National Newswatch

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warns Conservative cuts will hit municipalities hard

May 31 2019 — Bruce Campion-Smith — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that the Conservatives’ goal of smaller government will lead to cuts to critical public services, like health and social, as he took aim at Premier Doug Ford’s threatened budget reductions to municipalities. With the federal election just months away, Trudeau’s Friday speech to municipal leaders had a sharply partisan […]

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.