National Newswatch

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 […]

Is Trudeau’s national pharmacare program already doomed?

Dec 18 2019 — Chantal Hébert — Is Justin Trudeau’s signature promise of a national pharmacare program headed for the same policy graveyard as the prime minister’s 2015 electoral reform commitment? It’s early days but the stars are not aligning for the advent anytime soon of a new national social program designed to offer all Canadians universal prescription drugs coverage. Notwithstanding the […]