National Newswatch

Don’t let Doug Ford and his PCs duck the abortion question

May 11 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — Any time the issue of abortion comes up in the Canadian news cycle, the way we talk about it is riddled with errors, both in terms of its legal history as well as its primary jurisdiction. For starters, many people erroneously believe the Morgentaler decision in 1988 decriminalized abortion, whereas the procedure was actually decriminalized […]

Tory outrage at Liberal-NDP agreement is predictable and dangerous

Mar 27 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — On Monday night, CBC’s Vassy Kapelos broke the news that the Liberals and the NDP had come to a confidence-and-supply agreement, basically guaranteeing a functioning Parliament until 2025. Almost instantly, the full gamut of pearl-clutching, hyperbolic reactions from the Conservatives were on display. Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen put out a statement referring to the […]

Our political class needs to get it together for Ukraine

Feb 27 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — One of the dumbest parts of our federal political discourse over the last few years has been the rampant use of hyperbole to make partisan points. That hyperbole then feeds into an undercurrent of populist rage; mixed in with mis- and disinformation, it makes for an incredibly hostile political atmosphere. Anyone who has been paying […]

Conservatives are making Doug Ford look good

Feb 24 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — Conservatives across this country largely decided it was good retail politics to align themselves with people occupying the capital and blockading major ports of entry. In addition to being offside with the majority Canadian opinion, Conservatives have spent the better part of the last month putting themselves in some rather embarrassing and largely avoidable situations. […]

Where are the grown-ups in the Conservative party?

Feb 13 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — Conservatives across this country have been trying their hardest to convince Canadians that the country is extremely divided because of vaccine mandates. Maybe Conservatives think Canadians are either too dumb or lazy to look up our vaccination rates. Or maybe it’s because they assume Canadians are fed a steady diet of perpetual outrage in the […]

Erin O’Toole is peddling garbage politics

Jan 24 2022 — Supriya Dwivedi — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole recently released a 42-second video decrying the Liberal plan to phase out fossil fuels within the next year and a half, knowing it wasn’t true. O’Toole starts off by telling us the temperature and informing us we live in a cold country before alleging the Liberal government wants to phase out […]