National Newswatch

NDP’s Singh not itching to force an election, focused on getting help for Canadians

Sep 18 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he can work with the Liberals to bring much-needed help to struggling Canadians.Singh’s comments Friday were his clearest yet on whether the NDP plans to support the minority Liberal government’s throne […]

NDP’s Singh not itching to force an election, focused on getting help for Canadians

Sep 18 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’s not interested in forcing a federal election with a second wave of COVID-19 looming, if he can work with the Liberals to bring much-needed help to struggling Canadians.Singh’s comments Friday were his clearest yet on whether the NDP plans to support the minority Liberal government’s throne […]

COVID-19 task force worries Trump’s rush to approve vaccine will spook Canadians

Sep 18 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Members of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine task force are casting worried eyes at the Trump administration’s political push to get a vaccine approved before the U.S. presidential election in November.  Dr. Joanne Langley, the task force co-chair, and member Alan Bernstein say they are concerned about "vaccine hesitancy" in Canada, the phenomenon […]

COVID-19 task force worries Trump’s rush to approve vaccine will spook Canadians

Sep 18 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Members of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine task force are casting worried eyes at the Trump administration’s political push to get a vaccine approved before the U.S. presidential election in November.  Dr. Joanne Langley, the task force co-chair, and member Alan Bernstein say they are concerned about "vaccine hesitancy" in Canada, the phenomenon […]

Indigenous genocide finding hangs over Canada’s Myanmar court intervention

Sep 6 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Cries of the pot calling the kettle black are emerging after Canada joined an international genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, because the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls said Canada's Indigenous Peoples are genocide victims. Canada and the Netherlands announced with great fanfare this week that they were joining the genocide […]

Indigenous genocide finding hangs over Canada’s Myanmar court intervention

Sep 6 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Cries of the pot calling the kettle black are emerging after Canada joined an international genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, because the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls said Canada's Indigenous Peoples are genocide victims. Canada and the Netherlands announced with great fanfare this week that they were joining the genocide […]

Canada mulls global vaccine contribution as Trump turns back on alliance

Sep 2 2020 — Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada expects to make a financial contribution to the international vaccine coalition known as COVAX, the federal government says, aiming to equitably distribute an eventual COVID-19 vaccine to poorer countries that couldn't afford it. The decision contrasts with Tuesday's move by the Trump administration to have the United States opt out of the alliance of […]