motion has proven to be deeply divisive and has become a hot topic in the Conservative leadership race. Michael Chong was the only Tory leadership contender to vote in favour of the motion and received applause from Liberals. Maxime Bernier, Andrew Scheer, Kellie Leitch, Steven Blaney, Brad Trost, and Erin O’Toole […]

Michelle Rempel Says Illegal Border-Crossers Should Be Charged

Mar 3 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel says people who illegally enter Canada from a safe country where they are not “facing direct persecution” should be charged. And Rempel is calling on the Liberal government to state clearly if it believes the United States is a safe country. Rempel took to Facebook Friday to share her reaction […]