National Newswatch

Why would Jason Kenney fire the man investigating his party? Because he can

Nov 22 2019 — Robyn Urback — A warm welcome back to the conservative government of Alberta’s past. It’s been four years and change. We’ve missed you. Hopefully, absence has made the heart grow fonder for the traditional comforts of a conservative dynasty in Alberta: Cozy sole-sourced contracts, politicians who preach austerity and spend lavishly on themselves, that general aura of shamelessness […]

Canada has lost its voice on human rights in China

Nov 19 2019 — Robyn Urback — It was just two years ago that the Trudeau government returned from Beijing empty-handed and rather sheepish. The trip, which came after a year of exploratory talks, had been widely expected to launch formal free-trade negotiations between Canada and China. Instead, the Prime Minister returned to Canada with the impotence of his “progressive trade agenda” […]

A plea to leave poor Andrew Scheer alone

Nov 11 2019 — Robyn Urback — Woe is poor Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who keeps being presented with traps and choosing to walk straight into them. Perhaps we should cut the guy – who has been a politician the majority of his adult life – a break. He has only had about a dozen opportunities to find a satisfactory line about […]

Justin Trudeau — a self-appointed moral steward in blackface

Sep 19 2019 — Robyn Urback — It is almost too obvious now to point out the rank hypocrisy of the Trudeau brand: one that has zero tolerance for inappropriate touching, except for his own; one that preaches respect for Indigenous Canadians, except when you can get a cheap laugh at a Liberal fundraiser. One that claims to run government differently, but […]

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 […]