National Newswatch

How the Trudeau government’s Syrian consul fiasco went down

Oct 5 2019 — Terry Glavin — When Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland furiously ordered her officials to revoke the diplomatic credentials obtained by a Montreal businessman who was notorious for his public, over-the-top enthusiasms for the bloody Baathist regime in Damascus, there was one important question she wanted answered, straightaway. How could it have happened that the Office of the Chief […]

Why did the Trudeau government approve Bashar Assad’s man in Montreal?

Sep 23 2019 — Terry Glavin — An unapologetic supporter of Assad’s regime has been named Syria’s honorary consul—to the dismay of many Syrians in Canada familiar with him. Waseem Ramli is a well-to-do Montreal businessman who harbours an infamously unapologetic loyalty to the blood-soaked Baathist regime in Damascus. He’s often seen driving the streets of the city in his bright red […]

While Hong Kong fights for democracy, Canada goes silent

Aug 12 2019 — Terry Glavin — All flights out of Hong Kong International Airport were cancelled this afternoon as authorities blamed protesters for disruptions following a brutal police crackdown on street demonstrations over the weekend. In the most dramatic civil disturbances since Hong Kong was turned over to China in 1997, more than 600 people have been arrested in what has […]

Trudeau continues his India errors even after returning home

Feb 28 2018 — Terry Glavin — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau departed from India on Saturday, it was hardly possible to imagine that Canada’s standing in New Delhi could plummet any deeper into the abyss of humiliation than eight days of non-stop travelling gaucherie, diplomatic outrage and burlesque fiasco had already sunk it. But as things have turned out, the lurid […]

Justin Trudeau’s trip to India could hardly be going worse

Feb 22 2018 — Terry Glavin — In defence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, nothing that has occurred during his state visit to India, at least so far, quite matches the scene U.S. president George H.W. Bush made at a formal dinner in Tokyo in 1992. Out of the blue, the president turned to Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa, vomited all over […]

After six years of slaughter and failure to act, Trump lets fly his Tomahawks out of the blue

Apr 7 2017 — Terry Glavin — The Kremlin is furious. The Khomeinists in Tehran are beside themselves. U.S. President Donald Trump’s alt-right fan base has joined leftish anti-imperialists in paroxysms of betrayal and outrage. Awkwardly, Chinese president Xi Jinping was Trump’s guest at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida when those 59 Tomahawk missiles were sent flying towards the Syrian airbase at […]

Enter the Freeland-Nazi conspiracy — and the amping-up of Russia’s mischief in Canada

Mar 8 2017 — Terry Glavin — It’s such a juicy story, isn’t it? Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s ambitious young foreign affairs minister, is secretly itching to draw Canada into a showdown with Russia because of the seething hatreds she inherited from her Ukrainian grandfather, a Nazi collaborator and war profiteer she never told us about. She’s been lying about her family’s sordid […]

The Tories approach a point of no return

Feb 16 2017 — Terry Glavin — There are quite a few lessons in civic hygiene that might be drawn from the jamboree of bigot-baiting and mob incitement attending to the shabbily-drafted but otherwise sensible Liberal motion on the contested subject of “Islamophobia” that has preoccupied the House of Commons this week.

It’s time for Justin Trudeau to do brave things

Jan 30 2017 — Terry Glavin — A terrorist atrocity at a mosque on Sainte-Foy Street in Quebec City was the most unlikely of ways for a weekend of global pandemonium ignited by the incompetent malevolence of U.S. President Donald Trump to have come to an end late Sunday night. Just as unlikely was the unintended role Prime Minister Justin Trudeau played […]

Trudeau shuffles his cabinet while the world burns

Jan 11 2017 — Terry Glavin — The main event on Tuesday was the abrupt replacement of the endearingly hapless Global Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion with International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland. Perhaps the most intelligent and capable of Trudeau’s ministers, Freeland is easily the best suited for the foreign affairs post. She was already chair of the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations, […]

Breaking that electoral reform promise is dangerous in an unstable world, Liberals

Dec 7 2016 — Terry Glavin — There’s been a national electoral reform awareness-raising community dialogue tour, “meaningful consultations with Canadians” by means of town-hall meetings by the dozen, “safe, inclusive and respectful” powerpoint presentations, workshops, informal surveys, write-in polls and carefully-crafted national public opinion surveys. There have been 57 separate meetings of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform since June.

Trudeau’s turn from cool to laughing stock

Nov 27 2016 — Terry Glavin — It was bound to happen sooner or later. Ever since his election as Canada’s prime minister last October, Justin Trudeau has revelled in global tributes, raves and swoons. He’s the Disney prince with the trippy dance moves, the groovy Haida tattoo and the gender-balanced cabinet. He’s the last best hope for globalization, the star attraction […]