National Newswatch

Gatineau couple infected with COVID-19 on Diamond Princess relieved to be home

Mar 12 2020 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — GATINEAU, Que. — A couple from Gatineau, Que., are warning Canadians to be vigilant about COVID-19 after contracting the virus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan. Bernard and Diane Menard said conditions on the ship were difficult and at times they feared dying. The couple in their 70s were among the more than 700 people who contracted COVID-19 aboard […]

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, opposition says

Feb 19 2020 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Opposition parties and environmental groups are urging the federal government to stop expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, citing a poll saying Canadians are alarmed by the project's cost. Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP environment critic Laurel Collins, as well as the Greens' parliamentary leader Elizabeth May and environment activists Alexandra Woodsworth and Patrick Bonin, […]

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, opposition says

Feb 19 2020 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Opposition parties and environmental groups are urging the federal government to stop expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, citing a poll saying Canadians are alarmed by the project's cost. Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP environment critic Laurel Collins, as well as the Greens' parliamentary leader Elizabeth May and environment activists Alexandra Woodsworth and Patrick Bonin, […]

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, opposition says

Feb 19 2020 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Opposition parties and environmental groups are urging the federal government to stop expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, citing a poll saying Canadians are alarmed by the project's cost. Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP environment critic Laurel Collins, as well as the Greens' parliamentary leader Elizabeth May and environment activists Alexandra Woodsworth and Patrick Bonin, […]

Champagne quiet on what U.S. thinks of idea to hold off on trade deal with China

Dec 20 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is refusing to say how Washington responded to Canada's request that it hold off on signing a trade deal with China until Canadian prisoners are released. In an interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Champagne didn't want to discuss private talks between his government and the Americans regarding the detention of businessman […]

Champagne quiet on what U.S. thinks of idea to hold off on trade deal with China

Dec 20 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is refusing to say how Washington responded to Canada's request that it hold off on signing a trade deal with China until Canadian prisoners are released. In an interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Champagne didn't want to discuss private talks between his government and the Americans regarding the detention of businessman […]

Champagne quiet on what U.S. thinks of idea to hold off on trade deal with China

Dec 20 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is refusing to say how Washington responded to Canada's request that it hold off on signing a trade deal with China until Canadian prisoners are released. In an interview with The Canadian Press Friday, Champagne didn't want to discuss private talks between his government and the Americans regarding the detention of businessman […]

Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe to employ different style than famous politician father

Oct 29 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe recognizes he's got some big shoes to fill as a newly elected Bloc Quebecois MP. His win in the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Jean caught the attention of Quebecers when his father, longtime former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, congratulated him live on television on election night. The elder Duceppe, serving as a pundit […]

Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe to employ different style than famous politician father

Oct 29 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe recognizes he's got some big shoes to fill as a newly elected Bloc Quebecois MP. His win in the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Jean caught the attention of Quebecers when his father, longtime former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, congratulated him live on television on election night. The elder Duceppe, serving as a pundit […]

Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe to employ different style than famous politician father

Oct 29 2019 — Catherine Levesque, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe recognizes he's got some big shoes to fill as a newly elected Bloc Quebecois MP. His win in the federal riding of Lac-Saint-Jean caught the attention of Quebecers when his father, longtime former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe, congratulated him live on television on election night. The elder Duceppe, serving as a pundit […]