National Newswatch

Brown’s campaign manager joins Michelle Rempel Garner for possible UCP leadership bid

Jun 22 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Patrick Brown's campaign manager has left to help Michelle Rempel Garner with her possible bid to lead the United Conservative Party in Alberta. Brown's Conservative leadership campaign says Sean Schnell has stepped away to follow Rempel Garner, who announced last week she was leaving her role as Brown's national co-chair.  Rempel Garner is […]

Pope’s health is an ‘extreme concern’ but trip to Canada remains unchanged: Miller

Jun 15 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday Pope Francis's upcoming trip to Canada remains unchanged at the moment, but the pontiff's health is an "extreme concern." Miller's comments come after the Vatican announced last week the 85-year-old Pope would reschedule an upcoming trip to Africa to avoid interrupting therapy he is undergoing for […]

Pope’s health is an ‘extreme concern’ but trip to Canada remains unchanged: Miller

Jun 15 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said Wednesday Pope Francis’s upcoming trip to Canada remains unchanged at the moment, but the pontiff’s health is an “extreme concern.” Miller’s comments come after the Vatican announced last week the 85-year-old Pope would reschedule an upcoming trip to Africa to avoid interrupting therapy he is undergoing for […]

Tories failed to separate criticism of Chinese regime from Chinese communities: Brown

Jun 1 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown says he believes Canada can advance its trade relationship with China while at the same time take a stand against its human rights abuses.  "I'm a firm believer that you can do both," Brown said in a recent interview. The Tories' position toward the Communist regime was put […]

Tories failed to separate criticism of Chinese regime from Chinese communities: Brown

Jun 1 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown says he believes Canada can advance its trade relationship with China while at the same time take a stand against its human rights abuses.  "I'm a firm believer that you can do both," Brown said in a recent interview. The Tories' position toward the Communist regime was put […]

Justin Trudeau offers prayer for reconciliation at National Prayer Breakfast

May 31 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered a prayer of peace and spoke of moving together on the difficult path of reconciliation at Tuesday's National Prayer Breakfast. Trudeau delivered remarks to MPs and guests gathered together in downtown Ottawa for the annual event, which is non-partisan but attended by many Conservative MPs.  It was the […]

Mary Ng under ethics probe over contract to firm co-founded by Liberal strategist

May 30 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner has opened an investigation into the conduct of International Trade Minister Mary Ng over a contract given to a company co-founded by a Liberal strategist. Conservative MP James Bezan had asked commissioner Mario Dion to examine the contract awarded to the firm Pomp and Circumstance by Ng's office for […]

Mary Ng under ethics probe over contract to firm co-founded by Liberal strategist

May 30 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner has opened an investigation into the conduct of International Trade Minister Mary Ng over a contract given to a company co-founded by a Liberal strategist. Conservative MP James Bezan had asked commissioner Mario Dion to examine the contract awarded to the firm Pomp and Circumstance by Ng's office for […]

Calling social conservatives dinosaurs was ‘wrong terminology’, says Patrick Brown

May 28 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown says calling social conservatives "dinosaurs" in a book he wrote about his time in Ontario politics was "the wrong terminology"   "I guess a better way to articulate that would be to say: I don't think the Conservative Party needs to revisit these issues," Brown said in […]

With debates over, Conservative leadership candidate turns to final membership push

May 26 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Now that the second official debate of the race is out of the way, Conservative leadership hopefuls will turn their attention to signing up as many supporters as they can before a fast-approaching deadline. The party's leadership election organizing committee says it is already breaking records for how many new members candidates have […]

Expectations high for Jean Charest in French-language Conservative leadership debate

May 24 2022 — Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A former Conservative leadership candidate says expectations will be high for ex-Quebec premier Jean Charest when he takes the stage in his home province for the party's French-language debate this week.  Rudy Husny says not only is Charest fully bilingual, but he must win the province if he hopes to win the contest. […]