National Newswatch

A special presentation by the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation: Love – by Kathleen Edwards

May 6 2021 — Staff — On Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 12:30PM, the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation is honoured and humbled to present the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and local entrepreneur, Kathleen Edwards as our newest Champion of Hope and Ambassador of Dignity. Kathleen has recorded a new version of John Lennon’s “Love” and will present a new video […]

Book Excerpt: Billion Dollar Startup

Feb 2 2021 — Staff — Quickly settling on the basement as a headquarters — it was also two blocks from Adam’s favourite watering hole, Pubwells — they started making lists and figuring out the critical path.  Problem was, where do you actually start a pot company?  The enormity of what they were about to do hit them for a moment.  Neither had a green thumb or any agricultural experience, but they knew one thing: they would figure it out.

Democratic National Convention kicks off with speakers including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders

Aug 17 2020 — Staff — Democrats will open their mostly virtual convention in Milwaukee Monday under the theme of unity, with speakers who represent the party’s progressive and traditional platforms. “As we have learned throughout our history, when we stand united, we can overcome anything, including the monumental challenges we face today,” the Democratic National Convention Committee said in a […]

CBC / CTV TV journalist Larry Stout passes

Jun 28 2020 — Staff — Lawrence (“Larry”) Stout – September 11, 1939 – June 27, 2020. After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Larry Stout has signed off and taken what he always referred to as the “eternal high jump”. Larry had a wonderful sense of humour; he was a terrific pal to his friends and one of Canada’s best […]

Open Letter to PM Trudeau – from the 6 largest Canadian business associations

Jun 1 2020 — Staff — Dear Prime Minister: Your government’s swift policy response to the economic consequences of COVID-19 spared millions of Canadians from significant hardship. Measures such as the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Business Account have provided urgently needed assistance to Canadian workers and businesses, clearly demonstrating the value of public-private collaboration. These programs succeeded […]

Maclean’s and Citytv National Leaders Debate

Sep 12 2019 — Staff — Maclean’s and Citytv are hosting the first National Leaders Debate of the 2019 election calendar on Thursday, Sept. 12 starting at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT). The two-hour debate in English will centre on four major themes: the economy, foreign policy, Indigenous issues and, lastly, energy and the environment. The leaders of the Conservative […]

Federal Leaders at the 2019 Press Gallery Dinner

May 6 2019 — Staff — ‘I was hoping for sushi. I love Chinese food’: Justin Trudeau’s FULL Press Gallery Dinner speech Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took shots at himself and his political foes during his speech at the 2019 Press Gallery Dinner Saturday night, using May the 4th as his backdrop to “Parl Wars.” ‘SNC Lavalin is a good dry […]

A Majority of Ontarians Disapprove of Doug Ford

Jan 28 2019 — Staff — Ottawa, ON – 51% of Ontarians have an unfavourable opinion of Doug Ford. Those are the findings from Mainstreet Research’s latest UltraPoll, a conglomeration of ten provincial polls. The poll surveyed 1127 Ontarians between January 15th to 17th. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.92% and is accurate 19 times out of […]

Toronto Sun newspaper pulls column skeptical of vaccines after backlash

Oct 29 2018 — Staff — TORONTO — A major newspaper has removed an opinion piece that urged readers to consider "both sides of the vaccine debate" from its website after the column was the subject of widespread online backlash. Adrienne Batra, editor in chief of the Toronto Sun, says in a post on Twitter that a number of medical professionals pointed […]

Former Ottawa journalist Fred Ennis Dead at 71

Oct 22 2018 — Staff — Retired CFRA News broadcaster Fred Ennis, who ran twice for municipal office, died last night. He was 71. In addition to his time on CFRA, Fred is remembered as the first Page Six columnist for the Ottawa Sun. In recent years Fred was in care at an Ottawa retirement home. Fred started his career at […]