National Newswatch

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 […]

CBC executives keeping quiet on Jian Ghomeshi allegations

Oct 31 2014 — Jacques Gallant — Top brass at the CBC are silent on what they knew, and when, about allegations of violence and sexual harassment against disgraced radio host Jian Ghomeshi. President Hubert Lacroix, executive vice-president of English services Heather Conway, and head of radio Chris Boyce did not return multiple requests for comment on Thursday, the same day the […]

Ezra Levant stays silent after network’s apology to Justin Trudeau

Oct 1 2014 — Jacques Gallant — As calls continued for the Sun News pundit to apologize for his on-air slurs against the Trudeau family, Levant said Monday he has “no comment” on the matter. Sun News may have apologized for Ezra Levant’s “offensive” rant against Justin Trudeau’s parents, but Levant himself is remaining silent. Even as critics call for Levant to […]

Rob Ford reportedly spotted in Bracebridge

May 16 2014 — Jacques Gallant — Rob Ford was reportedly seen outside a bank in Bracebridge early Friday afternoon, reports the Bracebridge Examiner. The town is located in the Muskoka municipality, where an addictions treatment centre, GreenStone, is located, as well as the Ford family cottage.

City of Toronto integrity commissioner investigating Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Dec 11 2013 — Jacques Gallant — The city’s integrity commissioner is investigating Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti for the $5,000-a-table fundraiser held in his honour last May. Janet Leiper wrote to the Ward 7 councillor’s lawyer, Morris Manning, on Dec. 5, informing him that an inquiry would proceed and that Mammoliti had until Dec. 18 to respond. A copy of the letter was obtained by […]

Arthur Porter tells UN he’s being held illegally in Panama

Sep 30 2013 — Jacques Gallant — The former head of Canada’s spy agency watchdog is asking the United Nations human rights commissioner to investigate his claims that he is being unlawfully held in Panama and that his wife was illegally extradited to Canada. Arthur Porter and his wife, Pamela, were detained in Panama in May after he was charged in February […]