Dec 7 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — Cracks are beginning to form in the Liberal caucus over the government’s contentious gun control bill, and the Conservatives were quick to jump on it during question period on Wednesday. Addressing the Liberals across the aisle, Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre wasted no time in bringing up comments made by Yukon Liberal MP Brendan Hanley, who […]
Dec 6 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — As criticism mounts against the government’s attempts to outlaw scores of hunting and sport rifles, questions are arising as to how the federal Liberals’ gun policy will impact their relationship with the NDP. One prominent New Democrat came out against the policy on Monday, calling it a massive overreach that must be fixed. The Liberals […]
Nov 1 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — Between his two stores, firearms retailer J.R. Cox would usually manage to sell around 1,200 to 1,400 handguns to licensed Canadian firearms owners every year, at least before the federal government announced in May its plan to “freeze” handgun sales. Since then, and in the six months it took for the freeze to take effect, […]
Aug 1 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — As the prime minister and his family kick off August with a two-week Costa Rica vacation, he leaves behind a July with more time spent in the air than he did during the entirety of last summer — including a 5,500 km flight to spend six hours at the Calgary Stampede.
Jul 25 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — Both Lucki and Bill Blair denied interfering in the RCMP investigation of the Nova Scotia mass shooting at a Commons committee hearing. Canada’s top Mountie blamed conference-call misunderstandings on allegations she’d pressured Nova Scotia mass shooting investigators to release sensitive information to benefit the Liberal government’s impending gun control legislation.
Jun 24 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — A former Canadian top soldier will chair a new strategic council advising Ukraine’s territorial defence forces. On Friday, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) — a non-profit consortium of organizations affiliated to the world’s Ukrainian diaspora — announced that retired CAF General and former Chief of Defence Staff Rick Hillier will head the new group, alongside […]
Jun 14 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Newswatch — Canada’s vice-regal racked up a nearly $100,000 catering bill on board a government aircraft during a recent week-long trip to the Middle East. An order paper question submitted by Conservative MP Michael Barrett shows Governor-General Mary Simon and her 29 passengers using $93,117.89 in catering services aboard an RCAF CC-150 Polaris during her March 16 […]
Jun 1 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — With just a day to go in the Ontario election campaign, the most unlikeliest of cities is locked in a near-statistical three-way tie over who should form the province’s next government. A Postmedia/Leger Ontario provincial election poll puts the Ontario PCs at a comfortable 40 per cent share of decided votes, while the Ontario Liberals […]
May 25 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — With the Ontario election entering the home stretch, indications suggest a tumultuous session as Doug Ford’s PCs prepare for a second majority mandate at Queen’s Park. Wednesday’s latest Postmedia/Leger poll suggests the lead enjoyed by the Tories throughout the campaign remains strong, with 38 per cent of respondents intending to vote PC.
May 5 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — As the campaign for June’s provincial election begins, new numbers show support for the incumbent Ontario PCs might be waning. Results of a new Leger/Postmedia poll show the 14-point lead previously enjoyed by the Tories cut in half, with the Ontario Liberals breaking away from a seemingly perpetual two-way tie for second place with the […]
May 2 2022 — Bryan Passifiume — National Post — Ontario’s New Democrats and Liberals are both ruling out the possibility of trying to form a coalition that would attempt to form government should Doug Ford’s incumbent Progressive Conservatives win a minority of seats in the coming provincial election.