National Newswatch

Trudeau cannot just order Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou to go free — or can he?

Jun 28 2019 — David Akin — Former prime minister Jean Chretien and one of his former ministers, John McCallum, have been publicly and privately musing that Canada should just start patching things up with China by releasing Meng Wanzhou. “I think it’s shocking,” said University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran. “I think that’s absolutely inappropriate. If they want to make […]

In ‘urgent letter’, six premiers tell Trudeau national unity would be threatened if bills C-48, C-69 become law

Jun 10 2019 — David Akin — Six premiers asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to change or bury two pieces of federal legislation that critics of both bills say could hurt Canada’s energy and natural resources sectors. The two bills are C-69, legislation that would change the way regulatory authorities evaluate and assess proposed new major resources projects, and C-48, […]