National Newswatch

Deputy PM Freeland to oversee relations with U.S. and provinces in Trudeau’s new cabinet

Nov 20 2019 — Daniel Leblanc and Robert Fife — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled a new cabinet that will rely heavily on Chrystia Freeland, the new deputy prime minister who will remain in charge of Canada-U.S. relations and add responsibility for working with the provinces as minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. In her role, Ms. Freeland will be in charge of legislation to ratify […]

RCMP interviews Jody Wilson-Raybould to discuss political interference in SNC criminal prosecution

Sep 11 2019 — Daniel Leblanc and Robert Fife — Former justice minister and attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould met with RCMP investigators this week to discuss political interference in the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., and called on the Trudeau government to waive cabinet confidentiality for her and all other witnesses to allow a thorough probe into potential obstruction of justice.Ms. Wilson-Raybould told The Globe […]

Ottawa blocks RCMP on SNC-Lavalin inquiry

Sep 11 2019 — Daniel Leblanc and Robert Fife — The RCMP has been looking into potential obstruction of justice in the handling of the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., but its examination has been stymied by the federal government’s refusal to lift cabinet confidentiality for all witnesses, The Globe and Mail has learned.This means individuals involved in the matter cannot discuss events or share […]

Governor-General Julie Payette leaves charitable groups guessing about her plans to work with them

Sep 20 2018 — Daniel Leblanc and Robert Fife — A number of non-profit groups such as St. John Ambulance and Scouts Canada are still waiting for the results of a review of the Governor-General’s activities to see whether Julie Payette will uphold tradition and start to work with their organizations, nearly one year after she was installed in the vice-regal position. The situation is […]