National Newswatch

Affable Green leader sets sight on potential P.E.I. election victory

Apr 23 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — CHARLOTTETOWN — An affable dentist with a distinct Scottish accent, Peter Bevan-Baker ran nine times for the Green party —federally and provincially — before finally winning a seat in the P.E.I. legislature in 2015. The leader of the Island's Green party, Bevan-Baker could become leader of Canada's first Green government after Island voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's provincial […]

Liberal premier calls Prince Edward Island election for April 23

Mar 27 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — CHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan called an early election Tuesday night, announcing an April 23 vote that polls suggest could produce Canada's first Green Party government. "This is Prince Edward Island's time," MacLauchlan told a nomination meeting for a local candidate at a Charlottetown hotel. "We are experiencing a sense of opportunity like never before […]

Massive storm closes schools, disrupts life in Quebec, Maritimes

Feb 13 2019 — Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press — A massive winter storm that walloped southern Ontario this week moved through Quebec and the Maritimes Wednesday, closing schools, restricting travel and shuttering many businesses and offices for the day. Few areas were spared as activities across much of eastern Canada were disrupted, from the Dennis Oland murder trial to outdoor events at Quebec City's famous […]