National Newswatch

Defeated Tory candidate to ask court to quash Liberal win in Calgary Skyview

Sep 28 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — The Conservative incumbent who was defeated in Calgary Skyview in last week's federal election is planning to ask a court to quash the result, given allegations of dirty tricks by the Liberal victor. Liberal George Chahal was captured on a doorbell camera on the eve of the election removing a campaign pamphlet left […]

Disavowed Liberal candidate Kevin Vuong will sit as Independent MP

Sep 22 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Kevin Vuong will not step down after winning election as a Liberal even though he'd been dumped from the party ticket. Vuong said in a statement Wednesday that he intends to serve his constituents in the downtown Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort York despite controversy over a sexual assault charge laid against him in […]

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Sep 21 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government — almost identical to the one it replaced — to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the […]

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals win third term but fall short of securing majority

Sep 20 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Canadians have chosen another minority Liberal government — almost identical to the one it replaced — to finish the fight against COVID-19 and rebuild the shattered economy. Precisely how stable a minority remains to be seen, as results were still trickling in and there were tight contests in dozens of ridings as the […]

Leaders spar over foreign policy, Indigenous issues during only English debate

Sep 9 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Federal party leaders jousted over foreign policy, climate change and Indigenous issues during Thursday's English-language debate — their last, best chance to sway voters before the Sept. 20 election. Questions about the fall of Afghanistan and the ongoing imprisonment of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China ignited heated discussions between the […]

O’Toole, Singh denounce aggressive protesters dogging Trudeau campaign

Aug 28 2021 — Joan Bryden — OTTAWA — Erin O'Toole warned supporters Saturday that they're not welcome on the Conservative campaign if they engage in harassment and intimidation of other party leaders. The leader's warning came one day after several Conservative campaign workers were spotted among a crowd of raucous protesters who forced the cancellation of a Liberal event featuring Justin […]