National Newswatch

Are Steve Bannon And Gerald Butts Friends? PMO Says It’s Just Business

Aug 16 2017 — Althia Raj — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office is trying to downplay a U.S. report about the close relationship between his senior staffer, Gerald Butts, and Donald Trump’s key adviser, Steve Bannon. In a piece published Tuesday in The New Yorker, Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza described Butts and Bannon as “friends” and noted the two “talk regularly.” While […]

President Trump Promotes His Charlottesville Winery After News Conference

Aug 15 2017 — — U.S. President Donald Trump took a moment to promote his Charlottesville, Va. winery on Tuesday, moments after downplaying concerns his unfocused response to violence in the city is inflaming racial tensions. The president made his remarks at Trump Tower in New York City after delivering statement about infrastructure. He defended the tone of his muted […]

Politicians Accused Of Violating Canadians’ Rights By Blocking Them Online

Aug 2 2017 — Althia Raj — The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is looking into complaints from citizens who have been blocked on social media by politicians and government agencies, HuffPost Canada has learned. “We have gotten complaints about this and, we are just grappling right now with the assessment,” Micheal Vonn, BCCLA’s policy director, said Wednesday. “People are asking about […]

China’s Gift For Canada 150 Project Not What It Seems, Expert Says

Aug 1 2017 — Althia Raj — Canadian agencies showed naiveté in dealing with China as it inserted itself into a Canada 150 project, says a Canada-China expert. Brock University political scientist Charles Burton told HuffPost Canada that the “very dominant Chinese participation” in a horticulture exhibit in the national capital this summer is another example of the regime’s “attempt to influence […]

John Kelly, Trump’s New Chief Of Staff, Seen As Friend Of Trudeau Government

Jul 31 2017 — Althia Raj — Gen. John Kelly’s appointment as U.S. President Donald Trump’s new White House chief of staff was greeted warmly Monday by the Trudeau government, which believes it has built a strong relationship with the former Homeland Security secretary. Kelly, a retired general who was described as “an adult in the room,” “well-informed,” and “responsible,” by Canadians […]

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 […]

Justin Trudeau Rolling Stone Cover Is Brought To You By Desperate Times In America

Jul 26 2017 — Zi-Ann Lum — Rolling Stone unveiled its cover featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday — teasing their interview with a coquettish question: “Why can’t he be our president?” The image of a wistful-looking Trudeau, sleeves rolled up, leaning against a table in a wood-panelled room has allowed a new opportunity for people to perpetuate the misconception that […]

The Declaration Of Conscience

Jul 26 2017 — Glen Pearson — “Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong,” wrote Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower during a particularly troubling occasion during his tenure in office. How would he feel today, if he witnessed that sage advice being spurned by his own party? The Republican Party in America appears to […]

Andrew Weaver, B.C. Green Leader, Bemoans NDP ‘Change In Language’ On Kinder Morgan

Jul 25 2017 — Althia Raj — B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says he hopes watered-down language in official cabinet mandates doesn’t mean Premier John Horgan has changed his position on fighting the Kinder Morgan pipeline. HuffPost Canada reported on Tuesday that the new B.C. NDP government’s mandate letters make little mention of the party’s campaign promise to fight the Trans […]

Jagmeet Singh Acting Like A Liberal, Charlie Angus Says

Jul 12 2017 — Althia Raj — Ontario MPP Jagmeet Singh pitched himself Tuesday as the only candidate in the NDP leadership race who could help the party grow, but he left himself vulnerable to accusations of being the least likely to champion party policy. “I’m the growth candidate in this race,” the 38-year-old declared in his opening remarks at the debate […]