National Newswatch

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

May 18 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's parole officers say the country's corrections system is at a breaking point due to workloads that are "insurmountable" — a situation they say poses real risks to public safety. A recent survey of parole officers by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees suggested more than two-thirds of parole workers are worried they're not able to […]

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

May 18 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's parole officers say the country's corrections system is at a breaking point due to workloads that are "insurmountable" — a situation they say poses real risks to public safety. A recent survey of parole officers by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees suggested more than two-thirds of parole workers are worried they're not able to […]

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

May 18 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada's parole officers say the country's corrections system is at a breaking point due to workloads that are "insurmountable" — a situation they say poses real risks to public safety. A recent survey of parole officers by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees suggested more than two-thirds of parole workers are worried they're not able to […]

Hussen axes ‘safe country’ program as new stats show asylum claims have tripled

May 17 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is doing away with a policy implemented under the Harper government that aimed to tackle a large backlog of refugee claims by limiting rights for asylum-seekers from certain "safe" countries — a policy Hussen says created inequity in Canada's asylum system. The policy divided refugee claimants into different categories, depending on where they […]

Hussen axes ‘safe country’ program as new stats show asylum claims have tripled

May 17 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen is doing away with a policy implemented under the Harper government that aimed to tackle a large backlog of refugee claims by limiting rights for asylum-seekers from certain "safe" countries — a policy Hussen says created inequity in Canada's asylum system. The policy divided refugee claimants into different categories, depending on where they […]

Liberals fundraise on abortion rights as Trudeau criticizes U.S. ‘backsliding’

May 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decries American states for "backsliding" on abortion rights, the Liberal party is using abortion to galvanize its base and help fill its war chest for the upcoming federal election. The Liberals issued a fundraising email blast Thursday, raising "alarm" about 12 Conservative MPs who went to an anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill last […]

Liberals fundraise on abortion rights as Trudeau criticizes U.S. ‘backsliding’

May 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decries American states for "backsliding" on abortion rights, the Liberal party is using abortion to galvanize its base and help fill its war chest for the upcoming federal election. The Liberals issued a fundraising email blast Thursday, raising "alarm" about 12 Conservative MPs who went to an anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill last […]

Liberals fundraise on abortion rights as Trudeau criticizes U.S. ‘backsliding’

May 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decries American states for "backsliding" on abortion rights, the Liberal party is using abortion to galvanize its base and help fill its war chest for the upcoming federal election. The Liberals issued a fundraising email blast Thursday, raising "alarm" about 12 Conservative MPs who went to an anti-abortion rally on Parliament Hill last […]

Experts warn of populist backlash even as irregular crosser decline

May 15 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians appear increasingly concerned about situation at the border — even if the overall numbers of crossers are down — which experts warn could harden attitudes against newcomers and fan populist sentiment. Federal statistics show the Mounties apprehended 3,944 irregular migrants between official border crossings through the first four months of this year, a 48 per cent […]

Experts warn of populist backlash even as irregular crosser decline

May 15 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians appear increasingly concerned about situation at the border — even if the overall numbers of crossers are down — which experts warn could harden attitudes against newcomers and fan populist sentiment. Federal statistics show the Mounties apprehended 3,944 irregular migrants between official border crossings through the first four months of this year, a 48 per cent […]

Experts warn of populist backlash even as irregular crosser decline

May 15 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians appear increasingly concerned about situation at the border — even if the overall numbers of crossers are down — which experts warn could harden attitudes against newcomers and fan populist sentiment. Federal statistics show the Mounties apprehended 3,944 irregular migrants between official border crossings through the first four months of this year, a 48 per cent […]