National Newswatch

O’Toole turns back on supporters with carbon tax proposal

Apr 16 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Not only is O’Toole embracing a carbon tax (although he doesn’t have the courage or honesty to call it that), he thinks those of us who oppose carbon taxes are dumb enough to be deceived by his sleight-of-language. Every time I hear federal Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole speak, I like him less and less. […]

Let’s face it — Erin O’Toole is a dud

Apr 4 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Let’s face it, federal Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is a dud and a dud is never going to defeat Justin Trudeau. A year ago, when the dawning of the pandemic forced the Tories to take their leadership campaign online and push back their leadership vote, I was struggling to choose a candidate to endorse: O’Toole […]

Erin O’Toole’s uninspiring leadership

Mar 23 2021 — Lorne Gunter — What Erin O’Toole and the federal Conservatives need is a platform like Mike Harris’ 1995 Common Sense Revolution in Ontario. Solid, sensible, small-c conservative policies presented in a way that is clear to voters. What they don’t need is O’Toole pandering to elite consensus on issues such as climate change, then trying to force his […]

The Liberals’ dangerous plans to regulate social media

Feb 2 2021 — Lorne Gunter — If you think misinformation on the Internet and social media is bad now, just imagine how bad it will be when the federal government gives itself the power to regulate it. If the Trudeau government has its way, just writing what I have above could be considered a crime. And my employers could be guilty, […]

Anger growing over Trudeau government’s bungling of COVID-19 vaccines

Jan 29 2021 — Lorne Gunter — Finally. Finally, the Alberta government has begun to hit back at the Trudeau Liberals for the way Ottawa has botched – completely – the acquisition of pandemic-ending vaccines. On Thursday, provincial Health Minister Tyler Shandro publicly complained, “For the third time this month, the federal government has notified us through bureaucratic channels that Alberta’s Pfizer […]

Payette checked off all of Trudeau’s symbolic boxes

Jan 24 2021 — Lorne Gunter — This is about more than just a disastrous appointment as Governor General. The resignation of Julie Payette this past week as the Queen’s representative in Canada goes to the heart of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s toxic mix of incompetence and arrogance — again.

Alberta’s Kenney stuck between Trudeau and a hard place

Jan 19 2021 — Lorne Gunter — It can’t be much fun being premier of Alberta these days. Our province has two big problems right now — vaccine and the Keystone XL pipeline. And we have to rely on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get us out of both of them. Heaven help us. Because large pharmaceutical companies made exclusive deals with […]

More concerning revelations about the Liberals’ latest gun bans

Oct 17 2020 — Lorne Gunter — I shudder to think what gun owners in this country would have done without Dennis Young, the firearms researcher who has provided so much useful information on federal gun control efforts over the past 25 years. Working out of his home in Alberta, Young, a former Mountie and Parliament Hill staffer, has dug up more […]

Does the federal NDP even have any relevance now?

Oct 11 2020 — Lorne Gunter — What do we need an NDP for? I mean it. At the moment, the New Democrats are acting like flunkies for the Liberals. They are doing the political equivalent of holding the Liberals’ handbags, fetching them coffee and making sure their dry cleaning is picked up and their shoes polished.