National Newswatch

Scheer’s silence on a question of ‘sin’ a barrier to Conservative election hopes

Nov 7 2019 — David Akin — Conservatives have long complained that journalists put questions to small-c conservative politicians that they would never put to politicians of other stripes. Their latest complaint in that regard came on Wednesday night, when a reporter asked Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer this question: “On issues around social conservatism, around issues like same-sex marriage, you are still […]

Liberals continue spending frenzy on eve of election call: $2.8B last week

Aug 26 2019 — David Akin — Federal Liberal ministers and MPs continued their cross-country spending announcement tour last week, making 277 spending commitments on everything from fixing up bus stops in London, Ont., to building new dressing rooms at a hockey rink in western P.E.I., to funding a youth exchange program to be run by Tides Canada. Those 277 spending commitments […]

ANALYSIS: For Trudeau and the Liberals, a tie in the polls is as good as a win

Aug 20 2019 — David Akin — The numbers hardly budged. Polling firm Ipsos jumped into the field last week immediately after Parliament’s ethics commissioner Mario Dion found that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had violated the Conflict of Interest Act (again) by trying to influence former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in favour of Montreal construction giant SNC-Lavalin.