National Newswatch

Scheer calls environment minister to apologize for MP’s sexist insult

Sep 21 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has personally apologized to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for a Tory MP's remark referring to her as "climate Barbie." Scheer called McKenna on Thursday to offer the apology two days after Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz posted the insult on Twitter. The tweet, condemned as sexist by politicians of all stripes, appeared inspired […]

Scheer calls environment minister to apologize for MP’s sexist insult

Sep 21 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has personally apologized to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for a Tory MP's remark referring to her as "climate Barbie." Scheer called McKenna on Thursday to offer the apology two days after Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz posted the insult on Twitter. The tweet, condemned as sexist by politicians of all stripes, appeared inspired […]

Scheer calls environment minister to apologize for MP’s sexist insult

Sep 21 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has personally apologized to Environment Minister Catherine McKenna for a Tory MP's remark referring to her as "climate Barbie." Scheer called McKenna on Thursday to offer the apology two days after Saskatchewan MP Gerry Ritz posted the insult on Twitter. The tweet, condemned as sexist by politicians of all stripes, appeared inspired […]

Tory leader dodges calls to condemn MP’s “climate Barbie” Twitter insult

Sep 20 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer resisted demands Wednesday that he condemn longtime Tory MP Gerry Ritz and force him to apologize in the House of Commons for posting a sexist tweet about the Liberal environment minister. Seizing the opportunity, the Liberals mounted an aggressive question period offensive over the tweet, dominating the opening salvos […]

Tory leader dodges calls to condemn MP’s “climate Barbie” Twitter insult

Sep 20 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer resisted demands Wednesday that he condemn longtime Tory MP Gerry Ritz and force him to apologize in the House of Commons for posting a sexist tweet about the Liberal environment minister. Seizing the opportunity, the Liberals mounted an aggressive question period offensive over the tweet, dominating the opening salvos […]

Liberal minister urges Conservatives to kick Sen. Lynn Beyak out of caucus

Sep 19 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — If the Conservatives are committed to First Nations reconciliation, they need to show the door to a senator who's urging Indigenous Peoples to "trade your status card" and practice their culture on their own dime, says a prominent Liberal cabinet minister. Carolyn Bennett, the government's Crown-Indigenous relations minister, made the comments about Conservative Sen. Lynn […]

Liberal minister urges Conservatives to kick Sen. Lynn Beyak out of caucus

Sep 19 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — If the Conservatives are committed to First Nations reconciliation, they need to show the door to a senator who's urging Indigenous Peoples to "trade your status card" and practice their culture on their own dime, says a prominent Liberal cabinet minister. Carolyn Bennett, the government's Crown-Indigenous relations minister, made the comments about Conservative Sen. Lynn […]

Liberal minister urges Conservatives to kick Sen. Lynn Beyak out of caucus

Sep 19 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — If the Conservatives are committed to First Nations reconciliation, they need to show the door to a senator who's urging Indigenous Peoples to "trade your status card" and practice their culture on their own dime, says a prominent Liberal cabinet minister. Carolyn Bennett, the government's Crown-Indigenous relations minister, made the comments about Conservative Sen. Lynn […]

Scientists say no more room for doubt about impact of pesticides on birds, bees

Sep 19 2017 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A group of international scientists is meeting in the national capital to try to convince parliamentarians there is no longer any doubt that common agricultural pesticides are proving toxic to ordinary honey bees. In fact, says Jean-Marc Bonmatin of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, neonicotinoid pesticides kill a lot more than just bees, posing a deadly […]