National Newswatch

‘Incredibly harmful’: Trudeau apologizes for residential schools after Sask. discovery

Jun 25 2021 — Rachel Gilmore — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is apologizing for the “incredibly harmful” government policies after an estimated 751 unmarked graves were found at a former Saskatchewan residential school site. The discovery came just weeks after 215 unmarked burial sites were found at another former residential school site in Kamloops, sending shockwaves through the country and prompting renewed […]

Bennett faces call to resign after linking JWR residential school tweet with pension eligibility

Jun 25 2021 — Rachel Gilmore — The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is calling on Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett to resign following a text she sent to Jody Wilson-Raybould, which Bennett has acknowledged was “inappropriate.” Wilson-Raybould, Independent MP for Vancouver-Granville, is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation in B.C. She tweeted her horror following the discovery of 751 […]

‘I am not a token:’ Freeland fires back at Paul’s accusation she is Trudeau’s ‘female shield’

Jun 17 2021 — Rachel Gilmore — Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is firing back at Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, stating she is “not a token” after being accused of serving as a “female shield” to the prime minister. “I am not a token, nor would I ever accuse another woman politician of being some man’s token – that is not how a feminist treats […]