National Newswatch

Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote

Jun 20 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election. Chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault said Thursday that a final vetting of 13 people chosen for the campaign — athletes, YouTubers and other television and social-media celebrities— turned up some past activities that […]

Elections Canada scraps social media ‘influencers’ to encourage youth vote

Jun 20 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election. Chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault said Thursday that a final vetting of 13 people chosen for the campaign — athletes, YouTubers and other television and social-media celebrities— turned up some past activities that […]

Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected

Jun 19 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government will introduce legislation to ensure federal laws are harmonized with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Trudeau made the announcement Wednesday through his government's representative in the Senate, where a private member's bill on the same topic, New Democrat MP […]

Trudeau promises to legislate implementation of UNDRIP if re-elected

Jun 19 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising that a re-elected Liberal government will introduce legislation to ensure federal laws are harmonized with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Trudeau made the announcement Wednesday through his government's representative in the Senate, where a private member's bill on the same topic, New Democrat MP […]

Canada needs to regulate social media giants: international report

Jun 18 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An international report says Canada has taken "commendable" steps to safeguard this fall's federal election from foreign interference. But the report says this country needs to do more to regulate social media giants and should impose "major sanctions" on those that fail to control fake news and other forms of disinformation on their platforms. The report […]

Canada needs to regulate social media giants: international report

Jun 18 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — An international report says Canada has taken "commendable" steps to safeguard this fall's federal election from foreign interference. But the report says this country needs to do more to regulate social media giants and should impose "major sanctions" on those that fail to control fake news and other forms of disinformation on their platforms. The report […]

Liberal bleeding after SNC-Lavalin affair seems to have stopped: Leger Poll

Jun 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the federal Liberals have stopped the bleeding from the beating they took in the SNC-Lavalin furor. The Leger poll suggests the Liberals have closed the gap slightly with the front-running Conservatives since April and dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government has eased a bit. More significantly, the poll also […]

Liberal bleeding after SNC-Lavalin affair seems to have stopped: Leger Poll

Jun 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A new poll suggests the federal Liberals have stopped the bleeding from the beating they took in the SNC-Lavalin furor. The Leger poll suggests the Liberals have closed the gap slightly with the front-running Conservatives since April and dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government has eased a bit. More significantly, the poll also […]

Liberals stymie Commons defence committee inquiry into Mark Norman case

May 16 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberals used their majority on a House of Commons committee Thursday to block an opposition attempt to launch an inquiry into the failed prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. Conservative and NDP members of the Commons defence committee forced a special meeting to debate a Tory motion that would have initiated an investigation into how the military's former […]