National Newswatch

Alberta considers cutting oil production, announcement coming in days: Notley

Nov 28 2018 — Rachel Gilmore, — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says her government has been considering cutting oil production for some time now, adding that an announcement will likely come down in days – not weeks. During Wednesday’s episode of CTV’s Power Play, Notley told host Don Martin that her government has been “leaning into and considering” cutting oil production “for […]

PM Trudeau, Canadian ministers watching U.S. midterms with interest

Nov 6 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — As Americans head to the polls to vote in what many are billing as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, Canadian politicians are watching with interest. With a Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade deal awaiting congressional approval, a controversial bridge set to be built on a main trade artery between our two countries, and questions about climate change […]

Scheer won’t commit to keeping cannabis legal if Tories form government

Oct 18 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer isn’t promising to keep cannabis legal if his party wins the 2019 election. Instead, he said they’ll scrutinize the rollout of legal pot and go from there. “The Conservative Party will do our due diligence, examine the consequences of this decision, and we’ll examine the reality on the ground,” he told […]

Chretien slams Canada’s judicial appointments process

Oct 10 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — In the wake of the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, former prime minister Jean Chretien issued harsh criticism of Canada’s own, recently changed, judicial appointments process. “If you have a bad judge in Canada, you know who is responsible. You know. It is the minister of justice and the […]

Feds won’t say cost, timeline of Trans Mountain delay

Sep 8 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — With an indefinite delay looming over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the federal government still won’t provide a timeline for getting shovels in the ground — or reveal the cost of delay. “We were hoping … that the construction could proceed this year. Obviously in light of the Federal Court of Appeal decision that’s not […]

LeBlanc accuses Kenney of sowing division in Alberta

Sep 7 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — Newly minted Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc rejected Alberta UCP Leader Jason Kenney’s claims of brewing separatism in Alberta during an interview with CTV’s Power Play Friday — and alleged Kenney is contributing to division in the province. In response to questions about rising separatism in the province, the minister in charge of managing inter-government […]

Petition to force government response on PM groping allegation

Aug 14 2018 — Rachel Gilmore — A new e-petition is set to force the government to respond to a sexual misconduct allegation against the prime minister from nearly two decades ago. The petition, which first opened for signature on Aug. 1 and is buried in Parliament’s e-portal for official petitions, points out that since Justin Trudeau became party leader five years […]