National Newswatch

Why the Liberals and Netflix don’t mix

Sep 4 2019 — Andrew McDougall — Memo to Justin Trudeau: any danger lurks to your left, not your right. It’s a memo the Prime Minister ought to keep in mind as he recovers from his flaying at the hands of the left-wing American comic Hasan Minhaj. Minhaj, host of the Netflix series “Patriot Act,” tore Trudeau apart in an episode titled […]

Trudeau should try walking the walk on climate change

Jun 28 2019 — Andrew McDougall — Being a climate champion is bloody hard work. You have the dullards at home and abroad resisting the need for action. There are the petty critics leveling accusations of hypocrisy at those bold enough to take action on things like single-use plastics. And then there’s the tinfoil brigade who thinks carbon dioxide is simply wonderful […]

The one and only person to blame for the SNC-Lavalin scandal

Apr 5 2019 — Andrew McDougall — The Liberals and their surrogates would like you to know they’re sick and tired of the media’s continued scrutiny of SNC-Lavalin, a.k.a. the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of Justin Trudeau’s government. “Could someone set up a [Jody Wilson-Raybould] & [Jane Philpott] channel so any of us who think we’ve heard them offer […]

How the new USMCA strengthens Canada in future trade deals

Oct 21 2018 — Andrew McDougall — Now that the threat of the NAFTA-pocalypse has lifted for Canada, the Monday morning quarter-backing is well under way on whether the new United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement is better or worse than trade pact that preceded it. But beyond the negative headlines, the USMCA probably leaves Canada stronger than it was going into the negotiations […]

How the new USMCA strengthens Canada in future trade deals

Oct 21 2018 — Andrew McDougall — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Andrew McDougall, University of Toronto Now that the threat of the NAFTA-pocalypse has lifted for Canada, the Monday […]