National Newswatch

Atwal affair exposes tension in Canadian politics that still exists over Sikh extremism

Feb 22 2018 — John Ivison — Ujjal Dosanjh is disappointed a “monkey wrench” has been thrown into the works of the Canada-India relationship. But he’s happy the “poison” of Khalistani separatism, and its influence on domestic Canadian politics, has been exposed by the revelation that a man convicted of attempted murder, Jaspal Atwal, was invited to an event attended by Justin […]

Gender gap narrative for federal budget is a virtue born of necessity

Feb 21 2018 — John Ivison — With less than a week until the federal budget, many Canadians are eagerly awaiting the finance minister’s fiscal update. But what if Bill Morneau has nothing important to communicate? Just as aspiring rock bands encounter difficult second album syndrome, so governments experience meaningless third budget disorder. The Liberals proved they could spend like Russian oligarchs […]