National Newswatch

Police spying inquiry: Denis Coderre expected to testify on Monday

Jun 3 2017 — — Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is expected to testify before the Chamberland Commission on Monday. Justice Jacques Chamberland, the head of the commission into how police have spied on Quebec journalists to uncover leaks, made the announcement on Friday. The commission is also expected to hear testimony from Catherine Maurice, Coderre’s press attaché. Coderre and Maurice […]

Report: Karla Homolka volunteered at an N.D.G. elementary school

May 31 2017 — — Convicted killer Karla Homolka volunteered at her children’s elementary school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce last March, according to a report by Breakfast Television. Homolka reportedly supervised kindergarten children from the Greaves Adventist Academy on a field trip in March and once brought her dog to the school for students to pet. The academy, a private Christian school, […]

NDP leadership candidates call for a return to party’s roots

Mar 26 2017 — — In the minds of many of its followers, the NDP lost its way in the last federal election — and paid the price. Many blamed leader Thomas Mulcair for advocating centrist policies like balancing the budget without rising taxes, allowing Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to outflank them on the left by promising to run up deficits […]

Most Canadians favour values test for immigrants: poll

Mar 13 2017 — — Three Canadians out of four believe immigrants to this country should be tested for “anti-Canadian” values, a survey conducted for Radio-Canada suggests. The findings of the survey, carried by the CROP polling for the French-language service of the CBC, indicate that despite criticism from the media and within political circles, the controversial position taken by […]

Former Bloc leader Duceppe rallies for rights of British Home Children

Feb 27 2017 — — Most in this province are abundantly aware of Gilles Duceppe’s political leanings. Far fewer are aware of the former Bloc Québécois leader’s lineage. It turns out that Duceppe has more anglo blood coursing through his veins than many English-speakers here opposed to his views on sovereignty. Duceppe’s maternal grandfather, John James Rowley, hailed from the […]

Justin Trudeau, here’s how you deal with Donald Trump

Feb 11 2017 — Josh Freed — At last, the political showdown the whole world’s been waiting for: What happens when Mr. Trudeau Goes To Washington? It’s “Sunny Ways” Justin vs. “Tropical Storm” Donald in the most anticipated U.S.-Canada match-up, since an angry Lyndon Johnson grabbed Prime Minister Lester Person by the shirt collar, then lifted him off the floor. What will […]

Angry anglos file complaints against Trudeau for French only answers in Quebec

Jan 18 2017 — Philip Authier — Three formal complaints have been filed against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Commissioner of Official Languages for refusing to speak English to a Quebec anglophone Tuesday in Sherbrooke. “Yes, we have received complaints,” said commission spokesperson Nelson Kalil. “We’ll be taking a look. “We would be investigating the PCO’s (Privy Council Office) involvement and […]