National Newswatch

Peter Mansbridge To Be Replaced By 3 Anchors At New ‘The National’

Jun 15 2017 — Althia Raj — Three anchors will replace Peter Mansbridge at the new version of CBC’s flagship national news program, “The National.” The incoming hosts will also report in the field, said Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News. However, the people who will fill the high-profile positions are still being decided. “As yet, no decisions have […]

Liberals Silence Opposition By Fulfilling Their Defence-Spending Promises

Jun 10 2017 — Althia Raj — The Liberals announced $62-billion in defence spending this week but you wouldn’t know it listening to question period. The NDP and the Conservatives barely mentioned the 70 per cent increased defence spending announced Wednesday — the largest boost in decades and one the Liberals didn’t specifically campaign on. The Tories devoted four questions — out […]

Justin Trudeau apparently forgot we’ve already had a woman PM

Jun 5 2017 — — It’s all about knowing your history. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the first guest on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” Monday morning as TV hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest started a stint in Niagara Falls, Ont., and they were quick to inform their audience that he was the son of a former Canadian prime […]

Trudeau-Scheer Showdown Delayed As PM Skips Question Period

Jun 1 2017 — Althia Raj — If Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is eager for his question period face-off with the prime minister, he’ll have to be a little more patient. Justin Trudeau is making the new leader wait. After a week-long trip to Europe for NATO and G7 meetings, and a personal audience with the Pope Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, […]

Liberal MPs Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Sean Casey Vote To Call Out Electoral Reform Pledge

May 31 2017 — Althia Raj — Two Liberal MPs — Sean Casey and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith — voted with the opposition Wednesday to accept a Commons’ committee report that outlined ways the Grits could have kept their electoral promise to reform the way Canadians vote. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau struck an all-party committee last year asking for recommendations on how the government […]