National Newswatch

Trudeau had numerous defences in Khadr lawsuit

Jul 20 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — The more Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argues he had no choice but to give Omar Khadr $10.5 million of taxpayers’ money and an apology, the less convincing he sounds. Let’s look at the facts, as opposed to Trudeau’s rhetoric it could have cost the government up to $40 million had Khadr’s $20 million civil suit […]

Trudeau, the media and the kumquat principle

Jul 18 2017 — Gerry Nicholls — If you’re wondering why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enjoys so much favourable media coverage, the answer can be found in the “Kumquat Principle of Political Publicity.” This totally scientific principle (which I made up about five minutes ago) states: “If you want a brief mention in an obscure business journal, write a 500 page report […]

Former PM Stephen Harper reaches out to Khadr victim

Jul 14 2017 — Joe Warmington — First it was a Toronto Sun reader buying a full-page advertisement to apologize to Omar Khadr’s victims for the eight-figure settlement he received from the Canadian government. Now former prime minister Stephen Harper has reached out to the families to express his outrage. Upset about the Liberal government’s $10.5-million settlement with Khadr, Prime Minister Justin […]

Liberals could have defended Khadr case

Jul 12 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Trudeau Liberals insist they had little choice but to settle with Omar Khadr for $10.5 million. This in light of Khadr’s $20 million civil suit against them and because the Supreme Court found in 2010 that the Jean Chretien and Paul Martin Liberal governments violated Khadr’s Charter rights to life, liberty and security of […]

Notley calls out PC leader Jason Kenney for “arrogance” after he says the premier needs an economics course and he’ll pay for it

Jul 11 2017 — Rick Bell — Premier Notley took the offensive at her Stampede breakfast Monday morning. Suffice it to say, she’s not taking Jason Kenney up on his offer. Over the past weekend, PC leader Kenney called the Notley NDP “a government of economic illiterates.” He saw them as a group of politicians living in denial after the latest bad […]

More hot air from Trudeau

Jun 27 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment Tuesday of a new climate change ambassador — actually Canada’s fifth although her duties will be slightly different from the previous four — is what the Liberals do best when it comes to climate change. That is, they have a never-ending supply of political announcements about climate change. This as […]

Wynne’s Liberals tracking for third place in next election: Poll

Jun 20 2017 — Antonella Artuso — The Ontario Liberals and Premier Kathleen Wynne find themselves as unpopular as ever despite a flurry of feel-good announcements, a Forum Research poll reveals. Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research, said the Liberals experienced a surge in popularity in May after announcing a tax on foreign buyers to cool Toronto’s sizzling housing market, but that […]

NDP premiers are the pipeline winners, while Trudeau loses

Jun 11 2017 — Tom Parkin — Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley and in-coming BC NDP Premier John Horgan disagree. One supports the Trans Mountain pipeline. The other does not. But in holding opposite positions each will be rewarded by their province’s voters. The losers are their provincial opponents and, most of all, Justin Trudeau. For Notley’s Alberta, the pipleline would boost […]

Tories making Trudeau’s job easy

Jun 7 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — Dear Conservative Party of Canada: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau already has enough advantages over you heading into the 2019 federal election. There’s no need to make his job easier by questioning the legitimacy of Andrew Scheer’s hard-fought victory in your just-completed leadership race. If you can’t run your own leadership contest competently and come to […]

Trump told the truth

Jun 2 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — While there will be predictable hysteria about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate treaty Thursday, what he said about it was true. It was also consistent with his pledge during the U.S. presidential election campaign to withdraw from the global climate treaty. Simply put, he has done what he said […]

Take the Conservative litmus test

May 10 2017 — Gerry Nicholls — One side effect of the Conservative Party leadership race, which is now (mercifully) entering its final phase, is it has conservatives across Canada debating the meaning of conservatism. Or more to the point, conservatives are currently asking themselves “Who are the true conservatives?” Is a true conservative a Kellie Leitch-style populist or a Maxime Bernier-style […]