National Newswatch

Chinese warship nearly hits U.S. destroyer in Taiwan Strait during joint Canada-U.S. mission

Jun 3 2023 — Mackenzie Gray — A Chinese warship came within 150 yards of hitting American destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, during a rare joint Canada-U.S. mission sailing through the Taiwan Strait, the latest aggressive military move from Beijing in the South China Sea. Global News has been travelling on the HMCS Montreal, the Canadian frigate participating in the mission, since May 25th […]

Amid Poilievre criticism, BoC governor says he’ll ‘leave the politics to the politicians’

Jun 9 2022 — Mackenzie Gray — While Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has called for his removal, Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem says he will “leave the politics to the politicians.” “We welcome diverse views, we welcome analysis, we welcome criticism of our work and our decisions,” said Macklem. “Canadians should be asking us tough questions.” Poilievre has said he […]

Minister Marci Ien self-isolating for COVID-19

Dec 10 2021 — Mackenzie Gray — Marci Ien, minister for women and gender equality and youth, is self-isolating for COVID-19, after potentially being exposed to multiple cases of the virus at an event in Toronto, according to her office. Organizers of Sunday’s “The Giants of Africa” gala, which Ien attended, notified attendees on Thursday that multiple COVID-19 cases could be linked […]

RCMP commissioner once dismissed harassment claims of 300 women as ‘outlandish’

Oct 9 2016 — Mackenzie Gray — RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, who delivered a tearful apology to hundreds of female RCMP members who allege they were harassed, abused and sexually assaulted, previously dismissed their claims as “outlandish.” In 2013, Paulson appeared in front of a Senate committee tasked with studying sexual harassment in the RCMP, and was critical of female RCMP members […]

McCallum calls Leitch’s immigration proposal ‘Orwellian’

Sep 11 2016 — Mackenzie Gray — Immigration Minister John McCallum slammed Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal to screen immigrants for Anti-Canadian values, calling it “dog-whistle” and “Orwellian.” Speaking for the first time since Leitch’s proposal, McCallum told Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, that Canadians aren’t interested in having a debate of this nature. “I think it’s very sad […]

Mulroney says Energy East key to expanding trade with China

Sep 4 2016 — Mackenzie Gray — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says that growing trade between Canada and China depends on Justin Trudeau approving the Energy East Pipeline. Mulroney told Evan Solomon of CTV’s Question Period that Trudeau “could have a nation building exercise that would then allow him to service the Chinese and others more beneficially for Canada,” if Energy […]

Liberals open to lowering threshold to foreign investors to spur Chinese investment in oilsands

Sep 4 2016 — Mackenzie Gray — “It’s something we would consider amongst a number of different things,” David Lametti, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of International Trade, said on CTV’s Question Period with Evan Solomon. Lametti says Canada needs to rebuild a relationship with China, and then begin to focus on trade deals and “consider investment or the attempt to attract […]

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