Sep 11 2018 — David Akin — Global News — A dozen members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet hit the province of Saskatchewan on Tuesday in an unprecedented, all-out blitz of publicity events ahead of a two-day Liberal caucus meeting in Saskatoon, a city that last elected a Liberal MP in 1993. Liberals are gathering as NAFTA negotiations hang in the balance, with the […]
Sep 3 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Just over a week ago, Canadian political gossip was focused on a potential split of Canada’s dominant right-of-centre party. The angry departure of Quebec MP Maxime Bernier from the Conservative Party of Canada made things a bit anxious for the party faithful that had convened in Halifax for a policy convention.
Sep 1 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Palestinian refugees reacted with dismay on Saturday to a United States decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency, warning that it would lead to more poverty, anger and instability in the Middle East. The U.S. announcement on Friday that it will no longer support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees […]
Aug 24 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Maxime Bernier is not going to be prime minister after the 2019 election — I think we’re all fairly certain about that — but the big question in the wake of his selfish, hypocritical decision to quit the Conservative Party of Canada in favour of some other TBD political entity is whether or not he […]
Jul 8 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Canada has given up trying to find a buyer for its surplus army tanks after what appears to be a last ditch attempt to move them to Jordan fizzled out, Global News has learned. Canada has about 50 surplus Leopard 1C2 battle tanks and 11 Leopard 1 armoured engineering vehicles left over from the original […]
Jul 3 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives are hitting the barbecue circuit this summer as the somewhat surprising frontrunner over Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, while Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats are facing a steep climb to be competitive as all parties prepare themselves for the 2019 federal election campaign.
May 18 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Kathleen Wynne did something Thursday night she’d never done in the current Ontario election campaign: She made a stop in a riding where Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are the incumbent. And on Friday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will do something almost as rare. For just the second time in this campaign, she’ll be playing defence, […]
May 10 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday a $60-million injection of federal funds into a new organization with will develop advanced aluminum manufacturing techniques, an announcement that is likely to benefit voters in a vacant Quebec riding where Trudeau is widely expected to call a by-election as soon as this weekend.
May 8 2018 — David Akin — Global News — In 2014, the Liberal war room behind Kathleen Wynne wrote a script for victory that relied heavily on her Progressive Conservative opponent, Tim Hudak, playing the role of Evil Right Wing Villain. And Hudak happily obliged. A central part of his campaign was a promise to fire 100,000 civil servants. Even firefighters and police officers […]
Apr 20 2018 — David Akin — Global News — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the long way around to get to his party’s biennial convention this weekend in Halifax. He left Ottawa last Thursday, flew to Peru for the Summit of the Americas, flew back to Ottawa for his own ‘pipeline summit’, then off to Paris, and finally here to London for the Commonwealth […]
Apr 17 2018 — David Akin — Global News — As RCAF01 taxied down the runway at Le Bourget airport here, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from his cabin to come to the rear of the plane where his political staff, bureaucrats and journalists sit. He was seeking out Gabrielle Cesvet, one of the speechwriters on his staff, to present her with a signed copy […]