National Newswatch

Today’s question: What is Trudeau hiding?

Oct 22 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Now that the prospect of a snap federal election is over, let’s review the extraordinary measures Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has used in his ongoing efforts to prevent the release of government documents — public documents — the opposition parties and Canadians have a right to see. First, Trudeau prorogued Parliament on Aug. 18.

Public and private sectors have different pandemic priorities

Oct 6 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — There’s one common characteristic of the individuals, officials and organizations working in the public sector urging Premier Doug Ford to reimpose lockdowns, particularly in Toronto and the GTA, to combat the spread of COVID-19. It’s that they all have jobs and as such may not fully appreciate the ongoing economic carnage in the private sector […]

Trudeau recreating McGuinty’s green energy disaster

Oct 4 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — When it comes to green energy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going down the same disastrous path for Canada that former premier Dalton McGuinty did for Ontario more than a decade ago. A case in point was last week’s announcement his government will spend $10 billion on green infrastructure and related projects, claiming this will […]

Trudeau doubles down on 32 years of failed climate policies

Sep 27 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — In supposedly fighting human-induced climate change, four different Canadian governments headed by four different prime ministers have set eight major national greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the last 32 years. They failed to achieve any of them, or were so far behind when they left office, or are so far behind today, that none […]

Electric car plant subsidies bad deal for taxpayers

Sep 23 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — The problem when governments spend public money on so-called “green” initiatives is that they spend it on the wrong things. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford are spending on the wrong thing by using taxpayers’ money to help convert the Ford Motor Co. plant in Oakville to build electric vehicles.

Hajdu should stop cheerleading for China on COVID-19

Sep 15 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Why is Health Minister Patty Hajdu continuing her staunch defence of China’s role in the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, amid global controversy about the issue? Numerous investigations have reported Chinese authorities hid the severity of the new coronavirus during the crucial early weeks of the pandemic in December and early January, when it might […]

Hajdu using ‘alternative facts’ to defend COVID-19 response

Sep 12 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Former Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway would know exactly what Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are attempting to do in their breathtaking attempts at revisionist history regarding Canada’s ill-fated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are trying to create a new narrative based on “alternative facts,” the phrase Conway made famous […]

When police are accused of racism, facts don’t matter

Aug 30 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — An exhaustive report by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit last week cleared Toronto Police officers of criminal wrongdoing in the tragic death of 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet, who fell to her death from the 24th-floor balcony of her family’s apartment on May 27. The next tragedy is that it won’t matter because when it comes to allegations […]

Trudeau’s big plan is to spend ourselves rich

Aug 27 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Liberal “insiders” have been telling the media that when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resumes Parliament next month, he will introduce a bold, new progressive agenda to restructure Canada’s social safety net and address climate change. But that’s nothing new.

Ford, Freeland alliance helping Trudeau in Ontario

Aug 26 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Shunned by Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives in last year’s federal election, Premier Doug Ford has become Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s most valuable Ontario ally in the next federal election that could come as early as fall. It’s a complete reversal from a year ago, when Trudeau and Ford were at each other’s throats leading up to […]

Use police race-crime data properly, or don’t use it at all

Aug 13 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Thirty-one years ago, then-police superintendent Julian Fantino released statistics suggesting Black people in a troubled Toronto community were disproportionately involved in crime. Fantino, who later became Toronto police chief and a cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper government, said he did it to counter allegations Toronto police were racist.

Common sense says Trudeau was in a conflict of interest

Aug 9 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Based on what we now know, it’s obvious Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put himself into a conflict of interest in the WE Charity controversy in the common sense meaning of that term. Whether he violated the Conflict of Interest Act, which he’s already done twice in the five years he’s been prime minister, is up […]