National Newswatch

What the winner of this election must do about China, Meng and the two Michaels

Sep 4 2021 — Terry Glavin — One thousand days. That’s how much time has passed since Xi Jinping’s Ministry of State Security kidnapped Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in a hostage-diplomacy bid to force Canada’s release of the jet-setting Vancouver socialite, Huawei billionaire heiress and Chinese Communist Party princess Meng Wanzhou. Sunday marks that 1,000-days milestone, and no matter who […]

A budget to pay for the Trudeau government’s bungling on COVID

Apr 21 2021 — Terry Glavin — There is a word that appears in Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s budget speech this week, and it seems oddly out of place, especially so in light of the fact that Budget 2021 is largely a function of her government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis. It’s the word “sorry.” It’s not just that Prime Minister Justin […]

The end of America – and democracy – as we know it

Sep 30 2020 — Terry Glavin — Now that the obscene and disturbing spectacle of Tuesday night’s U.S. presidential election debate is behind us, and Donald Trump’s claims about the inevitability of vast electoral fraud and vote-rigging on Nov. 3 are numerous, explicit, on the record and unequivocal, we might as well proceed straight to the doomsday scenario.

The fight for a free Hong Kong isn’t over just because Canada wants no part of it

May 25 2020 — Terry Glavin — As thousands of angry Hongkongers defied the law and poured into the streets over the weekend in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s increasingly aggressive moves to finally enclose the semi-autonomous region within Xi Jinping’s police state, it looked very much like the former British colony’s storied and long-standing status as one of the world’s […]

Canada’s China policy in 2020 – continue to kowtow

Dec 27 2019 — Terry Glavin — It was a surrender of bedrock rule-of-law principles so craven, and such a sabotage of the government he was sworn to represent, that for publicly advocating it as “great for Canada” last January, the notoriously Beijing-compliant John McCallum had to be stripped of his diplomatic credentials as ambassador to China. But that was then. Now, […]

Breaking Beijing’s chokehold on Canada – has Parliament finally wised up?

Dec 11 2019 — Terry Glavin — For the past 30 years, almost without interruption, Canada’s relationship with China has been determined by a closed-loop network of self-dealing and largely interchangeable players in the federal cabinet, the upper echelons of the Foreign Affairs bureaucracy, the Canada China Business Council and a handful of corporate law firms headquartered in Toronto and Montreal.

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 […]