National Newswatch

Relations between Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould began to fray over her Supreme Court pick: Sources

Mar 25 2019 — Glen McGregor — Relations between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould first began to fray in 2017 over concerns about her choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. A year before cabinet discussions about plea deal for Quebec engineering company SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould disagreed about her recommendation of Manitoba Justice […]

Conservative MPs hosting women’s rights event with speaker accused of ‘spreading fear and division

Mar 12 2019 — Glen McGregor — Two Conservative MPs are hosting a reception to promote women’s rights in the Middle East that features a keynote speaker who has been accused of sympathizing with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and promoting an anti-Islam film. Conservative MPs Garnett Genuis and Kelly Block are billed as co-hosts of the reception and talk on Parliament Hill […]

NDP Leader Singh turns down Weir’s request to be reinstated in caucus

Sep 6 2018 — Glen McGregor — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has turned down Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir’s request to be reinstated in caucus and will not allow him to run for the party in the 2019 election. Weir was expelled from caucus in May following an investigation of sexual harassment allegations. “I recognize that recent public conflicts within the federal NDP […]

Harper set to get big tax credit for handing over documents

Jan 4 2018 — Glen McGregor — Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands to receive a substantial tax credit for donating records from his nearly ten years in power to Library and Archives Canada. Harper is currently in discussions with Library and Archives to hand over a massive trove of printed and electronic documents, to be included in its collection of prime […]

Critics say McKenna’s budget videos may cross the line into self-promotion

Apr 5 2017 — Glen McGregor — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is defending the use of her department’s resources to produce videos in which she promotes the Liberal government’s new federal budget. McKenna last week posted two professionally produced videos on social media in which she alone appears on screen discussing the economic blueprint. “Budget 2017 was a big step forward,” she […]