Apr 10 2019 — David Akin — Global News — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s RCMP handlers were vetting The Bahamas as a vacation destination for the prime minister at least nine months before Trudeau took his family on the 2016-2017 Christmas vacation that would cause so much controversy, according to a new document provided to Global News as a result of a request under federal […]
Mar 26 2019 — David Akin — Global News — “The Liberal Party needs to be the best version of the Liberal Party,” Jane Philpott said as she explained to Maclean’s why, after quitting cabinet and raising doubts about the judgment of its leader on a crucial rule-of-law issue, she remained committed to her party and was desirous of remaining in the Liberal caucus. Philpott’s […]
Mar 22 2019 — David Akin — Global News — Within a day of the official launch of the 2019 Alberta election, the Alberta NDP had already dropped a nasty negative ad. The ad attacked United Conservative Party (UCP) leader Jason Kenney for comments he made 20 years ago about a campaign he was involved in 30 years ago, in which he challenged the idea […]
Mar 7 2019 — David Akin — Global News — About 30 minutes into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s early morning press conference Thursday, a reporter asked, “Prime minister, are you apologizing today?” It’s a serious question. The Trudeau government is in the midst of its worst political crisis in its existence and one of the worst crises any government has faced in the last 40 […]
Mar 6 2019 — David Akin — Global News — When Jody Wilson-Raybould was standing firm in her position that she would not overrule an independent prosecutor to cut a special deal with SNC-Lavalin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his inner circle all argued she should seek outside counsel, get a second opinion.
Feb 28 2019 — David Akin — Global News — We now know why the prime minister, the finance minister, their most senior aides and the country’s top bureaucrat put so much pressure on Jody Wilson-Raybould last fall to intervene in a criminal court case on behalf of a Montreal company. It was the votes — votes the Liberals in Quebec City and the Liberals […]
Feb 26 2019 — David Akin — Global News — Even before a single vote was counted in Burnaby South, Monday’s trio of byelections was already bleak for the federal New Democratic Party. The polls closed in the Montreal riding of Outremont at 9:30 p.m. ET, 30 minutes before they would close in Burnaby South. And it only took 30 minutes for enough votes to […]
Feb 22 2019 — David Akin — Global News — The Clerk of the Privy Council emerged Thursday from the shadows of the federal bureaucracy he leads to spend more than 90 minutes setting out the clearest account yet of how Jody Wilson-Raybould, while she was attorney general and justice minister, was subjected to all kinds of incredible pressure as she considered how to handle […]
Feb 19 2019 — David Akin — Global News — The Trudeau government is leaking political support in the wake of the resignation of its former justice minister, making its chances of re-election this fall far less certain than they seemed to be at year’s end, according to a new poll provided exclusively to Global News.
Jan 30 2019 — David Akin — Global News — Nearly three out of four Canadians living west of Ontario believe their province is not treated fairly by the federal government, according to a new poll from the not-for-profit Angus Reid Institute. And Westerners who feel that way — that the rest of the country is not giving them any respect — say it’s been […]
Jan 24 2019 — David Akin — Global News — A Quebec shipyard hopeful of getting more federal work has condemned a storied Coast Guard ship as beyond repair, declining to bid on a lucrative contract to overhaul the 56-year-old CCGS Hudson on the grounds that it “presents a serious and real threat to the safety of life at sea.”
Jan 22 2019 — David Akin — Global News — The federal NDP, these days, is throwing everything it has to get its leader, Jagmeet Singh, elected in a byelection in a riding in B.C. where the party has long had deep roots even as it appears to be all but conceding a byelection in the beachhead established by its former leader, Thomas Mulcair, in […]