Oct 17 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — As the clock ticked down towards cannabis legalization, Conservatives have been the fiercest critics of the government’s approach. But as Canadians marked the first legal sales of marijuana on Oct. 17, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer hinted his party will not seek to shut down the fledgling multi-billion-dollar market if elected next fall.
Oct 16 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — When it comes to providing consular aide to Canadians detained for allegedly fighting with ISIS, the government warns those who went there knew the risks and consular officials will not be put at risk to try and get directly to them. Speaking with reporters Tuesday afternoon, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale was asked about what […]
Oct 15 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — Two months after the death of his infant daughter, Conservative MP Tom Kmiec rose in the House of Commons on Monday to urge members to “hug your kids.” In a statement made just prior to question period, Kmiec — who represents the riding of Calgary Shepard — marked National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day […]
Oct 15 2018 — Amanda Connolly — The federal Liberals are set to introduce a new bill tackling the issue of administrative segregation, more commonly known as solitary confinement. A bill was put on the notice paper on Oct. 11, which is how the government gives notice that it intends to table legislation in the House of Commons.
Oct 14 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — Could failing to get Canada’s natural resources to market through the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion drive populist forces here? In an exclusive broadcast interview airing Sunday, former prime minister Stephen Harper joined the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson in New York City to talk global trade, protectionism, populism and how they tie together in his new […]
Oct 10 2018 — Amanda Connolly — With days to go until marijuana legalization, Conservatives are slamming a statement made by the justice minister this weekend that pot-impaired driving charges will be considered “on a case-by-case basis.”
Oct 7 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — Russia and China may dominate the headlines for their cyber capabilities but they are not the only countries that pose a threat to Canada. In an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, the new head of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security warned there are many more countries prepared to take advantage of cyber […]
Oct 2 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — When it came to NAFTA negotiations, it was the U.S. and Mexico pressed up against a ticking clock. But now that a deal has been reached, will that situation be reversed? News of an agreement in principle came at the 11th hour on Sunday night as the clock ticked down to the deadline set in […]
Sep 30 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Global News — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to change the rules that allowed a convicted child-killer to be transferred from prison to an Aboriginal healing lodge after serving less than half the time required to become eligible for parole.