National Newswatch

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 […]