National Newswatch

Iranians now furious with Iran’s government

Jan 12 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — It isn’t only Canadians, and Canadians of Iranian origin, who are grief-stricken and angry now that Iran has admitted it blew Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile. Iranians — in Iran — are heartbroken, given that most of the passengers were Iranians, or dual citizens of Iran. And […]

Trudeau’s carbon footprint, and Canada’s, keep growing

Jan 6 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Despite the constant virtue-signaling from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on human-induced climate change, his personal carbon footprint, along with Canada’s, is rising. The reason with regard to Trudeau, as documented by reporter Bryan Passifiume in Monday’s Toronto Sun, is the PM’s love of jet setting to exotic locations for his family vacations, air travel being […]

A new Conservative climate policy — Try honesty

Jan 4 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — If the next federal Conservative leader is looking for a coherent policy on human-induced climate change, a good start would be honesty. It would begin by explaining that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s climate plan has followed the classic political strategy of so-called “progressivism,” as exposed by the great conservative thinker Thomas Sowell in his seminal […]

Trudeau’s answer to climate change is more hot air

Dec 20 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — While Canada is a bit player in emitting industrial greenhouse gases — responsible for 1.6% of global output — it’s a world leader in sending bloated delegations to the annual United Nations’ gabfests on climate change in the world’s tourist hotspots. This year’s conference, which just concluded in Madrid, was widely condemned as an abject […]

Conservatives protest too much about Scheer’s expenses

Dec 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — One thing we can be sure of is that if outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer had won the Oct. 21 election, we would never have heard about the Conservative party subsidizing the private school tuitions of his children. It’s hardly unknown for political parties to use party funds to top up the salaries and/or defray […]

Nuclear power key to solving climate change

Dec 2 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Sunday’s agreement between three Canadian premiers to co-operate in developing small modular reactors (SMRs), indicates the growing recognition that nuclear power is a vital player in reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs are also in line with the […]

Time for Trudeau to call China our adversary

Dec 1 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Dec. 10 will mark the one-year anniversary since China unjustly imprisoned Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian businessman Michael Spavor. That was in retaliation for Canada nine days earlier honouring its extradition treaty with the United States by detaining Meng Wanzhou, CFO of the giant Chinese telecom company, Huawei Technologies, at Vancouver International Airport.

While Trudeau blasts Israel, China gets a pass

Nov 23 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy took an alarming turn last week. Trudeau reversed Canada’s long-standing policy on Israel by siding with such bastions of democracy as North Korea in passing a resolution condemning the world’s only Jewish state at the United Nations. This while Trudeau’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday that Canada doesn’t […]

Trudeau sides with Israel’s enemies

Nov 21 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — It’s no secret why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, suddenly and without prior notice, reversed Stephen Harper’s policy of refusing to support the never-ending deluge of Israel-bashing resolutions passed by the United Nations General Assembly. Canada under Harper and his Conservative government was Israel’s strongest ally in the world, more than even the U.S. under […]

Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

Nov 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The success of Canada’s new minority Parliament, which will convene on Dec. 5, depends not on the opposition leaders but on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canadians collectively decided on Oct. 21 that they still wanted Trudeau to be their PM, but not with the extraordinary power of a PM with a majority government. Given this, […]

Andrew Scheer’s trial by religion

Nov 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Let’s put to rest the myth there is any answer Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer can give that will satisfy the Liberals, and the liberal media, that he is not homophobic. That he would not ban same-sex marriage if he becomes prime minister. Scheer can’t prove a negative. The only way he could prove it is […]

Panicking Conservatives only help Trudeau

Nov 6 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Since the liberal media have been killing entire forests telling us about how badly Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives did in the Oct. 21 election, let’s do an apples-to-apples comparison of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s victory compared to Scheer’s defeat. Compared to the 2015 election: Trudeau lost 27 seats (down from 184 to 157) and […]

Amateur hour federal Conservatives imploding

Nov 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So as it turns out, it was the Conservatives, not the Liberals, who weren’t as advertised in the federal election. In the days leading up to the Oct. 21 vote, Conservatives told us they were united behind Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who was ready to lead the country. But in the days following the election, […]

Elect Trudeau? No more pipelines

Oct 20 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s star Liberal candidates — prominent Quebec environmental activist Steven Guilbeault — says it’s unlikely Canada will ever build another pipeline under legislation passed by Trudeau’s government. In acknowledging this to the National Post’s Jesse Snyder, Guilbeault — recruited to run by senior Trudeau strategist and fellow environmental activist Gerald […]

Obama the hypocrite endorses Trudeau

Oct 17 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — If former U.S. president Barack Obama is such a big fan of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — as he indicated Wednesday in a tweet to his 109 million followers — why didn’t he support Trudeau when it counted, by approving the Keystone XL pipeline? Obama tweeted: “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as […]