National Newswatch

Small business owners betrayed by Trudeau

Aug 31 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — If Justin Trudeau believes a huge swath of Canada’s 3.5 million small businesses have been evading taxes, why did he promise to cut their tax rate from 11% to 9% over four years, in the 2015 election? Of course, he’s already broken that promise – which he made verbally and in writing. After winning power, […]

Trudeau’s ego reveals his character

Aug 2 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — People who enjoy making themselves appear big by making others appear small are best avoided in life, if possible. Admittedly, that’s hard to do when they’re the Prime Minister. Three times since July 1 alone — twice in foreign media — Justin Trudeau has gratuitously aggrandized himself at the expense of other Canadians. Each time, […]

Pseudo Tories are Tories’ biggest problem

Aug 1 2017 — Lorrie Goldstein — The greatest threat to the future of the Conservative Party of Canada doesn’t come from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. Nor from the NDP, no matter who their next leader is. It comes from Conservatives who want to be Liberals. Some call themselves “Red Tories,” others “self-loathing” Conservatives, still others, ahem, Conservative “strategists.” […]

NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron’s jobs and growth plan is a political winner

Jul 31 2017 — Tom Parkin — Candidates in the NDP leadership race — rightfully — have had a good debate on anti-poverty and fair taxation policy. But social democracy isn’t capitalism and free markets with a redistributive tax policy wrap-around. It’s also about creating jobs, paycheques and bottom-up growth using active government policies and investment. That crucial piece hasn’t had a […]

Alberta conservatives unite: Let the games begin

Jul 23 2017 — Rick Bell — The number stuns almost everyone in the room. The overwhelming verdict is much bigger than almost all Wildrosers predicted. The number is read out. 95.4%. What? 95.4%. Yes, more than 95% of Wildrosers agree to unite with the PCs, their former political foe. That’s 23,466 Yes and 1,132 No. “Unity! Unity! Unity!” the crowd cheers, […]

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 […]