National Newswatch

O’Toole’s plan to axe daycare deals under fire in French election debate

Sep 9 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole‘s plan to slash $27 billion in funding for child care deals with the provinces shows he plans to “scrap it all” if elected, argued his chief political opponent in the French-language election debate Wednesday night. Just two hours before the hotly-anticipated French debate began, O’Toole released the costing of his platform […]

O’Toole not ruling out future reversal of 2020 gun ban pending stakeholder review

Sep 6 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole appears not to be closing the door to future reclassification of some 1,500 firearms — largely semi-automatic rifles — prohibited under a 2020 Liberal executive order. During a press conference from the campaign trail on Monday, O’Toole was asked about his promise to “maintain” the reclassification on those firearms, which the […]

Singh vows to force military to hand sexual assault cases to civilians

Aug 19 2021 — Amanda Connolly — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says if elected prime minister, he would order the military on his first day in office to hand over all sexual assault allegations to civilian investigators. The pledge comes as the Canadian Forces remains embroiled in what experts have described as an institutional “crisis” over its handling of sexual misconduct within […]

Canada has reached a deal for 2 military planes to resume ‘flying regularly’ into Kabul

Aug 18 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says two Canadian military aircraft are set to resume “flying regularly” into Kabul as part of the international effort to evacuate civilians and citizens fleeing the Taliban takeover. Global News has confirmed the development comes after Canada and the U.S. reached a deal to allow Canadian aircraft to begin flying into […]

Ottawa lays out proposal for digital safety watchdogs to crack down on hate online

Jul 29 2021 — Amanda Connolly — As speculation mounts about a possible fall election, the federal government is laying out a proposal for a new digital safety commission that will have the power to regulate hateful content online. The proposal specifically targets major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pornhub under a new legal category that deems them “online communications […]