National Newswatch

Canada’s soft on crime philosophy began five decades ago

Dec 31 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — Canada’s kid-glove treatment of violent criminals today — easy bail, soft sentencing, statutory release, early parole, special treatment for members of some minority groups, keeping the identities of young offenders secret even when they commit murder — didn’t happen by accident. They were the inevitable result of criminal justice, prison and parole measures passed by […]

Face it, the United Nations is anti-Semitic

Dec 29 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — The United Nations has once again demonstrated its blatant anti-Semitism by passing more resolutions critical of Israel this year than all other nations on earth, combined. The UN General Assembly, consisting of 193 member countries, passed 15 resolutions critical of Israel in 2022, primarily for its treatment of the Palestinians, compared to 13 resolutions for […]

Weak conflict of interest law isn’t deterring unethical politicians

Dec 18 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — The federal Conflict of Interest Act is ineffective in dealing with politicians who abuse the public’s trust by placing themselves in conflicts of interest. A $500 maximum fine for violating some sections of the legislation — other sections don’t even have fines — is clearly inadequate and, unlike the Criminal Code, politicians face no risk […]

Bashing Canada on climate change is absurd and misleading

Dec 4 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — With the new year approaching, expect a deluge of reminders by the Trudeau government and the environmental movement that Canada is now the highest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. The federal government refers to this all the time as it attempts to pound Canadians into submission when it comes to quietly […]

Canadians kept in dark about foreign interference in elections

Nov 20 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — If there was significant interference by China in Canada’s last two federal elections, which seems increasingly likely, the federal agency specifically created by the Trudeau government to inform the public about it said nothing. That suggests one of two things, both alarming. Either it didn’t know about it, or did know and didn’t tell us. […]

Freeland’s clean energy plan blows a lot of hot air

Nov 6 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — A good deal of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s economic statement last week was devoted to the Trudeau government’s plan to make Canada a global leader in clean energy. What she didn’t say demonstrates why the Liberals’ approach to clean energy is smoke and mirrors. Freeland, astoundingly, didn’t mention natural gas. This despite the fact Canada, […]

Trudeau’s handgun ‘freeze’ won’t freeze illegal handguns

Oct 23 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — The problem with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handgun freeze is that it won’t freeze guns smuggled illegally into Canada from the U.S. which account for 85% of all handguns used for criminal purposes. The Trudeau government knows this — it said as much in a 2018 discussion paper on gun violence, by the public safety […]

Trudeau talks out of both sides of his mouth on Iran

Oct 8 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Trudeau government is sucking and blowing at the same time by publicly calling Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps — the thugs now terrorizing the brave women of Iran — a terrorist organization, while refusing to declare this under Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Act. On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, accompanied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

Stop blaming climate change for government incompetence

Sep 25 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — Today let’s examine how political and media-driven hysteria about climate change diverts us from real issues that we need to address. Three recent reports by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario headed by Peter Weltman illustrate the problem. Last week, the FAO drew a key distinction between natural and human-induced climate change — rare for […]

Poilievre says he can win despite a hostile media

Sep 11 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — In politics it’s important to have the right political enemies. New Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has clearly decided one of the right political enemies for him to have in terms of running against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa. “The political media in the Parliamentary Press Gallery are part of […]

Canada’s divider-in-chief is Trudeau, not Poilievre

Aug 28 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — While Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre keeps getting pounded by fellow leadership contenders, MPs in other parties and much of the media for dividing Canadians, suggesting he is the instigator of verbal attacks and threats aimed at Liberal and NDP politicians and journalists, let’s not forget who the divider-in-chief in Canada is.

Kissing off oil and gas sector cuts our economic throat

Aug 27 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — Canadians should be alarmed about how many business opportunities will be lost because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks of Canada’s oil and gas sector primarily in terms of downsizing it. Ditto the inaccurate impression created by his environment ministers since 2015 that Canada’s oil and gas sector is on the way out because of Trudeau’s […]