National Newswatch

U.S. trade spat should spur provinces to knock down barriers to cross-Canada trade, New Brunswick premier says.

Jun 27 2018 — Bruce Campion-Smith — Canada’s trade spat with the United States should spur premiers to act faster to diversify trade and knock down internal barriers that impede cross-country commerce, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says. Gallant is playing host to the summer meeting of premiers and territorial leaders next month and expects that spiralling trade tensions with the U.S. […]

Two members of Canada’s military allege they were sexually harassed by passengers during a troubled VIP trip

May 15 2018 — Bruce Campion-Smith — Two members of Canada’s military alleged that they were sexually harassed by passengers during a troubled VIP trip last December to visit Canadian troops overseas, the Star has learned. Former Toronto Maple Leafs player Dave “Tiger” Williams was charged earlier this year with sexual assault and assault in the wake of that tour.

Justin Trudeau rules out Canadian participation in military strikes against Syria

Apr 11 2018 — Bruce Campion-Smith — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada’s military will not participate in expected strikes against the Syrian regime that are meant as retaliation for a suspected chemical attack against civilians. Speaking to Radio-Canada, the prime minister said Canadian military personnel are already involved in missions in northern Iraq and Latvia and will be deploying to […]

Conservative MPs press Justin Trudeau for answers over Liberal MP’s alleged conflict of interest

Mar 28 2018 — Bruce Campion-Smith — Conservative MPs are pressing Justin Trudeau to respond to the “completely unethical” actions of a Liberal politician who helped a business associate get access to high-profile events during the prime minister’s recent trip to India. Raj Grewal, the first-term MP for Brampton East, was in the cross-hairs of opposition politicians Wednesday after revelations he had […]