May 26 2016 — National Newswatch — A top CBC executive who was fired for his role as a key player in the Jian Ghomeshi affair claims he was politically scapegoated by the public broadcaster, and is suing for more than $700,000. Todd Spencer, 45, was executive director of human resources and industrial relations, and he led the CBC’s first internal investigation […]
May 25 2016 — Don Lenihan — National Newswatch — The Liberal campaign promised to make government more open, transparent and collaborative. At the end of last week, lots of people were wondering if that commitment had been thrown under the bus. Was it? It depends who you talk to. In one view, Open Government was always a fraud. People who think this often admire […]
May 25 2016 — John Milloy — National Newswatch — “Elbowgate,” the pundits tell us, is part of a larger story of an out-of-control government intent on subverting Parliament. As Toronto Star columnist Tim Harper put it, “Trudeau’s elbows-up intervention was the perfect metaphor for the elbows-up Liberal approach in the Commons,” including the stacking of committees and limiting debate on important pieces of legislation. […]
May 24 2016 — Graeme MacKay — National Newswatch — White Castle is bringing back the chain’s popular back Corn Dog Nibblers and Mac & Cheese Nibblers as part of its summer taste sensations menu. White Castle’s Mac & Cheese Nibblers are made with cheddar cheese and macaroni before they’re coated with a crispy cheddar batter. The Corn Dog Nibblers are made with 100 percent […]
May 20 2016 — Andrew Coyne — National Newswatch — Wednesday was one of those days when the terra firma of reality seems to give way beneath one’s feet: when identity-politics fanaticism combines with partisan silliness to produce scenes of such solemn nonsense you truly cannot believe that what you are watching is actually happening.
May 17 2016 — Glen Pearson — National Newswatch — In ironic fashion, politics is seeing a resurgence in Canada – not the kind that swirls around professional political parties but the kind which inevitably finds its way in discussions in coffee shops, among neighbours and employees, even between parents and their high school or university-aged kids. It’s not the rants between partisans that we […]
May 17 2016 — Karen Palmer — National Newswatch — And how Canada risks losing the health advantage it has In a dramatic show of physician support for deep health care reform in the U.S, more than 2,200 physician leaders have signed a “Physician’s Proposal” calling for sweeping change. The proposal, published May 5 2016 in the American Journal of Public Health, calls for the […]
May 17 2016 — Don Lenihan — National Newswatch — A meaningful apology requires sincerity, admission of the harm done, and the will to make amends. Michael Coren’s recent interview with CBC’s Wendy Mesley should be required viewing for this alone. But it is much more than an apology. It is the contemporary equivalent of a morality play that neatly illustrates our ongoing struggles with […]