National Newswatch

Kenney defends Scheer’s refusal to answer whether he thinks being gay is a ‘sin’

Nov 10 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is defending Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s refusal to answer whether he believes being gay is a “sin.” In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Kenney was asked about Scheer’s refusal to answer when a reporter put that question to him last week, following Scheer’s first caucus meeting with new […]

Goodale reflects on his loss and the ‘economic uncertainty’ driving anxiety in the West

Nov 7 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Veteran Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale says the government has a big challenge ahead tackling climate change while also addressing the alienation resonating in Western Canada. Goodale spoke to reporters Thursday ahead of the first Liberal caucus meeting since the election last month in which he lost his Regina-Wascana seat to a Conservative challenger.

Scheer’s TVA French debate performance was death blow for Tories in Quebec: former candidate

Nov 3 2019 — Amanda Connolly — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s performance in the TVA French campaign debate was the death blow for his party’s electoral hopes, one failed Quebec candidate and former provincial political organizer suggests. In an interview with the West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson about why Scheer failed to win over voters in Quebec — and whether he now needs […]

Could Liberals consider equalization changes for angry West? ‘Nothing is off the table’: Qualtrough

Oct 27 2019 — Amanda Connolly — When it comes to trying to figure out a way to address Western alienation after a highly-divisive federal election, “nothing is off the table.” That’s according to current Liberal Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough, who suggested that includes the potential for changes to the equalization formula. In an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Qualtrough […]