National Newswatch

Governor General defends China visit amid Nobel peace laureate’s death

Jul 19 2017 — — As Gov. Gen. David Johnston prepares to end his service as the Queen’s representative in Canada, he took a moment to defend his goodwill mission to China earlier this month. During a candid one-on-one interview with CTV’s Daniele Hamamdjian in London on Wednesday, the outgoing Governor General discussed his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping […]

Ottawa aware of reports Canadians detained in Mosul

Jul 19 2017 — Laura Payton — Global Affairs Canada is looking into a report that two Canadian women are among a group of female Islamic State militants detained following the Iraqi forces’ victory in Mosul. “We are aware of these media reports. Canadian officials are contacting local authorities and gathering additional information,” Natasha Nystrom, a spokeswoman for the foreign affairs department, […]

Scheer says Conservatives have a ‘great story to tell’

Jul 17 2017 — Meredith MacLeod — New Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer seems to embrace the notion he is “Stephen Harper with a smile” but says Canadians will see a much different style from him as he leads his party into the next election more than two years down the road. “My approach will be different and I can connect with […]

Trudeau meets baby Justin-Trudeau ahead of Calgary Stampede

Jul 15 2017 — — Ahead of his visit to the Calgary Stampede, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met his name sake, two-month-old Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal on Saturday. Trudeau cradled Bilal in his arms as he spoke to his parents, Afraa and Moe Bilal, Syrian refugees living in Calgary. The moment was captured by Trudeau’s official photographer, Adam Scotti. Bilal was […]

PM says CSIS will ‘get to the bottom of this issue’ amid shocking harassment claims

Jul 14 2017 — Josh Dehaas — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to shocking claims about a toxic work environment at Canada’s top spy agency on Friday, but stopped short of saying he would order an investigation. Five employees at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) allege that a culture of homophobia, racism and anti-Muslim sentiment have caused them health problems and […]

Former military officer says she was sexually assaulted by military physician

Jul 13 2017 — — A former Canadian Forces officer is frustrated with delays in the military justice system after she alleges she was sexually and physically assaulted by a military doctor. Twenty-one months after the allegations were brought forward, the physician continues to work within the military and the case still hasn’t reached trial. The accuser, whom CTV News […]

Bank governor credits Liberal stimulus with stronger economy

Jul 12 2017 — Laura Payton — – Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is crediting the Liberal government’s Canada Child Benefit program with the country’s strengthening economy, calling it “highly stimulative.” The federal government introduced the amended formula for providing money to parents of children under 18 years old as its first order of business in 2015. It wasn’t promoted as […]

B.C. wildfires force province-wide state of emergency

Jul 9 2017 — — A province-wide state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia after dozens of new wildfires destroyed buildings and forced thousands of people from their homes. More than 1,800 firefighters were fighting around 200 fires on Saturday, many of which are considered to be out of control. Another 260 firefighters were coming to help from […]

Khadr lawyer upset by settlement reports

Jul 5 2017 — Laura Payton — A lawyer for Omar Khadr says he’s upset and disappointed somebody went public with the details of their mediation with the federal government. John Phillips wouldn’t confirm any of the details of the mediation talks or the details of the reported $10.5 million settlement offer, but said it wasn’t anyone from Khadr’s team who spoke […]

6 military members face review over confrontation at Mi’kmaq protest

Jul 5 2017 — — Six Canadian Armed Forces members who appeared in an online video of a confrontation at an Indigenous protest in Halifax on Canada Day will be removed from duty and training while the military conducts an investigation into their conduct, according to the nation’s top soldier. In a statement to CTV News, chief of defence staff […]

PM sidesteps comment on Khadr settlement rumours

Jul 4 2017 — Laura Payton — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is keeping mum on a reported $10 million settlement for Omar Khadr, a former child soldier who was detained in Guantanamo Bay and in Canadian prison for 10 years.http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/wp-admin/edit.php Speaking to reporters in Dublin on Tuesday, where he was meeting with Irish Taoiseach (the equivalent of a prime minister) Leo Varadkar, […]