National Newswatch

#MeToo movement fallout could be huge for Canadian politics

Jan 27 2018 — Graham Thomson — Where is this going to end, this parade of politicians forced to resign because of allegations of sexual harassment? The procession started Wednesday in Nova Scotia with the resignation of Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie, moved to Ontario with PC Leader Patrick Brown stepping down, and ended Thursday in Calgary with Liberal MP Kent Hehr […]

UCP leadership race in danger of becoming a junior high melodrama

Oct 14 2017 — Graham Thomson — How much does Brian Jean dislike Jason Kenney? Let me count the ways. During the past week or so, Jean, the former Wildrose leader, has been unleashing a litany of complaints or digs against Kenney, the former Progressive Conservative leader. The friction between the two United Conservative Party leadership candidates is getting so intense you […]

Intolerant Wildrose members act as political arsonists in homophobic ‘lake of fire’

Jun 13 2017 — Graham Thomson — The Wildrose’s homophobic “lake of fire” has turned into a tire fire. It is proving impossible to extinguish. The latest flare-up came on the weekend when outraged party members used social media to attack Cody Johnston, an openly gay Wildrose staff member, who had innocently said he would attend Saturday’s Pride events in Edmonton. “What […]