National Newswatch

The Liberal strategists who came in from the cold

Mar 10 2019 — Anthony Furey — It was only a matter of time until it came to this. Not Lavscam per se. But something like it. Something that had the same basic nuts and bolts to the story: Senior figures in the Trudeau government publicly pushing back against the PM, derailing his agenda and creating a crisis in confidence.

The unbearable lightness of Justin Trudeau

Feb 27 2019 — Anthony Furey — How on earth would he spin it? Forget spin. How on earth can he survive this? After watching Jody Wilson-Raybould’s calm, composed, lengthy and detailed damning testimony against Justin Trudeau, it was hard to imagine the PM would have anything to say in response besides staring at the cameras like a deer in the headlights. […]

Populism in Canada – expect it to ramp up in 2019

Dec 18 2018 — Anthony Furey — In the immediate aftermath of the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency there was a sense of momentum in the air around populism. Will it happen here in Canada? Or elsewhere? And how soon? What form will it take? The Brexit vote had only just gone down a few months beforehand and European […]

The Huawei arrest will have ramifications for Canada

Dec 7 2018 — Anthony Furey — It’s safe to say that there will be ramifications after Canada arrested the CFO of Huawei technologies last weekend at the behest of the United States. And they will be felt both here in Canada and around the world. Just what those will be, what form they will take, and what the next step is […]

Canada needs to be wary of China, Taiwan’s foreign minister warns

Dec 2 2018 — Anthony Furey — If there’s any country that can speak with authority about the threats posed by China, it’s Taiwan. And its officials are urging Canada and other countries to pay close attention. They sure know what they’re talking about. Beijing currently has more than a thousand missiles aimed at the island country. But that’s far from the […]

Looks like Canada is gearing up for a carbon tax showdown

Apr 2 2018 — Anthony Furey — Catherine McKenna is getting a little testy. And you can certainly see why. The incoming national carbon tax that she’s been promoting alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is really taking a beating. So much so that the majority of Canadians might be asking for its repeal come the next election.

Bill Morneau mansplains women’s issues to Lisa Raitt, labels his opponents “Neanderthals”

Mar 27 2018 — Anthony Furey — Taking a page from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s playbook, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has taken it upon himself to mansplain women’s issues to one female parliamentarian and even call out those who disagree with him on the subject as “Neanderthals.” Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Lisa Raitt was grilling Morneau at the House of […]