National Newswatch

Jason Kenney: Doug Ford Will Be ‘Ally’ In Fight Against Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

Jun 8 2018 — Ryan Maloney — A majority win for Doug Ford in Canada’s largest province is “good news for Alberta,” Jason Kenney says. The leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party released a statement Thursday lauding Ford’s victory in the Ontario election, setting up a fight with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the federal government’s plan to impose a national price […]

Tory MP Mark Strahl Accuses Ralph Goodale Of ‘Muzzling Journalists’ In Jaspal Atwal Affair

Mar 29 2018 — Ryan Maloney — A week of heated debate over a government official’s briefing to the media ended with federal Conservatives accusing the Liberal government of “muzzling journalists.” Tory MP Mark Strahl made the charge in question period Thursday while pressing Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the Liberals’ refusal to let Daniel Jean testify at committee on the […]

These Moments Show The House Of Commons Has Some Grace, Too

Dec 25 2017 — Ryan Maloney — When it comes to Canadian politics, it’s often the most partisan barbs and heated exchanges that grab headlines. One can be forgiven for thinking that all our members of Parliament do is jeer at one another or bark out talking points, while ignoring whatever good ideas may be coming from the other side. Yet to […]

Andrew Scheer Calls Wilfrid Laurier University Controversy ‘Egregious’

Nov 21 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the academic freedom controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University is “precisely” why he proposed during the Tory leadership campaign to withhold federal funds from universities that restrict free speech. But in an interview with The Andrew Lawton Show on 980 CFPL in London, Ont. Tuesday, Scheer suggested he wouldn’t intervene in […]

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 […]