National Newswatch

New evidence in the Meng case an opportunity for Lametti to end it

Jun 29 2021 — John Ivison — Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are languishing in Chinese jails while Meng Wanzhou is detained on what increasingly look to be trumped-up, politically motivated charges. The extradition case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is premised on the allegation that Meng fraudulently misled HSBC Bank about the Chinese telecom giant’s ownership ties to Skycom, a company […]

O’Toole’s pro-Canada speech may resonate with voters tired of apologies

Jun 24 2021 — John Ivison — Erin O’Toole’s leadership pledge to “take back Canada” was viciously lampooned. “Indigenous folks, did you hear Erin O’Toole wants to give you your land back,” quipped one social media satirist. The slogan may have helped O’Toole get elected leader but its Trumpian undercurrent ensured it was retired after he decided to present a more moderate […]

Justice demands the Pope apologize for Church’s role in residential schools

Jun 2 2021 — John Ivison — There is nothing distorted or exaggerated about the use of the words “cultural genocide” to characterize Canada’s residential schools policy. The description was used by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015 and it accurately illustrates a policy designed to separate Indigenous children from their parents, to weaken family ties and indoctrinate them with “Christian […]