National Newswatch

Judicial recount gives Trudeau’s Liberals one more victory in Quebec

Oct 6 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have picked up another seat in Quebec after a judicial recount Wednesday. Elections Canada confirmed that incumbent Brenda Shanahan will be returning to Parliament after the recount declared her the winner in Châteauguay-Lacolle over her Bloc Québécois rival by just 12 votes. That overturns preliminary results from the Sept. 20 […]

Ex-minister denounces racism against senator he called mouthpiece for China

Oct 4 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A former diplomat and cabinet minister is denouncing the anti-Asian racism directed at a Canadian senator he's called a mouthpiece for China, while still condemning his views. Chris Alexander told The Canadian Press he has serious concerns that Sen. Yuen Pau Woo retweeted a Toronto Star column that suggested Canada assisted the United […]

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Sep 10 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal party leaders jousted over climate change, health care, foreign policy, the economy and Indigenous reconciliation during Thursday's English-language debate — their last, best chance to sway voters before the Sept. 20 election. But the format of the debate may have left many viewers unsatisfied. The five leaders frequently talked over one another. […]

Trudeau says Canadians deserve a say at pivotal moment, triggers Sept. 20 election

Aug 15 2021 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled the plug Sunday on his minority Liberal government, arguing that Canadians deserve a say on how to finish the fight against COVID-19 and build back the shattered economy. But opposition leaders blasted Trudeau for putting his quest for a majority ahead of the health and safety of Canadians, […]