National Newswatch

Trudeau plain wrong about Harper’s pipeline legacy

May 17 2018 — Licia Corbella — It’s either an untruth or ignorance. Either way, it doesn’t reflect well on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. For two years now, Trudeau keeps saying that “not a single kilometre of pipeline was built” during the almost 10 years that Stephen Harper’s Conservative government was in power. On Tuesday, even in Alberta, Trudeau uttered that falsehood […]

NDP MP Moore has thankfully painted herself into a corner

May 11 2018 — Licia Corbella — NDP MP Christine Moore has painted herself into an ideological corner with the rules she expects men to follow when it comes to sexuality. As a result, she has destroyed several political careers — and, at last, hopefully she has inadvertently impaled her own. On the one hand, Moore expects men to pick up on […]

Hypocrisy, thy name is Jagmeet Singh

Mar 28 2018 — Licia Corbella — ADJUST COMMENT PRINT Irony and hypocrisy often run hand in hand. On Parliament Hill, they are bedfellows. Consider what has happened to NDP member of Parliament David Christopherson. The Hamilton Centre MP was the lone New Democrat to vote in favour of a perfectly sensible, if not righteous, Conservative party motion that better clarified the […]

Trudeau should read the charter and honour his father

Jan 20 2018 — Licia Corbella — Pierre Elliott Trudeau — one of the main architects of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — would be rolling over in his grave if he knew how cavalier his eldest son is with its contents. So to refresh Trudeau Junior’s memory, here are some key components of the charter, which is pinned to […]

Omar Khadr’s rights more important than Canadian charities’ rights

Jan 17 2018 — Licia Corbella — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have his chance to prove that he treats Canadian churches and social agencies with the same respect he showed convicted terrorist Omar Khadr when those faith groups’ applications for Canada Summer Jobs grants are processed in the next few weeks. The federal government has effectively prevented faith-based social agencies and […]

In the name of tolerance, Trudeau attacks faith and those who serve others

Jan 11 2018 — Licia Corbella — In the name of “inclusion” and “tolerance,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government are excluding and being intolerant to faith-based social agencies and churches from even applying for the Canada Summer Jobs program that provides subsidies to hire summer students. In so doing, Trudeau will hypocritically be harming the very people he claims […]

Trudeau may be first sitting PM slammed in ethics breach, but he’s not the worst

Dec 27 2017 — Licia Corbella — Just because he’s the first, doesn’t mean he’s the worst. Yes, Justin Trudeau has become the first sitting prime minister in Canadian history to officially be cited for violating parliamentary ethics rules. Compared to some of the ethical breaches made by previous prime ministers, however, Trudeau’s violations are mild by comparison. On Dec. 20, Mary […]

Jason Kenney plans to keep swimming forward to ensure Alberta’s future

Dec 19 2017 — Licia Corbella — A political junkie acquaintance of mine who nominally knows Jason Kenney described the 49-year-old United Conservative Party leader as “the Great White Shark of Canadian politics.” A shark, I wondered. “Yeah, he doesn’t sleep, he always moves forward, he’s efficient and he shreds his prey.” It’s a pretty good analogy. On Monday morning, however, Kenney […]