National Newswatch

NDP calls on feds to launch public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 18 2019 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to launch a public inquiry into the allegations of PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case. “It’s become clear now that we need a public inquiry to get to the bottom of what’s happened,” Singh told reporters in Burnaby on Monday. The Globe and Mail has […]

If House committee falls flat, Scheer may seek Senate study of SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 17 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sees the Senate as “an option” for a secondary parliamentary investigation into allegations of PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case, should the House justice committee’s limited probe fall flat. On CTV’s Question Period, Scheer was asked if he plans to approach Conservative senators about seeking a study of the issue, if […]

Liberals questioned over claim PMO pressed AG to drop SNC-Lavalin case, Trudeau denies

Feb 7 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Questions over whether or not Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or anyone in his office “directed” Canada’s former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to abandon the prosecution of a case against SNC-Lavalin dominated question period on Thursday, following a denial from the prime minister. The Globe and Mail has reported that the Prime Minister’s Office tried to […]

Tory MP Rob Nicholson named to top-secret national security committee

Feb 7 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Longtime Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Rob Nicholson has been named to the top-secret National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. Nicholson will be filling one of two of the outstanding vacancies in both of the spots reserved for Conservative MPs on the 11-person committee comprised of MPs and Senators.

Feds unveil plan to tackle fake news, interference in 2019 election

Jan 30 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The federal government is unveiling a “sweeping series” of new measures aimed at further shoring up Canada’s electoral system from foreign interference, and enhancing Canada’s readiness to defend the democratic process from cyber threats and disinformation. This includes spelling out how Canadians will be informed about serious meddling attempts during the campaign. In order to […]

Feds to unveil new measures to combat election interference

Jan 29 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The federal government is set to unveil new measures on Wednesday aimed at further shoring up Canada’s electoral system and combatting expected foreign interference. Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould will be joined by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in unveiling these next steps, with the next federal election just nine […]

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio resigns

Jan 29 2019 — Rachel Aiello — After months of back and forth and uncertainty about his political future, Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio has resigned. House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan announced the vacancy in his seat just before question period.

Harper opines on Trump win, extols ‘populist conservatism’

Jan 28 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper is offering a new warning about the dynamic of “elites” versus “populists” that he says led to U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, playing out across the Western world. He then suggests that “populist conservatism” is the solution. In a new video posted online on Monday titled “Why Trump Won,” […]

Library and Archives acquires Jewish census once owned by Hitler

Jan 23 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Library and Archives Canada has procured a rare book, once owned by Adolf Hitler, that compiles population statistics on Canadian and American Jewish communities. The title of the book translates to “Statistics, Media, and Organizations of Jewry in the United States and Canada.” The book was compiled in 1944 and contains the Hitler book