National Newswatch

Why do so many men dislike Justin Trudeau?

Mar 20 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Justin Trudeau has now said it twice — there are Canadians, he admits, who won’t believe him, no matter what he says. Who are these Canadians? They are obviously not Liberal supporters, the prime minister says. “No matter what I say, people are going to wonder — if they didn’t vote for me — whether […]

Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh’s partnership proves politics works best when no one is watching

Mar 19 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Last weekend, the phone lines were buzzing between the governing Liberals and the New Democratic Party. The two parties were talking about how to grapple with the currently red-hot topic of foreign interference in Canadian elections. Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh spoke, leader to leader. Other senior advisers from both parties were discussing how to […]

When it comes to trust, Justin Trudeau’s point man on election interference wrote the book

Mar 15 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Former governor general David Johnston probably didn’t know he was filling out a job application when he wrote the introduction to his 2018 book, “Trust.” But now that Johnston has been handed the task of nothing less than protecting the integrity of Canada’s democracy — that is exactly the job description for this “special rapporteur” […]

‘Freedom’ has been a weaponized word. The Emergencies Act report finally tells us what it means

Feb 17 2023 — Susan Delacourt — “Freedom” became a highly charged political word in Canada one year ago, shouted from trucks blockading border points, bouncing off the walls of buildings in an occupied capital city. In his official commission report on that so-called “Freedom Convoy” protest last February, Justice Paul Rouleau has done something politically significant — he has said what […]

Character assault. Contempt. This week showed us the ugly, sneering face of Canadian politics

Feb 3 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Two prominent, respectable people landed in the crosshairs of this often toxic Parliament on Wednesday, and they didn’t stand a chance, Susan Delacourt writes. Contempt of Parliament is a serious thing. Contempt by Parliament is what emerged this week as federal politicians decided that thorny controversies over Islamophobia and government contracting were best tackled by […]