National Newswatch

‘A shock and an embarrassment’: Canada’s governor general on Parliament’s recognition of Nazi veteran

Sep 28 2023 — Rachel Aiello — Canada’s Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says Parliament’s recognition of a man who fought for a Nazi unit during the Second World War was “a shock and an embarrassment,” and she’s considering personally reaching out to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Simon, as the representative of Canada’s head of state King Charles III, welcomed Zelenskyy and the […]

House Speaker Anthony Rota resigns over Nazi veteran invite

Sep 26 2023 — Rachel Aiello — Anthony Rota has resigned from his prestigious position as Speaker of the House of Commons over his invitation to, and the House’s subsequent recognition of, a man who fought for a Nazi unit during the Second World War. Rota announced his unprecedented decision to step aside after meeting with the House leaders from all parties […]

‘Shared intelligence’ from Five Eyes informed Trudeau’s India allegation: U.S. ambassador

Sep 22 2023 — Rachel Aiello — There was “shared intelligence among Five Eyes partners” that informed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s public allegation of a potential link between the government of India and the murder of a Canadian citizen, United States Ambassador to Canada David Cohen confirmed to CTV News. In an exclusive interview on CTV’s Question Period with Vassy Kapelos airing […]

Poilievre delivers rally-style Conservative convention speech

Sep 8 2023 — Rachel Aiello — A year after his decisive first-ballot leadership victory coming in as members’ first choice in nearly every riding across the country, Pierre Poilievre delivered a rally-style speech at the Conservative convention aimed at pushing his “common sense” message beyond the base, to the broader public.

Poilievre secures endorsement from prominent progressive MacKay, as Liberals downplay concern

Sep 8 2023 — Rachel Aiello — As devoted delegates gather behind closed doors to deliberate over social conservative and anti-carbon tax policies, the Conservative party sought to project a more moderate public image on Friday, seeing long-time progressive Peter MacKay endorse Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. In his 25-minute lunchtime address, the one-time leadership hopeful said to seize on the party’s current […]

Conservatives, NDP more trusted on affordable housing than Liberals: Nanos

Sep 6 2023 — Rachel Aiello — After a summer spent refocusing his government on the issue of housing affordability, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are still less trusted on the file than the Conservatives and the New Democrats, exclusive new polling numbers indicate. According to a survey conducted by Nanos Research for CTV News Channel’s Power Play with Vassy Kapelos, Pierre […]

As plans for future of 24 Sussex being developed, Poilievre says new PM residence last on his priority list

Aug 29 2023 — Rachel Aiello — As the government develops plans for the future of 24 Sussex Drive, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says fixing or replacing the dilapidated and unoccupied official residence would be the last item on his agenda if he was prime minister. Poilievre, who currently resides in the taxpayer-funded official residence Stornoway, told reporters Tuesday that plans for […]

Canada appoints a new ambassador to Ukraine

Aug 24 2023 — Rachel Aiello — Canada has named a new ambassador to Ukraine, seeing current envoy Larisa Galadza replaced by Natalka Cmoc. Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced the change to one of Canada’s key diplomatic posts on Thursday, Ukraine’s Independence Day. “This critical relationship can only be made possible through diplomatic engagement on the ground and working side by […]

Trudeau says he is ‘moving forward’ with interference inquiry, Poilievre says PM’s holding it back

Aug 21 2023 — Rachel Aiello — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists that despite months of delay, his government is “moving forward” with a foreign interference inquiry, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is accusing him of standing in the way. On Monday, asked by reporters whether the delay in what months ago seemed an imminent announcement of a public inquiry into foreign […]

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