National Newswatch

Jason Kenney is far from a dead Premier walking

Nov 25 2021 — Gary Mason — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a new bounce in his step. It was evident in the way he strutted into the legislature this week, and in the effusive manner in which he now posts on social media. His Twitter feed is a steady drip of optimistic updates and declarations that “Alberta is back,” followed by […]

Jason Kenney should do the honourable thing and resign

Sep 24 2021 — Gary Mason — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney survived a highly anticipated showdown with his caucus this week over his leadership. And there is no one happier about this news than NDP Leader Rachel Notley. In the days leading up to Wednesday’s caucus meeting, United Conservative Party MLAs had been leaking ominous statements to local media about what was […]

Maxime Bernier’s disgraceful election campaign

Sep 14 2021 — Gary Mason — Election campaigns are bruising, generally thankless affairs, in which the mood of the candidates is inextricably linked to the proximity of the finish line. That is, unless you have nothing to lose, then you can often enjoy the experience and get more exposure than you ever imagined – or frankly, deserved. Welcome to Mad Max […]

Canada must be ready for the mayhem Trump’s about to unleash

Mar 26 2020 — Gary Mason — You could argue that U.S. President Donald Trump’s short-sighted and bungled handling of the COVID-19 pandemic began before the virus took hold in his country. Two years earlier, Luciana Borio, the president’s biodefense preparedness advisor, warned that a flu pandemic – not a 9/11 redux – was the country’s No. 1 health security threat. As […]

The Conservative climate plan is a sad joke

Jun 25 2019 — Gary Mason — Since its introduction last week, the federal Conservatives’ plan to fight the growing impact of climate change has been met with eye-rolling derision. The plan has been broadly portrayed as facile, vacuous and a cynical attempt to dupe a gullible public. Other than that, the rollout went swimmingly. You would think that this type of […]