National Newswatch

Singh says Prairie premiers ‘distracting’ from real issues, need to ‘do better’

Nov 16 2019 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says that clearly “people are feeling neglected” by Ottawa, but that the way the premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan are going about raising those concerns are “distracting” from the “real” problems. In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, Singh said that the issues and pressures Albertans and […]

PM Trudeau meets with Bloc Quebecois Leader Blanchet

Nov 13 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet on Parliament Hill, as he continues his week of meetings with the opposition leaders in advance of Parliament resuming on Dec. 5. During a pre-meeting photo opportunity, Trudeau said he was looking forward to discussing their “shared priorities,” listing fighting climate change, affordability, […]

Trudeau to convene new Parliament on Dec. 5

Nov 12 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will convene the new Parliament on Thursday, December 5. The Liberal minority-led 43rd Parliament will begin with the election of a new House of Commons Speaker, and then the prime minister will present a throne speech. In the speech, Trudeau will unveil what his government’s priorities will be, likely to include […]

Scheer’s position on same-sex marriage ‘could be fatal’ Conservative insiders say

Nov 1 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Stephen Harper’s former director of communications has joined the outspoken criticism of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, telling CTV’s Question Period that Scheer’s position on same-sex marriage “could be fatal” to his future as leader because not supporting same-sex marriage is “viewed increasingly as bigotry.” “I think it could be a fatal issue. Maybe not in […]

MacKay compares Scheer election loss to missing an open net on a breakaway

Oct 30 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s 2019 election loss “was like having a breakaway on an open net and missing the net,” according to his former colleague Peter MacKay. The former Conservative cabinet minister is someone whose name has been brought up as a potential challenger for Scheer’s job depending on the outcome of the April leadership […]

Singh’s NDP caucus meeting in Ottawa

Oct 30 2019 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is meeting with his caucus on Parliament Hill today for the first time since the election. With orientation for new MPs already underway, the NDP is describing today’s confab as their own caucus orientation session. Singh is also set to hold a media availability at 1:30 p.m. EDT where he will […]