National Newswatch

Controlling our economic destiny

Feb 22 2016 — Peter MacKay — During the boom, many Canadians headed to Alberta to make a living. For every Canadian who landed one of the once-plentiful, well-paying jobs in the energy sector, many more benefited from the money they sent back to their families. And many of those families were in my home province of Nova Scotia. They used that […]

A made-in-Canada solution to prostitution

Jun 14 2014 — Peter MacKay — In response to the Bedford decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada last December, which struck down criminal laws pertaining to prostitution, our government has delivered Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act. This is a comprehensive bill that would protect the victims of this inherently dangerous activity by cracking down […]

No excuse for judges who ignore victim surcharge

Jan 4 2014 — Peter MacKay — There has been some misguided commentary recently surrounding the new mandatory victim surcharge. This modest fine was implemented in 1989, to help our nation’s victims of crime with the $100-billion annual price tag of crime in Canada – 70 per cent of which victims tragically end up paying for themselves. There is no excuse for […]

Saluting military accomplishments, past and present

Jun 5 2013 — Peter MacKay — This week, Canadians will be reminded of beaches far away from our shores where, on June 6, 1944, our forefathers stormed ashore during D-Day. Lancaster aircraft and the No. 6 Bomber Group had pounded the enemy from the skies, 10,000…