National Newswatch

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 […]

Morneau: Pay equity legislation is coming this year

Feb 27 2018 — Staff — Following the federal budget presentation on February 27, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau spoke with CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen about the government’s pharmacare plans, pay equity legislation, and the timeline for returning to balanced budgets.

The Federal Budget in Brief

Feb 27 2018 — Staff — CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen reviews the key details of the federal government’s fiscal plan presented by Finance Minister Bill Morneau on February 27, 2018.

Blair remains hopeful for legal cannabis by July

Feb 2 2018 — Staff — Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary for justice and health, talks to Martin Stringer about Bill C-45: the timeline for marijuana legalization, testing for impaired driving, and federal-provincial relations.

“The Big 5” – Carla Qualtrough on Military Procurement

Feb 1 2018 — Staff — Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough discusses the state of her government’s effort to reform the military procurement process, the fighter jet replacement timeline, and bids by companies said to harm Canada’s “economic interests.”

NAFTA Progress? Three Trade Experts Weigh In

Jan 29 2018 — Staff — As the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations wraps up in Montreal, CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen convenes a panel of trade experts to assess Canada’s progress on the trade file. We hear from Laura Dawson (the director of the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington), Hassan Yussuff (the president of the Canadian Labour Congress), […]

Guardian journalist calls the jailing of eight Catalonian politicians vindictive

Nov 3 2017 — Staff — A Spanish judge has ordered eight Catalan ministers jailed in the aftermath of the regional government’s declaration of independence. “It’s still amazing that this is what they have done,” says Stephen Burgen, a journalist for The Guardian. Burgen calls the act vindictive and says “it seems designed to increase the animosity between Catalonia and the […]