National Newswatch

Feds fight ruling on compensation for failures in First Nations child services

Oct 4 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations chiefs are expressing outrage and disappointment at the federal government's decision to appeal a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to pay billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children and their families separated by a chronically underfunded child-welfare system. "This is beyond unacceptable. The government of Canada is once again preparing […]

Feds fight ruling on compensation for failures in First Nations child services

Oct 4 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations chiefs are expressing outrage and disappointment at the federal government's decision to appeal a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to pay billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children and their families separated by a chronically underfunded child-welfare system. "This is beyond unacceptable. The government of Canada is once again preparing […]

Feds fight ruling on compensation for failures in First Nations child services

Oct 4 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — First Nations chiefs are expressing outrage and disappointment at the federal government's decision to appeal a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering Ottawa to pay billions of dollars in compensation to First Nations children and their families separated by a chronically underfunded child-welfare system. "This is beyond unacceptable. The government of Canada is once again preparing […]

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

Sep 18 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader's bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party's re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally […]

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

Sep 18 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader's bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party's re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally […]

Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

Sep 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle-class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau's campaign announcement that a re-elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before- and after-school […]

Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

Sep 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle-class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau's campaign announcement that a re-elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before- and after-school […]

Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

Sep 16 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle-class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau's campaign announcement that a re-elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before- and after-school […]

Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

Sep 12 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau headed Wednesday to what he calls his "second home" in British Columbia for his first event of the 2019 election campaign — a province full of both opportunity and peril for the governing party. He headlined a boisterous evening rally in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway — right next door to the constituency held by […]

Trudeau launches Liberal election campaign in Vancouver, just like in 2015

Sep 12 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau headed Wednesday to what he calls his "second home" in British Columbia for his first event of the 2019 election campaign — a province full of both opportunity and peril for the governing party. He headlined a boisterous evening rally in the riding of Vancouver Kingsway — right next door to the constituency held by […]

AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of fall vote

Sep 9 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — If Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants the support of more Indigenous voters in the federal election, he should disavow the approach of his predecessor Stephen Harper, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. During an event in Ottawa Monday to launch a platform of First Nations election priorities, Bellegarde said progress has been made on key issues […]

AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of fall vote

Sep 9 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — If Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants the support of more Indigenous voters in the federal election, he should disavow the approach of his predecessor Stephen Harper, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. During an event in Ottawa Monday to launch a platform of First Nations election priorities, Bellegarde said progress has been made on key issues […]

AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of fall vote

Sep 9 2019 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada has been treating Indigenous issues as higher priorities since the last federal election but more work needs to be done, says Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde. The national group, which includes First Nations chiefs from across Canada, is outlining its election priorities for Canada's First Nations, with less than a week before the […]