National Newswatch

Trudeau says he knew about investigation into general overseeing vaccines weeks ago

May 18 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he first learned weeks ago that the general overseeing Canada's vaccination campaign was under investigation, which the prime minister described on Tuesday as "not an ideal situation." The comments during a regular COVID-19 update represented the first from Trudeau since the Department of National Defence announced late Friday that Maj.-Gen. […]

Trudeau says he knew about investigation into general overseeing vaccines weeks ago

May 18 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he first learned weeks ago that the general overseeing Canada's vaccination campaign was under investigation, which the prime minister described on Tuesday as "not an ideal situation." The comments during a regular COVID-19 update represented the first from Trudeau since the Department of National Defence announced late Friday that Maj.-Gen. […]

Liberals tap another military officer to replace Fortin on vaccine campaign

May 17 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government is enlisting another military officer to take over from Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who was abruptly sidelined last week from his role overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination campaign because of a military investigation. Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will now be responsible for managing the country’s vaccine distribution and rollout efforts, which are expected […]

Liberals tap another military officer to replace Fortin on vaccine campaign

May 17 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Liberal government is enlisting another military officer to take over from Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who was abruptly sidelined last week from his role overseeing Canada's COVID-19 vaccination campaign because of a military investigation. Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will now be responsible for managing the country’s vaccine distribution and rollout efforts, which are expected […]

Feds face growing calls for answers after general overseeing vaccine effort sidelined

May 16 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government faced growing calls for answers from experts and political opponents alike on Sunday amid lingering questions about the abrupt reassignment of the military general who was overseeing Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, as well as who may be stepping into his critical role.The Defence Department announced in a terse three-line statement […]

Feds face growing calls for answers after general overseeing vaccine effort sidelined

May 16 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government faced growing calls for answers from experts and political opponents alike on Sunday amid lingering questions about the abrupt reassignment of the military general who was overseeing Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, as well as who may be stepping into his critical role.The Defence Department announced in a terse three-line statement […]

Military police chief defends independence; Vance allegedly said he ‘owned’ force

May 11 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada’s top military police officer told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that he is not beholden to the top brass, as he responded to allegations that former chief of the defence staff Jonathan Vance said he “owned” the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service.  Provost Marshal Brig.-Gen. Simon Trudeau acknowledged during an appearance before […]

Canada to get two million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts

May 10 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada is scheduled to receive two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week as provinces continue to ramp up their immunization efforts.  The two million shots represent the only expected shipments in what should be a comparatively quiet week of vaccine arrivals after Moderna delivered one million doses ahead of schedule […]

Canada to get two million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts

May 10 2021 — Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada is scheduled to receive two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week as provinces continue to ramp up their immunization efforts.  The two million shots represent the only expected shipments in what should be a comparatively quiet week of vaccine arrivals after Moderna delivered one million doses ahead of schedule […]