National Newswatch

Trudeau says government monitoring after CSIS reports Iran has issued death threats against Canadians

Nov 21 2022 — Ashley Burke — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s aware of reports that Iranians are “interfering” with the lives of Canadians and his government is monitoring the threats. CBC News reported Friday that Canada’s spy agency is investigating what it calls multiple “credible” death threats from Iran aimed at individuals in Canada. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) […]

Spy agency investigating ‘credible’ death threats from Iran against individuals in Canada

Nov 18 2022 — Ashley Burke — Canada’s spy agency is actively investigating what it calls multiple “credible” death threats from Iran aimed at individuals in Canada, CBC News has learned. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service said it’s aware of state actors from the Islamic Republic of Iran monitoring and intimidating people inside Canada to silence those who speak out publicly against […]

Hockey Canada moved cash from fund used for sexual assault claims to avoid encouraging more claims: report

Oct 21 2022 — Ashley Burke — A controversial reserve fund that Hockey Canada publicly vowed it would stop using to settle sexual assault allegations is significantly depleted after the organization transferred millions of dollars in past years to another account, a new interim report reveals. Former Supreme Court justice Thomas Cromwell’s interim report on Hockey Canada’s governance, released last week, contains […]

Interim board chair Andrea Skinner resigns amid Hockey Canada sex assault scandal

Oct 8 2022 — Ashley Burke — Skinner defended organization amid intense public scrutiny over case. Andrea Skinner has resigned as a director and interim board chair of Hockey Canada, days after a controversial parliamentary committee meeting where she defended Hockey Canada’s handling of group sexual assault allegations involving past junior players. In a statement posted Saturday night on Hockey Canada’s website, […]

Election for Hockey Canada’s board of directors postponed for a month

Oct 7 2022 — Ashley Burke — Despite mounting pressure on Hockey Canada to clean house, the next election for members of its board of directors is being delayed by a month, CBC News has learned. In August, the board of directors started talking about the need to change the narrative in response to intense public scrutiny of how it settled a […]

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s sexual assault trial begins today

Sep 19 2022 — Ashley Burke — The sexual assault trial of a high-profile military commander who once led Canada’s vaccine rollout begins today in Quebec. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is expected to attend the two-day trial in a Gatineau courthouse dressed in his military uniform and medals. Fortin has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault charge, which is related to an […]

Quebec City police reopening probe into 2014 Gatineau Olympiques alleged group sexual assault, league says

Aug 12 2022 — Ashley Burke — Police in Quebec City are reopening their investigation into an alleged group sexual assault eight years ago involving four players with the 2014 Gatineau Olympiques, according to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Karl Janhke, the hockey league’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement to CBC News that “we will offer our complete co-operation […]

Hockey Canada appoints lawyer as new chair of board of directors amid controversy

Aug 9 2022 — Ashley Burke — Hockey Canada appointed Toronto-based lawyer Andrea Skinner to serve as interim chair of its board of directors while facing intense public pressure for a major shakeup in leadership. The move comes just days after Canada’s 13 regional hockey federations threatened to stop paying fees to Hockey Canada because they are “appalled” over its handling of […]