National Newswatch

Trudeau hides behind COVID-19 secrecy

May 30 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, then Liberal leader, told a roomful of female supporters at a political fundraiser in 2013 he admired China’s “basic dictatorship,” it turns out he wasn’t kidding. While not at the level of an actual dictator like Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trudeau is using the public health and economic crisis caused […]

Trudeau’s COVID spending means decades of debt — Report

May 26 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — The new normal for Canadians because of the COVID-19 recession will be unprecedented levels of government spending and debt for decades to come, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute released Tuesday. Whatever one thinks of the massive stimulus and support programs Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been announcing for weeks to help […]

More wind turbines will prolong COVID-19 recession

May 24 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — As the global economy struggles to recover from the recession caused by COVID-19, what we don’t need are more wind turbines and solar panels. We need more fossil fuel energy and nuclear power. To recover from the recession as consumers return to the marketplace and businesses ramp up the production of goods and services, we […]

Biden’s no friend of Canada in opposing Keystone

May 20 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — There’s nothing surprising about presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden saying if he defeats Republican President Donald Trump in November, he’ll kill the Keystone XL pipeline. This latest fight over the $8-billion, 1,930-km pipeline intended to move bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast, is all about American presidential politics […]

Taiwan, unlike Canada, has defeated COVID-19

May 17 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — From the day China notified the World Health Organization on Dec. 31, 2019, that a new pneumonia of unknown cause was circulating in Wuhan — while concealing that it was spreading by human transmission — Taiwan did everything to protect its citizens but Canada did not. On that same day, Taiwan notified the World Health […]

Quebec the epicentre of COVID-19 in Canada

May 16 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — While the number of infections and deaths due to COVID-19 change hour by hour, what they consistently show is that ground zero for the pandemic in Canada is Quebec. With only 22.6% of Canada’s population, Quebec recorded as of Friday morning 61% of all COVID-19-related deaths in Canada (3,351 of 5,499), and 55% of all […]

Canadians have had it with China’s dictators

May 14 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be reluctant to criticize China’s dictators for their role in the global spread of COVID-19, but the Canadian public has a very different view. A new poll by Angus Reid Institute shows public opinion of China —already low because of its December, 2018 arrest and detention of Canadians Michael Spavor […]

Our leaders fretted about racism more than COVID-19

May 10 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — One of the most infuriating blunders of Canada’s political class in the ongoing pandemic was obsessing about alleged massive societal racism against Canadians of Chinese origin, when the real crisis was the looming carnage of COVID-19. Politicians and public health officials overestimated the threat posed by racism, while underestimating the threat posed by the coronavirus, […]

Face coverings aren’t a symbol of tyranny

May 8 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — One of the things I love about America – and there are many – is her deeply ingrained rebelliousness. When the government tells us to do something, we instinctively question it. Of course, all principles can be taken too far. It’s good to question authority, but if a sign says, “Do not swim in pond, […]

COVID-19 confusion hurt Canada’s response

May 3 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, told the CBC last week she’s “not sure what more could have been done” at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic because “the estimations of how transmissible the virus was and how severe it was (were) unclear at the start.” In an interview with Rosemary Barton, Tam said, […]

China secretly hoarded global pandemic supplies, according to report

May 2 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Before publicly acknowledging COVID-19 was capable of human transmission, China secretly launched a global plan to buy up personal protection equipment, contributing to world-wide shortages of the desperately needed pandemic supplies, according to an investigation by Global News. “We found essentially a global covert operation in which China moved early to secure personal protection equipment […]

Big government failed in COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 25 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Contrary to myth, Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been an argument in favour of big government but a savage indictment of it. The massive amounts of government spending embarked on by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that will be paid for by future generations to deal with the health and economic fallout of COVID-19 […]

Trudeau helps the oil sector, just not a lot

Apr 18 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Having pursued policies that helped undermine Canada’s oil sector for so long, some would find it ironic Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave it $1.7 billion on Friday to clean up orphaned and inactive oil wells. But given the beleaguered state of Canada’s oil industry, hit by the double whammy of the COVID-19 economic crisis and […]

Feds were in the dark as COVID-19 spread out of control

Apr 12 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — It’s hard to take seriously Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s claim on CBC radio’s The House, which aired Saturday, that the Trudeau government’s actions in the COVID-19 pandemic were based on “the best advice possible at the time.” Consider a March 10 briefing note prepared for Hajdu, first reported by the CBC, that with just 12 […]

Patty Hajdu’s China Syndrome

Apr 5 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — China’s government is no doubt delighted with federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s vigorous defence of its credibility regarding its role in the outbreak of COVID-19, which has created a global health and economic crisis. Canadians, on the other hand, should be concerned. Not only did Hajdu blow past Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s non-committal answer Thursday […]