National Newswatch

B.C. union leaders ‘not happy’ with Jagmeet Singh

May 16 2019 — Alex Ballingall — Union leaders in British Columbia say they are bewildered and disappointed that federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh dialed back his support for natural gas projects that are expected to create thousands of jobs in the province. Earlier this week, Singh said liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in northern B.C. no longer “satisfy” his criteria for […]

Elizabeth May’s new husband to run for the Green Party in B.C.

May 7 2019 — Alex Ballingall — Elizabeth May’s new husband is suiting for the coming federal election, in which he will run for the Green Party in British Columbia. John Kidder, who married the Green leader on Earth Day last month, said he hopes he can build on Monday’s breakthrough byelection victory on Vancouver Island, where local candidate Paul Manly became […]

Conservative lead widens as Liberals slip in new poll

Apr 14 2019 — Alex Ballingall — A new poll suggests Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives continue to have the most support among decided and leaning voters, while a majority of respondents to the survey said they disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s performance as prime minister. Forty-two per cent of decided and leaning voters said they support the Conservative Party, according to the latest federal […]

NDP deputy leader wants to hire unpaid interns but says he wouldn’t have to if the Liberals banned them

Mar 15 2019 — Alex Ballingall — The NDP’s newly-named deputy leader, Alexandre Boulerice, is looking to hire unpaid interns at his Montreal constituency office, but says he wouldn’t have to if the Liberal government heeded his party’s long-standing call to ban such positions. The MP for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie has distributed at least three job advertisements seeking university students for unpaid trainee […]

Liberal MP challenges Justin Trudeau over leadership style

Mar 7 2019 — Alex Ballingall — Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes fell silent Thursday after publicly challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership style without providing context or explanation. Caesar-Chavannes made the statement on Twitter shortly after Trudeau’s much-anticipated news conference about the ongoing SNC-Lavalin controversy, which has rocked his government over the past month.

Majority of poll respondents say opinion of Justin Trudeau ‘worsened’ by SNC-Lavalin scandal

Mar 2 2019 — Alex Ballingall — A new poll suggests many Canadians are paying attention to the Liberal government’s alleged political interference scandal and that it is souring opinions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The poll by Forum Research, provided exclusively to the Star, included 1,301 randomly selected Canadian adults who responded to an interactive telephone survey on Wednesday and Thursday […]