National Newswatch

Committee on sexual misconduct in Canadian military adjourns for the summer without issuing final report

Jun 21 2021 — Jacques Gallant — A parliamentary committee adjourned on Monday for the summer without producing a final report on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces. The House of Commons standing committee on national defence had been probing the handling by the Liberal government of an allegation of misconduct against retired general Jonathan Vance, who was chief of the […]

‘Alarming’ lack of clear strategy for LGBTQ inclusion practices across federal government, new report finds

May 17 2021 — Jacques Gallant — There’s an “alarming lack” of a clear strategy with explicit goals for LGBTQI2S inclusion practices across federal workplaces, according to a new report, which notes the RCMP is only “at the very beginning” of those inclusion efforts. The report from the LGBT Purge Fund — released Monday to coincide with the International Day against Homophobia, […]

CBC president and board must go: Unions

Oct 30 2015 — Jacques Gallant — The two unions representing the vast majority of CBC and Radio-Canada employees across the country are calling for president and CEO Hubert Lacroix and the board of directors to step down, citing a lack of confidence in their leadership. “Over the last eight years, CBC/Radio-Canada has been systematically ​cripple​​d, with unprecedented programming cuts across the […]

Star publisher rejects reporter’s accusation

Jul 9 2015 — Jacques Gallant — Toronto Star reporter Paul Watson, who covered the Arctic and world news for the newspaper, resigned on Tuesday. He alleged on his blog and in subsequent media interviews that Star editors suppressed a story “of significant public interest” regarding the High Arctic search last year for the Franklin Expedition ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. […]

Former Hamilton MPP dies still seeking justice in lawsuit

Jan 2 2015 — Jacques Gallant — Former Hamilton MPP Eric Cunningham died in his sleep on New Year’s Day, hours after telling a friend that the stress from an ongoing lawsuit against people he said had sullied his reputation was going to kill him. Cunningham, also a former federal candidate for the Liberal Party and public relations consultant, died at his […]

Q executive producer returning to work next week, says CBC

Nov 10 2014 — Jacques Gallant — Q executive producer Arif Noorani will be returning to work next week after two weeks off, according to the CBC, but it’s unclear if he will continue to work on the radio show. Noorani decided to take a leave last Monday while the public broadcaster looked “for more clarity” around the allegations of violence and […]