National Newswatch

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 […]

Ford denounces Trump, backs Trudeau, in new trade war

Aug 8 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Proving that politics does indeed make for strange bedfellows, Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday positioned himself as Canada’s pit bull in the Trudeau government’s looming fight against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum. Denouncing Trump in an impromptu diatribe against the US president’s decision before his regular […]

WE deal – conflict of interest or incompetence?

Aug 6 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — If the federal public service wasn’t driven by the knowledge of the personal relationship between the Trudeau family and the WE organization in recommending it receive a $500-million sole-sourced contract, there is only one other logical explanation. That is that the public service is grossly incompetent.

Trudeau doesn’t understand conflict of interest, apparently

Aug 4 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Throughout his Aga Khan vacation and SNC-Lavalin scandals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly demonstrated he either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about the federal conflict-of-interest law. In the Aga Khan affair, Trudeau argued because he was a friend of the Aga Khan, he was entitled to accept free vacations and air travel from him under […]

China has unjustly jailed Canada’s two Michaels for 600 days

Jul 30 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor imprisoned by China’s thug communist dictators for 600 days as of Friday, let’s recall that in 2013 when he was Liberal leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he admired China’s “basic dictatorship.” That was back when the Liberals were naively and shamelessly praising China for its so-called leadership […]

Memo to politicians: Blacks suffer most from gang violence

Jul 26 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — The next police chief, the police services board, city council and the provincial government must come up with a realistic and effective strategy to reduce the ever-increasing gang and gun carnage in Toronto’s black community. It’s reached a crisis point in large part because of the dramatic reduction, followed by the cancellation, of police street […]

Eastern Canada unfazed by Trudeau’s lack of ethics

Jul 12 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — As recent political history shows, the Conservatives should not pin their hopes on the Trudeau-WE Charity scandal alone bringing down the Liberals. To win, the next Conservative leader will have to convince voters they can safely hand the keys of government to the Tories and they won’t wreck the place. Voters already knew Prime Minister […]

We Charity scrutiny trips up Trudeau

Jul 3 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn’t had any problem using the vast resources of the federal government to hand out almost $169 billion to Canadians in COVID-19 relief. Given that, it’s hard to understand why his government was incapable of administering, on its own, a $912-million grant to post-secondary students to do volunteer work. And it’s […]

Trudeau’s erstwhile left-wing allies scuttled his UN bid

Jun 21 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Bitter Liberals are whining about the Conservatives gloating over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s failure to win a temporary seat on the UN Security Council last week. By so doing, they’re missing what actually happened, which is that it was Trudeau’s erstwhile allies on the political left who worked overtime to undermine his bid. Typical of […]

This is Trudeau’s loss, not Canada’s

Jun 18 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Canada’s failure to win a temporary seat on the UN Security Council is a personal humiliation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who thought he would succeed where former prime minister Stephen Harper failed. Trudeau has lusted for the two-year appointment that he lost to Norway and Ireland, from the moment he was elected prime minister […]

Cut government salaries to preserve public services: Report

Jun 11 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Reining in higher public-sector salaries and benefits compared to the private sector would preserve public services and reduce government debt coming out of the COVID-19 recession, according to a new study released Thursday by the Fraser Institute. The fiscally conservative think tank says reducing the 9.4% wage gap between comparable public sector and private sector […]

Media deliberately distorted what Trump said about George Floyd

Jun 6 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Contrary to a globally reported blunder by the media on Friday, President Donald Trump did not say a positive report on U.S. job numbers was “good news for George Floyd.” Here’s what Trump said: “Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of […]

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 […]