National Newswatch

Huawei founder on daughter’s arrest in Canada, U.S. opposition

Mar 14 2019 — Sonja Puzic — A month before she was arrested in Vancouver, Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou wanted to resign and find another job, her father and the company’s founder has revealed in an exclusive interview with CTV News. “She was not happy working here but after being arrested, this matter improved our relationship and now she understands how […]

Huawei CEO denies he’s under Beijing’s thumb

Mar 14 2019 — Sonja Puzic — In an exclusive interview with CTV News’ Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Huawei Technologies founder and president Ren Zhengfei is speaking out about his daughter’s arrest in Canada and the controversy surrounding his company. With the telecom giant under siege and facing spying accusations, and his daughter Meng Wanzhou under house arrest […]

Canada ready for NAFTA renegotiation: Freeland

May 18 2017 — Sonja Puzic — U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has notified Congress of its intent to start renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. In a letter sent to Republican and Democrat Congress and Senate leaders, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that the president “intends to initiate negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization” of NAFTA. The letter […]

Old Age Security eligibility age should be raised to 67: report

Apr 11 2017 — Sonja Puzic — The federal government should reconsider its decision to keep the age of retirement eligibility at 65 as retirees continue to live longer, argues a new report from C.D. Howe Institute. According to the economic policy think-tank’s report released Tuesday, low fertility rates, rising life expectancies and aging baby boomers will “strain the sustainability of our […]

Ambrose tables bill on mandatory sex assault law training for judges

Feb 23 2017 — Sonja Puzic — Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose introduced Thursday a private member’s bill that would make sex assault law training mandatory for any lawyer who wants to become a federal court judge. The Judicial Accountability Through Sexual Assault Law Training Act, or the JUST Act, would also require an annual report to Parliament on the types of […]

O’Leary, Chong, Bernier, Raitt most appealing Conservative leadership candidates to Canadians: Nanos survey

Feb 14 2017 — Sonja Puzic — Kevin O’Leary, Michael Chong, Maxime Bernier and Lisa Raitt are the most politically appealing Conservative Party leadership candidates to Canadians, according to a new Nanos survey. Nearly 15 per cent of those surveyed said they found O’Leary most appealing. He was followed by Chong (9.2 per cent), Bernier (8.5 per cent), and Raitt (7.1 per […]

Seven Trudeau-appointed senators to be sworn in today

Apr 12 2016 — Sonja Puzic — Seven new senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be sworn in at a ceremony in the upper chamber Tuesday afternoon. They will be the first additions to the Senate in three years. Since Trudeau has vowed to make the Senate less partisan, the new members will sit as independents, not Liberals. Two years […]

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau on what women’s empowerment means to her

Mar 7 2016 — Sonja Puzic — Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau says women around the world face different barriers every day, but we must all come together to empower them. The wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat down with Canada AM’s Marci Ien ahead of International Women’s Day to share her thoughts on female empowerment, being a mother and staying true to herself […]

Liberal government would improve U.S.-Canada relations: Trudeau

Jun 22 2015 — Sonja Puzic — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Canada’s relationship with the U.S. has deteriorated under Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and must change “if we want to ensure prosperity for all Canadians.” Speaking to a Canada 2020 luncheon in Ottawa on Monday, Trudeau said Harper and his Conservative ministers have taken a “hyper-partisan” approach to Canada-U.S. relations, leading to […]

Doctored Canadarm2 photo being removed from government websites

Oct 31 2014 — Sonja Puzic — A doctored image of Canadarm2, Canada’s much-touted contribution to the International Space Station, is being removed from various government websites after The Economist shamed Ottawa for using an image “reminiscent of North Korean propaganda.” The U.K.-based weekly newspaper with an international audience noted on its website Friday that a large Canadian government logo was photoshopped […]

Live coverage: Scottish independence vote

Sep 18 2014 — Sonja Puzic — Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday to answer a simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Depending on how many of them checked the “Yes” box, the outcome will be anything but simple. The future of Scotland and the United Kingdom could be forever altered after 307 years of unity.