National Newswatch

Trudeau’s his own worst enemy in Lavscam

Apr 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Some of the most damaging attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s credibility in the Lavscam scandal have come from an unusual source. They’ve come from Trudeau. A case in point is the bizarre way in which Trudeau contradicted himself in Parliament last week under questioning from Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.

Liberal smears of Wilson-Raybould a disgrace

Apr 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he expelled former Liberal attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould from caucus because she failed to practice his high standard of integrity. Having chosen this hill to die on, Liberal MPs gave Trudeau a standing ovation because it was the only hill they had left, all previous Liberal attempts to smear Wilson-Raybould […]

Trudeau’s definition of secrecy a secret

Mar 27 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Cabinet confidentiality is so important to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he’s keeping his definition of confidential to himself. Unfortunately, this makes it hard for Canadians to understand what he thinks it means. As best one can determine from Trudeau’s statements, he seems to believe everyone in cabinet is subject to cabinet confidentiality, except him. By […]

Trudeau can’t give a straight answer on Lavscam

Mar 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The reason why the Lavscam scandal continues to erode public support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was clearly on display at a Town Hall meeting in Thunder Bay Friday evening. It’s because Trudeau seems incapable of giving straight answers about it. Trudeau was asked two simple, direct questions, in sequence, by one of the […]

Trudeau’s budget is just another act

Mar 19 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So how did it come to this? How did we come to have a prime minister who isn’t really a prime minister so much as he plays one on TV? For whom the clear meaning of words means nothing? Who flip-flops with every passing fad? Who, everyone knew — when his university buddy Gerald Butts […]

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 – […]