National Newswatch

Alberta needs a new deal, fast, or separation is inevitable

Nov 4 2019 — Diane Francis — Alberta must adopt Quebec’s playbook and become a “nation” within a nation or threaten to leave. The ballot box does not work and Alberta is Canada’s breadwinner, but is treated like a stepchild. Step one is for Alberta to demand the immediate construction of the TMX pipeline and the scrapping of Bills C-48 and C-69. […]

The crushing of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott is proof Canada is run by a Liberal cabal

Apr 22 2019 — Diane Francis — It was no coincidence that the current unravelling of the Liberal party was caused by the principled objections regarding SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. by two political newcomers against a concerted attempt to subvert justice. It is also no coincidence that both were female and both from outside the Quebec-Ottawa power centre that has controlled postwar Canada […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘annus horribilis’: All the reasons why the October election can’t come soon enough

Apr 15 2019 — Diane Francis — The Prime Minister’s threatened libel lawsuit against Andrew Scheer enhances the Opposition leader’s stature, and diminishes his own. Scheer’s response — to allegations that he defamed the PM concerning the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. scandal — was pitch perfect. At a Sunday afternoon press conference, he was passionate but unemotional. He looked Prime Ministerial, was lauded […]