National Newswatch

Trudeau changes course, says ‘genocide’ when citing MMIWG report’s findings

Jun 4 2019 — Jesse Ferreras — Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that his government would fail Indigenous women and girls “no longer,” as the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was released. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller was firm in saying that the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls […]

Jason Kenney doubles down — still says he’ll keep candidate Mark Smith, who made homophobic remarks

Apr 4 2019 — Jesse Ferreras — Jason Kenney gave no indication in a radio interview Wednesday that he plans on dropping Mark Smith, a United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate who has come under fire for past remarks that have been labelled homophobic and anti-abortion. Speaking with Global News Radio’s Charles Adler, the UCP leader said he “condemns” Smith’s remarks, but said […]

‘Most appalling’: Manitoba Bar Association blasts reports about Wilson-Raybould’s Supreme Court pick

Mar 27 2019 — Jesse Ferreras — The Manitoba Bar Association (MBA) has issued a blistering statement in support of a top judge after reports relayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s concerns about him when Trudeau’s ex-attorney general recommended the judge be elevated to Canada’s highest court. On Monday, leaks by anonymous sources to CTV News and The Canadian Press suggested that Jody […]

Some Liberals boost Jody Wilson-Raybould after she resigned from cabinet

Feb 13 2019 — Jesse Ferreras — Some Liberal MPs are showing support and even praising ex-justice and veterans affairs minister Jody Wilson-Raybould after she announced her resignation from cabinet on Tuesday. The Vancouver-Granville MP announced on Tuesday morning that she was tendering her resignation as veterans affairs minister, a post she was moved to from the justice portfolio in a cabinet […]