National Newswatch

Trudeau condemns anti-vax protesters, accuses them of endangering others

Aug 31 2021 — David Akin — Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said anti-vaccine protesters that have disrupted some of his Ontario campaign events ought to be condemned and that his chief opponent, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, had not done enough to “correct” those protestors. It was Trudeau’s strongest language yet since one group of protesters forced the party to cancel an event […]

O’Toole gave supporters and other party insiders taxpayer-funded contracts

Jul 22 2021 — David Akin — Erin O’Toole’s office gave nearly $240,000 worth of taxpayer-funded contracts to Conservative insiders in his first six months on the job, Global News has learned, even while O’Toole and many of his MPs were hammering the Trudeau Liberals for sending taxpayer-funded contracts to Liberal-connected firms. Moreover, O’Toole has allowed his deputy chief of staff, Steve […]

Green leader Paul mulls next steps after non-confidence threat

Jun 16 2021 — David Akin — Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is considering her next steps, Global News has learned, after her party’s governing federal council threatened her Tuesday night with a non-confidence vote if she failed to repudiate a former advisor in her office who many party members — and the two remaining Green MPs — hold responsible for the […]

Analysis: The path to a Trudeau majority this spring is in the West

May 21 2021 — David Akin — A bevy of recent polls, including one done exclusively for Global News by Ipsos, show that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals enjoy the kind of support that would likely translate into a majority government if a Canadian election were held this month. But a deeper dive into the numbers shows one regional shift that is perhaps startling […]