National Newswatch

A Prime Minister’s Office drunk on its own arrogance

Aug 15 2019 — Robyn Urback — It’s hard to fathom what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was thinking on the morning of February 7, when he stood before reporters and categorically declared, “The allegations in the Globe story are false.” The Globe and Mail was the first to report that Trudeau’s office attempted to pressure his justice minister and attorney general, Jody […]

Andrew Scheer needs to up his flaccid performance

Jun 13 2019 — Robyn Urback — Behind the scenes, Conservative operatives were buzzing after Jody Wilson-Raybould, then still a member of the Liberal caucus, testified before the House of Commons justice committee back in February. Keep watching. Something BIG is coming. Wilson-Raybould’s allegations were explosive: the prime minister himself had pressured her to interfere in the criminal case of engineering firm […]

We’re adopting U.S. abortion anxieties as our own. They don’t fit

May 27 2019 — Robyn Urback — Stephen Harper must have found the greatest hiding spot in the world for his secret agenda. So great, in fact, that he forgot where it was. Canada’s near-decade under Prime Minister Harper did not bring about new abortion laws or a repeal of gay marriage — despite a free vote in 2006 over a motion […]

Wilson-Raybould’s intentions might not be completely righteous. And?

Apr 1 2019 — Robyn Urback — Let’s assume for a moment, since many have already, that Jody Wilson-Raybould’s actions as they relate to the SNC-Lavalin saga have indeed been driven by a toxic combination of malevolence and self-importance. Take the position that she — either spurned by the Prime Minister’s Office or motivated by her own pursuit of power and notoriety […]

Doug Ford’s government is a government of grifters

Mar 15 2019 — Robyn Urback — Doug Ford’s government is a government of grifters. It claims to be a truck-stop government: “For The People,” and other nonsense. That’s while holding $1,600-per-plate fundraisers — known as “cash-for-access” fundraisers back when the Liberals were doing it — after gutting the law that the previous administration put in place to stop wealthy stakeholders from […]

If Jane Philpott doesn’t have confidence in Justin Trudeau, why should anyone else?

Mar 5 2019 — Robyn Urback — If your stomach can handle it, spend a few minutes listening to the interview Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland gave to CBC’s Ottawa Morning last week, the day after Jody Wilson-Raybould testified before the House of Commons justice committee. Wilson-Raybould, you’ll recall, spent the previous afternoon meticulously filleting the prime minister’s credibility on the SNC-Lavalin […]