National Newswatch

Nenshi’s purple reign over Calgary was mixed but impactful

Apr 7 2021 — Licia Corbella — When Naheed Nenshi became Calgary’s 36th mayor on Oct. 18, 2010, he very quickly became an international phenomenon. Even though his ethnicity and religion never became an issue in Calgary during the campaign to replace outgoing mayor Dave Bronconnier, Nenshi catapulted into fame as a political star as the first Muslim mayor of a major […]

Wind and solar now cheaper than natural gas

Nov 22 2020 — Licia Corbella — We all remember the disturbing stories coming out of Europe as little as two years ago called the heat or eat phenomenon. The push towards renewable energy contributed to large spikes in electricity costs that seniors and other people on low incomes in the U.K., in particular, were forced to choose between heating their homes […]

New EI program will be a disaster for Canada and our youth

Aug 22 2020 — Licia Corbella — When Dan Kelly was in Grade 9 back in 1983, the now-president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business worked three hours every Friday night washing dishes at a Winnipeg pizza restaurant. Changes announced Thursday by Canada’s new Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister of Employment Carla Qualtrough would make young workers — similar to […]

Document dump proves PMO involved in WE Charity plan

Aug 20 2020 — Licia Corbella — No wonder Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke another election promise and prorogued Parliament. He wanted to avoid “the sh*t show” he knew was headed for the proverbial fan with the release of almost 5,000 pages of documents related to the WE Charity controversy. Just hours before the documents were released by government lawyers, Trudeau swore […]

WE has a lot to learn about true charity

Jul 28 2020 — Licia Corbella — In December 2012 I travelled to Lebanon with World Vision’s then Canadian President, Dave Toycen. World Vision wanted to show Canadians the life-saving aid the international charity was providing to refugees fleeing from civil war in Syria. Toycen, along with another Canadian staff member and me, stayed at a home in a safe and secure […]

Report on China’s meddling holds lessons on COVID-19

Apr 17 2020 — Licia Corbella — On March 12, the same day it was announced that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau had contracted COVID-19, a troubling report about foreign threats to Canada was released. Not surprisingly, the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 2019 annual report got sucked into the vortex of the coronavirus tornado and was […]