National Newswatch

Is Canada’s housing crisis about to take a very dark turn?

Sep 3 2023 — Susan Delacourt — If politicians in this country are going to be seized with housing in the coming months — as they are all promising — they’re going to have to learn to tread carefully around the minefield of immigration. Blaming immigrants for the housing crisis in Canada is something that all political parties say they’re keen to […]

‘You can be whatever you want in this country’: Justin Trudeau’s new ministers reflect on their journeys to cabinet

Jul 30 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Last weekend, Justin Trudeau was in Toronto, dropping what now looks like some pretty obvious hints about which four GTA MPs were getting promoted to cabinet. He did a Filipino festival with Mississauga-Streetsville MP Rechie Valdez, now the minister of small business. He stopped in for a backyard chat with Scarborough MP Gary Anandasangaree, now […]

Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle reveals his ruthless streak — and that he’s not afraid to bruise egos

Jul 26 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Earlier this week, several leading members of Justin Trudeau’s team were asked which of the summer blockbusters they wanted to see first: “Barbie” or “Oppenheimer.” The prime minister wasn’t one of the respondents to the Politico survey, hunkered down as he was working his own summer blockbuster of sorts — the major cabinet shuffle unveiled […]

Justin Trudeau has come out swinging against social media. For a government that’s come to rely on it, now what?

Jul 6 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Several years ago, legendary Washington Post editor Marty Baron came to Ottawa to speak at Carleton University about the future of journalism. At a dinner later, Baron was talking about how he had little patience with journalists who kept lamenting how the old days were better. One of the guests, with his own illustrious career […]

Pierre Poilievre calls this ‘crazy’ — but has Justin Trudeau stumbled on the future of politics in Canada?

Jun 28 2023 — Susan Delacourt — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre likes to call it the “crazy coalition” — the co-operation pact between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats. But deals like that one could also be the future of politics in this country, especially if none of the federal parties can manage to win a majority government. Not so […]

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