National Newswatch

Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams, former Maple Leafs player, charged with sexual assault after military trip to Latvia

Feb 9 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Dave “Tiger” Williams, the former Toronto Maple Leafs professional hockey player, has been charged with sexual assault and assault after an incident on a military flight during a trip to visit Canadian troops in Latvia. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged Williams with two counts of sexual assault and assault under the Criminal Code […]

Canada Summer Jobs injunction request dismissed by Federal Court

Jan 30 2018 — Amanda Connolly — The Federal Court of Canada has dismissed a request by a group suing the government over changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program for an injunction barring the change from applying to applications submitted this year. In a decision announced Tuesday evening, a judge ruled that the Toronto Right to Life Association did not meet […]

Justin Trudeau on why Kent Hehr remains in caucus amid groping allegations: ‘Every case will be different’

Jan 30 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there is no rule book on how he will respond to cases of members of the Liberal Party who are accused of sexual misconduct. The comment comes days after former Liberal Sports and Persons with Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr resigned from cabinet over allegations he made inappropriate sexual comments to […]

Kent Hehr, Liberal cabinet minister, accused of sexual harassment

Jan 25 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Kent Hehr, the Liberal minister for sports and people with disabilities, is being accused of making sexually suggestive comments to female political staffers during his years in the Alberta legislature. Hehr abruptly cancelled a press conference scheduled for Thursday morning after a question posed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Global News prompted him to […]