National Newswatch

Canadian Charities Balk At Proposed Liberal Tax Changes

Oct 14 2018 — Althia Raj — Canadian charities whose status was targeted by prime minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives say they are concerned that changes the Liberals are proposing won’t prevent a future government from going after them again. Canada Without Poverty and the Sierra Club Canada Foundation told HuffPost Canada they were distressed to discover Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is […]

Liberal Government Drops $1.13 Billion In Spending In Quebec This Summer

Sep 19 2018 — Althia Raj — One year out from a federal election, Liberals announced more than $1.1 billion in spending across the crucial battleground of Quebec during a 10-week period this summer, an analysis by HuffPost Canada shows. From a $62-million infrastructure project to bring 14 Inuit communities online to $10 million to groom snowmobile and cross-country trails this winter, […]

Trudeau Shows Willingness To Fight 2019 Election Defending Carbon Tax

Sep 18 2018 — Althia Raj — People who pollute should pay for it, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, as he demonstrated his willingness to fight the 2019 election campaign defending the upcoming carbon tax. Asked by Maclean’s journalist Paul Wells about going to the voters with the proposition of a new and increasing yearly tax, the prime minister said: “The […]

Jagmeet Singh Facing Name Recognition Issues In Burnaby South Riding He Needs To Win Over

Sep 13 2018 — Althia Raj — Jagmeet Singh’s name drew squints, blank stares and dismissive shrugs when HuffPost Canada visited the riding of Burnaby South this week. The electoral district is the next battleground for the NDP leader, who will be nominated as the party’s candidate there on Saturday after current New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart officially enters the Vancouver mayoral […]

Jagmeet Singh Under Scrutiny As NDP Looks To Turn The Tide

Sep 11 2018 — Althia Raj — Federal New Democrats hope leader Jagmeet Singh can successfully hit the reset button this week during a three-day caucus session in British Columbia, after a year of disappointing byelection results, lacklustre fundraising, weak polling numbers and unfavourable media coverage. “We tossed the leader, and the leader stuck around, and we let everything mould on the […]

Campaign Life Coalition Boasts ‘Social Conservatives Have Momentum’ After Tory Convention

Aug 26 2018 — Althia Raj — An anti-abortion group is boasting that social conservatives scored big wins at the last Tory policy convention before a federal election. In a press release, Campaign Life Coalition said it is celebrating a policy convention in Halifax that “represents big strides forward in advancing the pro-life, pro-family agenda within the Conservative Party.” The group noted […]

Federal Tory Delegates Vote That Being Born In Canada Shouldn’t Guarantee Citizenship

Aug 25 2018 — Althia Raj — Birthright citizenship should be barred to anyone who doesn’t have a parent who is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident, Tory delegates said in a vote Saturday at their party’s policy convention. Currently, anyone who is born on Canadian soil receives Canadian citizenship, something that has spurred concerns about so-called “birth tourism.” Ahead […]

Federal Conservatives To Weigh In On Whether To Reopen Abortion Debate

Aug 24 2018 — Althia Raj — Abortion is back on the Conservatives’ agenda. Tory delegates will be asked Saturday to weigh in on whether the party should scrap wording in its policy book that says “a Conservative government would not support any legislation to regulate abortion.” Nearly 500 delegates packed a crowded room in at Halifax’s Convention Centre where the Tories […]

Maxime Bernier Quits Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives To Form His Own Federal Party

Aug 23 2018 — Althia Raj — Maxime Bernier is forming his own pan-Canadian political party. The party will be based on right-wing free-market principles. A senior advisor told HuffPost it could be comparable to Alberta’s Wild Rose party. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s a big gamble,” a source close to Bernier told HuffPost Canada Thursday morning. “But Maxime, […]