National Newswatch

The dark racial sentiment in Trump’s NBA and NFL criticism

Sep 23 2017 — — In the last 24 hours, President Donald Trump has criticized NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem and NBA superstar Steph Curry for expressing ambivalence about whether or not to attend the traditional White House celebration for champions in professional sports. On Friday night in Alabama, Trump condemned football players who either […]

LeBron James calls Trump a “bum” as athletes defend Stephen Curry

Sep 23 2017 — — LeBron James is defending Stephen Curry after President Trump said he withdrew the Golden State Warriors star’s invitation to the White House. In a Saturday morning tweet, the Cleveland Cavaliers star called the president a “bum” and reminded followers that Curry didn’t want to go to the White House to meet with Mr. Trump in […]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Trump’s comments “divisive”

Sep 23 2017 — — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday responded to President Trump’s Friday night monologue attacking the NFL and players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, saying the president’s “divisive comments” reveal an “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and contributions players make to their communities.

Alberta’s Notley says any fed tax changes need to balance fairness with growth

Sep 23 2017 — — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is not weighing in directly on the federal government’s controversial tax change proposals. But she says she hopes the feds strike a balance by ensuring tax fairness without stifling economic growth. Notley says that’s critical as Alberta is just rebounding from a prolonged economic slump. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is […]

Canadian Chamber of Commerce critical of proposed tax reforms by Ottawa

Sep 23 2017 — — Members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce say proposed tax changes for businesses by the federal government are casting business people in a negative light, and the finance minister should apologize. “Whenever a process from government starts to position business people and the business community in such a negative light, it is an absolute disaster […]

Alberta Premier Notley attacks UCP over economy, gay kids and fundraising

Sep 23 2017 — — Premier Rachel Notley says the opposition United Conservatives are determined to inflict their past mistakes on Alberta, wreaking havoc on working families and inflicting pain on gay children. Notley made the comments in a fiery campaign-style speech to party faithful Saturday at a meeting of the Alberta NDP provincial council. “Our friends in the UCP […]

Justin Trudeau pays tribute at funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan

Sep 23 2017 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was one of the scores of people paying tribute at the funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan on Saturday morning in Toronto. Chan, the member of parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, died of cancer earlier this month at age 50. Trudeau was one of several speakers at the ceremony, along with Chan’s wife […]

6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico

Sep 23 2017 — — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said, rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from two stronger temblors earlier this month. Saturday’s quake was centered in Oaxaca state, about 275 miles southeast of Mexico City. Roughly speaking, the epicenter was between the centers of […]

Chief Canadian NAFTA negotiator not expecting progress on auto content rules

Sep 23 2017 — — Despite tough talk from the U.S. about the job-killing impact of NAFTA on its automotive sector, Canada’s chief negotiator isn’t expecting to see a detailed proposal from the Americans during the latest round of talks to rewrite the continental trade pact. Steve Verheul says he doesn’t expect anything “radically new” from the American negotiating team. […]

Ontario premier says she was misunderstood by Quebec party leader during meeting

Sep 23 2017 — — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne contradicted the leader of one of Quebec’s opposition parties Friday, saying he misunderstood their private conversation and shouldn’t have publicly revealed its contents on the internet. On Thursday, the leader of the Coalition for Quebec’s Future (CAQ) published a tweet congratulating himself for having interested Wynne in his party’s energy strategy. […]