National Newswatch

PMO scrambled to contain controversy over pandemic early-warning system, internal e-mails show

Mar 5 2021 — Grant Robertson — Internal e-mails show the Prime Minister’s Office was scrambling last summer to contain the fallout over the silencing of Canada’s pandemic early-warning system after learning it was curtailed less than a year before COVID-19 struck. The e-mails, which provide a rare look at exchanges between the Prime Minister’s top political aides, show the upper levels […]

Team Canada expects ‘chess match’ of a game against Sweden

Feb 22 2014 — Grant Robertson — Team Canada staff have been scouting Sweden all week at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. But Matt Duchene did his own reconnaissance last season. Looking ahead to Sunday’s men’s gold-medal showdown with the Swedes, Duchene said he remembers the lessons he learned playing in the Swedish Elite League during the most recent NHL lockout.

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