National Newswatch

Trudeau accuses China of violating diplomatic immunity in arrest of Michael Kovrig

Jan 11 2019 — Peter Zimonjic — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing China of ignoring the “principles of diplomatic immunity” by “arbitrarily and unfairly” detaining two Canadian citizens, one of whom is a Canadian diplomat on leave. It marks the first time Trudeau, or the Canadian government, have accused the Chinese government of violating the diplomatic immunity of Michael Kovrig, who […]

Liberals’ election reform bill becomes law on last day of parliamentary sitting

Dec 13 2018 — Peter Zimonjic — After receiving royal assent today — the final day of the current parliamentary sitting before the Christmas break — the Liberal government’s electoral reform bill, C-76, is now law. The Trudeau government tabled C-76 last year. It limits the length of federal election campaigns, restricts the amount of spending allowed in the period immediately before […]

Child-killer Michael Rafferty transferred to medium security, says victim’s father

Dec 10 2018 — Peter Zimonjic — Weeks after child killer Terri-Lynne McClintic was returned to prison after being transferred to an Indigenous healing lodge, the victim’s father is now reporting that her co-conspirator in the murder, Michael Rafferty, was transferred to a medium security prison in March. The transfer was revealed by Rodney Stafford, father of murdered eight-year-old girl Tori Stafford, […]

Canada considering sanctions against Saudis over murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Nov 15 2018 — Peter Zimonjic — Canada is “actively considering” deploying Magnitsky Act sanctions over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said today. “We are very aware of the U.S. sanctions on certain Saudi individuals and we have been in close contact with the U.S. about those Magnitsky sanctions,” said Freeland, in Port Colborne, Ontario this […]