National Newswatch

Tory attempts to demand more from David Johnston at committee blocked by NDP-Liberal tag team

May 26 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — The NDP supported Liberal attempts to pressure Conservative and Bloc MPs to get the security clearance needed to read Johnston’s secret intel. NDP MPs teamed up with Liberals Thursday to block Conservative attempts to accelerate the timetable for David Johnston to appear before a House committee, after the “independent special rapporteur” on foreign election interference […]

MPs exempt Trudeau’s brother from testifying about controversial Trudeau Foundation donation

Apr 24 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — The prime minister’s brother, Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau, will not have to testify before a parliamentary committee probing the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and allegations of foreign interference in federal elections. On Monday, MPs who are on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts unanimously agreed to launch a brief study composed of two hearings into the […]

NDP to be deciding factor in Commons vote to require Katie Telford testimony on interference

Mar 20 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — All eyes will be on New Democrats on Tuesday as they decide whether they will support the Conservatives’ motion to compel the prime minister’s chief of staff to testify on alleged Chinese interference in past elections. Conservatives used their opposition day motion — which provides an opportunity for parties to bring forward a motion of […]

Liberal MP accuses Tories of using Trump-like tactics in questioning past election results

Feb 21 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — A Liberal MP accused Conservatives of using “Trump-type tactics” in questioning past election results amid new reports of Chinese interference in the 2021 election, during a committee meeting tasked with examining the issue on Tuesday. Jennifer O’Connell made those inflammatory comments as MPs were recalled during Parliament’s two-week break to consider extending the committee’s mandate […]

Trudeau’s control over caucus in question as Liberal MPs break ranks over French bill

Feb 7 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — Liberal MPs pushing back against a key component of C-13, the official languages bill — after the Liberal government abruptly reversed course on a controversial gun ban and delayed expansion of medically assisted dying — has observers questioning whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is losing control over his caucus. University of Ottawa’s Geneviève Tellier said […]

Pierre Poilievre launches consultations to find a ‘grassroots First Nations solution’ to tax revenue

Jan 24 2023 — Catherine Lévesque — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is launching consultations on a proposal to let First Nations communities collect more directly the federal tax revenue generated by resource projects on their lands. In an interview with the National Post, Poilievre said he has been listening to First Nations leaders who say they want less red tape and more […]

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