National Newswatch

Does Justin Trudeau have Canadians’ trust? He’ll need it to lead us through the pandemic

Aug 4 2020 — Susan Delacourt — The first few months of the COVID crisis turned everyone into instant epidemiologists. But it’s looking like the long haul of the pandemic will be a crash course in sociology. Whether it’s contact tracing or the eventual development of a vaccine, future success in the fight against this coronavirus increasingly depends on how well we […]

Why Justin Trudeau refused a White House invitation to meet with Donald Trump

Jul 6 2020 — Susan Delacourt — Justin Trudeau won’t be getting together with Donald Trump this week to celebrate North American free trade — or anything, really. The Prime Minister’s Office formally notified the White House on Sunday that Trudeau would be sitting out a get-together on Wednesday between Trump and Mexican president Manuel Lopez Obrador. Scheduling conflicts were offered as […]

Justin Trudeau doesn’t want advice from his dad’s friends. That hasn’t stopped them from offering it

Jun 27 2020 — Susan Delacourt, — If China was setting out to sow political divisions in Canada in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, it must have been frustrated by the political unity it has encountered in this 18-month saga — until this week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting a remarkable degree of cross-partisan support for his firm decision […]

Was this decision why the Conservatives lost the election?

Jun 24 2020 — Susan Delacourt — Do Canadian conservatives watch more TV than other partisans? One would have to assume that is the case, given what the federal political parties have revealed about their spending patterns during last year’s election. Election-spending reports are always interesting as exercises in accountability, but they also tell some fascinating stories of political culture and where […]