National Newswatch

Prime Minister Trudeau says he still has confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki

Jun 23 2022 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki Thursday but left it to her to defend allegations she put undue pressure on Nova Scotia RCMP to release details about the shooting spree that killed 22 people in April 2020. A report published Tuesday by the public inquiry into the massacre […]

Gas tax break not currently on table as Liberals battle affordability problems

Jun 21 2022 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government has no immediate plans to cut prices at the pump by offering Canadians a temporary reprieve from the federal gas tax, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Tuesday. Canada is looking to stabilize global oil prices by increasing supply, something Wilkinson said is starting to happen. He said aid for […]

World cannot allow Russia, China to dominate critical minerals market: Wilkinson

Jun 16 2022 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The strategic mistake made in allowing Russia to have global dominance in oil and gas cannot be repeated as the world looks to massively ramp up production of critical minerals, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asserted this week. Demand for critical minerals and metals — such as lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt and copper […]

World cannot allow Russia, China to dominate critical minerals market: Wilkinson

Jun 16 2022 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The strategic mistake made in allowing Russia to have global dominance in oil and gas cannot be repeated as the world looks to massively ramp up production of critical minerals, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asserted this week. Demand for critical minerals and metals — such as lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt and copper […]