National Newswatch

Supporter of homophobic, anti-Semitic U.S. religious leader to speak at NDP convention

Feb 16 2018 — Gloria Galloway — An American political activist who publicly supports a U.S. religious leader known for his homophobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric is among the keynote speakers at the New Democrats’ biennial convention this weekend in Ottawa. Tamika Mallory, one of the organizers of last year’s Women’s March on Washington that took place immediately after Donald Trump was inaugurated […]

Liberal budget will contain funds to keep more Indigenous kids out of foster care: Philpott

Jan 23 2018 — Gloria Galloway — The federal Minister of Indigenous Services says the next budget will contain additional money to pay for social supports that will allow more children from troubled First Nations families to stay in their communities and out of foster care. Two years after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled the federal government discriminated against First Nations […]

First Nations demand control over cannabis sales

Dec 6 2017 — Gloria Galloway — First Nations leaders say they must be given the right to govern the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana within their communities and to set the laws that will oversee its use by their people. Chiefs attending an annual conference of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) on Wednesday expressed wide-ranging views on the federal […]

Senate backs down from standoff over Indian Act amendment

Nov 10 2017 — Gloria Galloway — An amended bill that aims to rid the Indian Act of all its sexist elements has been approved by the Senate despite senators’ expressed concern that the government has given no timeline for removing one of the most contentious areas of discrimination. The vote in the Red Chamber on Thursday afternoon ended debate on a […]

Former governor-general David Johnston to become executive adviser at Deloitte Canada

Oct 17 2017 — Gloria Galloway — David Johnston has retired from seven years of representing the Queen but says his work to build a better Canada will continue at the country’s largest professional-services firm. Deloitte Canada will announce on Tuesday that the 76-year-old Mr. Johnston, who recently stepped down as Canada’s 28th governor-general, has been hired as an executive adviser helping […]

Military has made serious effort to reduce pension delays: Lieutenant-General

Jul 6 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The number of veterans facing financial hardship while waiting for their pensions has decreased dramatically over the past year as the public service depleted a massive backlog of unprocessed claims. At the same time, says Lieutenant-General Charles Lamarre, the commander of the Military Personnel Command, the Canadian Forces recently instituted a new policy that says […]

Veteran sues Ottawa over pension-payment delays

Jul 5 2017 — Gloria Galloway — A veteran who was forced to wait more than six months for his first pension cheque is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the federal government of breaching its obligations to former soldiers, sailors and aviators by being slow to deliver their retirement benefits.

Canadian military to relax deployment-readiness rule

Jun 12 2017 — Gloria Galloway — The Canadian Armed Forces is preparing to bend the rule that says all its members must be fit and ready for deployment as the military looks to hire the best people in an era where cyberspace is a battlefield and where lifestyle choices must sometimes be accommodated. General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, […]