National Newswatch

Liberals have double standard on terrorism

Mar 17 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Liberals condemning Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for not adequately denouncing the terrorist attack on Muslims at prayer in New Zealand by a suspected white supremacist would be more convincing if they weren’t so inadequate at denouncing Islamist terrorism themselves.

Justin Trudeau just wasn’t ready

Mar 2 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So, as it turns out, the Conservative campaign ad in the 2015 federal election was correct. Justin Trudeau wasn’t ready. And now, we’re reaping the whirlwind. We’re learning that electing a prime minister who would not have become prime minister, given the thinness of his resume, were his last name not “Trudeau,” has real-world consequences.

Trudeau destroyed his promise of open government

Feb 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance in the SNC-Lavalin scandal makes a mockery of his 2015 Liberal election platform, “Real Change.” Trudeau’s most infamous broken pledge in that document was three years of “modest” deficits followed by a $1 billion surplus in year four. Now, as it turns out, Trudeau’s promises to Canadians in the chapter […]

Jody Wilson-Raybould can talk, lawyers say

Feb 21 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Many smart lawyers say former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould isn’t bound by solicitor-client privilege regarding her discussions with the Prime Minister’s Office in the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Brian R.D. Smith of Gowlings, former attorney general of British Columbia, told thelawyersdaily.ca last week: “I think she can tell the world. I hope she does. First of all, […]

Trudeau says he’s transparent? Prove it

Feb 12 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Given that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister’s Office insist they did nothing wrong in the SNC-Lavalin affair, surely they are anxious to publicly explain the full story of what they did do to Canadians, under oath, subject to opposition questioning. Therefore, surely Liberal MPs on Parliament’s justice committee will agree on Wednesday […]

Ford’s unpopular but he’d win big, again

Jan 30 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Here’s why a Mainstreet Research poll released Monday showing 51% of Ontarians disapprove of Premier Doug Ford shouldn’t worry Progressive Conservatives. First, Ford has a majority government and the next election, on June 2, 2022, is almost 3 1/2 years away.

Ford should rethink Taverner appointment

Jan 20 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — There’s one inescapable reason why Premier Doug Ford should not follow through on appointing Toronto police Supt. Ron Taverner as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. It’s that putting the longtime Ford family friend in charge of the OPP will put both the premier and the Progressive Conservative government he leads in an ongoing conflict […]

Memo to Trudeau — we support pipelines

Jan 16 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Few countries have been as willing to cut their own economic throats as Canada. We lose an estimated $15 billion annually in revenue to our economy — $40 million a day — because of our inability to get our oil to global markets, due to our lack of pipeline capacity. That means we have to […]

Trudeau ducks gender question

Jan 13 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — It was a simple and direct question to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a town hall meeting in Regina Thursday, politely asked by a young woman, that spoke volumes about today’s politics. About how you don’t have to yell at politicians to be effective in challenging their views. And about how the prime minister – […]

Rumours of Andrew Scheer’s demise a

Jan 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Predicting that Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are done like dinner heading into the Oct. 21 federal election is dumb. Predictions such as: “Why Andrew Scheer will never be Prime Minister” (iPolitics.ca, May 3, 2018) and “Face it Conservatives. Picking Scheer was a mistake” (iPolitics.ca, Jan. 5, 2018) are dumb. How do we know?

Elizabeth May tells the truth on climate change

Jan 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Green Party’s Elizabeth May is the only mainstream federal leader who’s a straight talker on climate change. Unlike the Liberals and Conservatives, she has a consistent position that makes sense if you believe, as she does, that man-made climate change is the most important issue facing voters in the Oct. 21 election, because it’s […]

Will Trudeau be our carbon crusader?

Dec 27 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — As we head into the New Year, I have a homework assignment for anyone who’s interested. It’s to watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and all federal Liberal cabinet ministers and MPs in 2019 to determine the following: Do they look like people who seriously believe Canada and the world face an […]

Fake news on Trudeau’s carbon pricing plan

Dec 19 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — You know things are getting wacky on the climate file when the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCoC) has to issue a statement shortly after releasing a report on its position on carbon pricing, clarifying what its report said. This as opposed to how the Trudeau Liberals and their media cheerleaders gleefully portrayed the fact the […]

Trudeau’s carbon tax isn’t about the climate

Dec 18 2018 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax (aka price) isn’t a climate change plan. It’s a climate marketing plan. Its purpose isn’t to address man-made climate change by reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic global warming. It’s to win next year’s election against Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives.