National Newswatch

As Roe v. Wade draft ruling draws Canadian fire, has Trudeau lived up to his promises?

May 4 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Canadian politicians who support reproductive rights have wasted no time in stepping into the outcry boiling over following news that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that enshrined abortion as a constitutional right. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will “never back down from protecting and […]

Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister

May 1 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Political rhetoric downplaying the serious impacts of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” on Canada’s capital and the country’s security is both “reckless” and “revisionist,” says the public safety minister. In an interview with The West Block guest host David Akin, Marco Mendicino said the public inquiry being launched into why the government invoked the Emergencies Act […]

Canada, allies boycotted Russia at the G20 over Ukraine war: Freeland

Apr 20 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada and “a number of” allies walked out on Russia during the group plenary session of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting on Wednesday. In a series of tweets, Freeland blasted Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and said since the G20 meeting was focused on the global economy, Russia shouldn’t be […]

At least 20% of Canadian MPs hold rental, investment real estate amid housing crunch

Apr 19 2022 — Amanda Connolly — At least 65 Canadian members of Parliament hold rental or investment real estate assets, according to their filings with the federal conflict of interest commissioner. However, that number may actually be much higher because 91 MPs either have not yet completed their disclosure process or the conflict of interest commissioner’s office hasn’t yet published their […]

Roughly one-third of Liberal cabinet ministers own rental, investment real estate: records

Apr 13 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Roughly one-third of ministers sitting around the Liberal cabinet table own rental or investment real estate assets, according to their filings with the federal conflict of interest commissioner. While fully legal, real estate experts say the holdings reflect the degree to which Canadians increasingly view real estate as a financial asset, rather than a place […]

Canadian Forces sexual misconduct review expected on May 20: minister

Apr 4 2022 — Amanda Connolly — The hotly anticipated independent review probing how best to address sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces is expected to land next month, says Defence Minister Anita Anand. During testimony before the Senate national security committee on Monday, Anand said the final report by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour into possibilities to create an independent […]