National Newswatch

Whether it’s cash or cryptocurrency, Canadians are worried about their money

Apr 24 2022 — Heather Scoffield — There were warning signs aplenty back in February that Canadians’ trust in money is especially fragile right now. The so-called “Freedom Convoy” was blocking the streets around Parliament Hill, and the federal government had just imposed the Emergencies Act, vowing to “follow the money” and put the squeeze on organizers who were threatening public safety. […]

Here’s how Canada can help the besieged citizens of Ukraine

Feb 25 2022 — Heather Scoffield — If the battle for Ukraine boils down to missiles versus money, it must be said that Canada will have limited impact. The prime minister said it himself, in fact. Amidst the name-calling and the threats from our cabinet ministers to severely punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, Justin Trudeau has flatly stated that […]

If Justin Trudeau thought regulating the internet was difficult last year, just wait until he tries it after the ‘Freedom Convoy’

Feb 5 2022 — Heather Scoffield — We all know there’s a third element stirring the pot in the vicious conflict that has pitted supporters of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” against the rest of us: social media. It’s the lifeblood of communications between the protesters and their detractors alike — not just for arranging the next showdown but also amplifying their messages […]

Canada has an inflation problem. Toilet paper has a solution

Dec 17 2021 — Heather Scoffield — Folks, we need to talk about toilet paper again. No! Please don’t think there’s another shortage and you should start hoarding. Rather, let’s reflect on how we got beyond the hoarding in the first place, and what that strange pandemic experience reveals about supply chains, COVID-19 and inflation. Back then at the beginning of the […]