National Newswatch

Liberals threaten to hold back arts funding under new anti-harassment policy

Apr 25 2018 — Gloria Galloway — Arts groups that want funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage or the Canada Council will have to commit to keeping their workplaces free of harassment, abuse and discrimination as the government clamps down on sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced on Wednesday that Ottawa will no longer provide money […]

Parliament to ask Pope for residential-schools apology

Apr 13 2018 — Gloria Galloway — Canada’s Parliament will ask the Pope to reconsider his refusal to apologize to the Indigenous people who attended Catholic-run residential schools, and for the Catholic Church to make good on its financial obligations under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. A motion calling on the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to invite Pope Francis to […]

Two leading Canadian anti-tobacco groups to shut down after Ottawa fails to provide funding

Apr 10 2018 — Gloria Galloway — The two award-winning Canadian non-profit groups that led the fight against smoking and tobacco products in Canada and around the world are preparing to close their doors after the money they expected to see in the most recent federal budget failed to materialize. The Non-Smokers’ Rights Association (NSRA) and Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) […]

Missing and murdered inquiry asks for two more years to do its work

Mar 6 2018 — Gloria Galloway — The inquiry that is examining why a disproportionately large number of Canada’s Indigenous women are murdered or go missing is asking for an additional two years to fulfill its mandate. A spokesman for Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, confirmed Tuesday that the government has been asked to give the problem-plagued National Inquiry into […]

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 […]