National Newswatch

Will COVID-19 derail Canada’s action on climate change?

Apr 25 2020 — Chantal Hébert — Canada’s climate-change agenda was a casualty of the 2008 global financial crisis. Will history repeat itself post-pandemic? The 2008 storm hit as voters were headed to the polls in a federal election. One of its immediate consequences was to sweep the campaign carpet from under then-Liberal leader Stéphane Dion and his climate-change platform.

Peter MacKay is self-destructing in the face of COVID-19. Is he really who the Conservatives want to lead them?

Mar 27 2020 — Chantal Hébert — By the time the federal Conservative party belatedly pulled the plug on its June leadership vote, Peter MacKay, the presumed front-runner to succeed Andrew Scheer, was well on the way to self-destruction. Knowing that campaign suspension train was about to leave the station on Thursday, MacKay’s team could apparently think of nothing better than to […]