National Newswatch

A sober David Dodge informs the Liberals their fiscal bender is finished

Sep 27 2023 — John Ivison — David Dodge was like the grown-up handing out black coffee and aspirins the morning after a night of teenage bacchanalian excess. The former Bank of Canada governor was testifying before the House of Commons finance committee on Monday and his message was unequivocal: The party’s over. Article content The Liberal government has rarely encountered a […]

Trudeau tries pinning the cost-of-living blame on anyone but himself

Sep 18 2023 — John Ivison — To err is human; to blame someone else is politics. The House of Commons is back and the prime minister had barely cleared his throat before he turned the Opposition leader’s questions on housing and grocery affordability into a response about the Conservative party’s plan to “restrict access to abortion, deny the impact of climate […]

Steven Guilbeault opts for distortion over discernment

Sep 5 2023 — John Ivison — The comments made last week by activist-turned-politician Steven Guilbeault about the need for a cap on oil and gas emissions suggest the environment minister has embraced his new vocation with enthusiasm. Few things work as well for a Liberal MP as bashing Alberta, the equivalent of Mordor for many eastern progressives.

Our NATO allies have little patience left for Trudeau’s freeloading

Jul 10 2023 — John Ivison — Tact, wrote Abraham Lincoln, is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Justin Trudeau was in Latvia on Monday, ahead of this week’s important NATO summit in neighbouring Lithuania, patting himself and his government on the back for the contribution toward resisting Russia’s threat to “freedom, international law and a shared set of […]

As immigration doubts grow, Poilievre keeps the faith

Jul 5 2023 — John Ivison — In mid-May, Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet put his Conservative counterpart, Pierre Poilievre, in a ticklish spot. The Bloc introduced a motion denouncing the goal of an organization called the Century Initiative — co-founded by former ambassador to China Dominic Barton — to increase Canada’s population to 100 million by 2100. It is a goal […]

Ottawa’s tech-talent drive finally puts some economic elbows up

Jun 28 2023 — John Ivison — It’s been said that moving to the U.S. is part of Canada’s culture. But times change. Social media was humming this week with reaction in the U.S. to a new immigration policy launched by the Canadian government. American high-tech entrepreneur Srinivasan Balaji tweeted to his nearly one million followers that work visa holders in the […]

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