National Newswatch

Andrew Scheer: Jagmeet Singh Could Be More ‘Authentic’ On Issues Than Trudeau

Nov 16 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has suggested the new leader of the federal NDP could be a more “authentic” champion for left-wing issues than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Scheer made the remark during a question-and-answer session after he addressed the Vancouver Board of Trade Thursday morning. Board chair Anne Giardini asked Scheer how the election of […]

Tories Accuse Bill Morneau Of ‘Belittling’ Lisa Raitt With Quip About ‘Counting’

Nov 2 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservatives suggested Finance Minister Bill Morneau made a sexist remark in the House of Commons Thursday when he quipped that some opposition MPs have a “tough time counting” after a question from deputy Tory leader Lisa Raitt. The moment occurred in question period as Tories hammered the beleaguered finance minister with questions about his personal […]

Maryam Monsef’s Jab At Incoming Tory MP Yields Quick Response From Michelle Rempel

Oct 24 2017 — Ryan Maloney — A Liberal minister’s likely pre-planned swipe at a soon-to-be Conservative MP sparked some fireworks in question period Tuesday. The moment occurred shortly after a Liberal backbencher lobbed a softball question at Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, asking her how the government is “delivering results on gender equality.” Monsef used the occasion to highlight how […]

At Different Pressers, Trudeau Fields Questions For His Finance Minister, While Scheer Ends Things Abruptly

Oct 16 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer each had unusual exchanges with reporters Monday as they tried to keep separate press conferences on message. In Stouffville, Ont., Trudeau thwarted a reporter’s attempt to directly press Finance Minister Bill Morneau and, minutes later, told another journalist aiming to speak with Morneau that he had […]

Leitch Speaks Out After Being Excluded From Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Shadow Cabinet

Aug 30 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer excluded controversial former rival Kellie Leitch from his party’s shadow cabinet Wednesday, keeping the ex-minister away from the front lines and the media spotlight. In an interview with HuffPost Canada, Leitch said she was informed by Scheer’s chief of staff David McArthur about the decision on Tuesday. She said she didn’t […]

NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump’s ‘Despicable’ Trans Military Ban

Jul 26 2017 — Ryan Maloney — New Democrats are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn Donald Trump’s move to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, a decision the party’s defence critic says is based on “ignorance and hate.” “Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human […]