National Newswatch

‘Hidden agenda’ smear backfires on Trudeau Liberals

Sep 4 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Accusing the Conservative leader of having a “hidden agenda” on issues such as abortion and health care has been a successful mainstay of the federal Liberals’ election strategy for decades. But this time, for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it’s not working because more Canadians believe Trudeau has a hidden agenda than Conservative leader Erin O’Toole.

Catastrophic retreat from Afghanistan part of Trudeau’s legacy

Aug 29 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Canada’s chaotic, disorganized and incompetent retreat from Afghanistan last week will be a lasting blot on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political legacy, whatever the outcome of this election. Abandoning thousands of our Afghan allies, their families and Canadian citizens, many now being hunted by the Taliban as traitors, makes a mockery of promises Canada made […]

Trudeau should vote against himself in this election

Aug 15 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about to plunge Canada into a September election most Canadians don’t want, his harshest critic on the campaign trail should be the Justin Trudeau of 2015. Trudeau promised in the 2015 election campaign that brought him to power that Canada under his leadership would have three years of modest deficits […]

True reconciliation means Indigenous self-government

Jul 7 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Going by media coverage, you would think the three biggest issues with regard to Canada’s Indigenous people today are the discovery of unmarked burial grounds outside residential schools and burning down churches and toppling statues of Sir John A. Macdonald in retaliation for their creation.

Trudeau’s prohibitively expensive climate plan comes with imaginary climate targets

Jun 26 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Canadian governments never having hit a single greenhouse gas reduction target they’ve set since 1988, a new report by Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux explains why the Trudeau government won’t hit its latest target for 2030. Technically, Giroux’s report — Beyond Paris: Reducing Canada’s GHG emissions by 2030 — outlines the “prohibitive costs” Canadians […]

Record public spending isn’t helping Indigenous Canadians

Jun 6 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government responded to the horrific discovery of 215 children in an unmarked burial site at the Kamloops Indian Residential School the way it always does. It said it would immediately distribute $27 million of previously announced funding to uncover what are believed to be thousands of Indigenous children buried in unmarked […]

Doing the math on Trudeau’s climate pledges

May 30 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — The great American computer scientist John McCarthy, who coined the term “Artificial Intelligence” — also warned that “he who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk nonsense.” I’m reminded of this every time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson talk about climate change, and specifically about reducing Canada’s industrial greenhouse gas […]

Weak conflict law rewarded Trudeau for unethical behaviour

May 16 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — When it comes to political ethics, little is expected of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — and he seldom disappoints. For example, his conduct in the WE Charity affair. Contrary to myth, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s report on Trudeau last week was not an exoneration of Trudeau’s conduct, but a searing indictment of it.

Internet censorship only part of Trudeau’s vision

May 9 2021 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Trudeau government’s obsession with regulating, censoring and ultimately controlling what Canadians can see on social media is part of a much larger agenda of instructing Canadians on what and how to think. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismissed this concern as “tinfoil hat” thinking last week when challenged, the great American conservative philosopher Thomas […]