National Newswatch

Conservatives ‘declaring war on Canada Food Guide’ like they did on long-form census, Trudeau says

Jul 18 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government’s update to the Canada Food Guide in the wake of attacks by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer who suggested the changes were riddled with “bias” and driven by “ideology.” “The Canada Food Guide is based on evidence, based on science, based on research,” Trudeau told reporters in Victoria […]

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs abandons planned carbon tax court fight

Jul 8 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — ‘It wouldn’t make sense for me to … use taxpayer dollars to go and present the same case.’ New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is abandoning his government’s plans to launch a legal challenge of Ottawa’s carbon tax, adding the government will continue intervening in Saskatchewan’s ongoing legal challenge of the federal carbon pricing backstop. “Right […]

Scheer accuses Trudeau of undermining national unity in policy speech

Jun 4 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today of turning his back on Western Canada and vowed that a Scheer government would unite the country by creating a national energy corridor, freeing provincial trade and empowering local governments. Scheer made the comments today before the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton, while delivering the […]

Wilson-Raybould, Philpott to announce their political plans Monday

May 24 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Former Liberal cabinet members Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they will make announcements Monday about their political futures. The two MPs, who now sit as independents in the House of Commons, were expelled from the Liberal caucus in April by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said that trust with the two former cabinet ministers […]

Veterans Affairs bungles VE-Day video by showing Nazis

May 9 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Veterans Affairs Canada quickly deleted a video it posted online this week, to celebrate the 74th anniversary of VE-Day, upon realizing it showed images of the German Wehrmacht, the unified Nazi forces in the Second World War. The tweet said: “74 years ago, crowds celebrated Victory in Europe (V-E) Day across the Allied nations. Today, […]

Missing Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon has been safely found, police say

May 8 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Ottawa police say that Supreme Court Justice Clément Gascon has been safely found. “Missing person, Clement Gascon, 59, has been located safe and sound. Thank you for your assistance,” the Ottawa Police Service said on Twitter. Earlier Wednesday evening, Ottawa police had issued a notice, asking for the public’s help in locating Gascon, who was […]

U.S. Senate passes resolution commending Canada for its actions in Huawei case

May 8 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — The United States Senate has passed a resolution praising the Canadian government for the way it has conducted itself in the case of Huawei Technologies chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. The resolution commends “the government of Canada for upholding the rule of law and expressing concern over actions by the government of the People’s Republic […]

Trudeau reaches out to Cuba on behalf of Lima Group to end Venezuela crisis

May 3 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Miguel Diaz-Canel, the president of Cuba, spoke about the ongoing crisis in Venezuela on Friday and how they could work together to resolve the crisis gripping the rich South American country. “The prime minister, on behalf of the Lima Group, underscored the desire to see free and fair elections and […]