National Newswatch

Canadians shouldn’t be dying because of health-care ideology

Jan 17 2023 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Canadian health care is in crisis. The patient isn’t just sick; she is on life support, barely hanging on. Staffing shortages and treatment delays produced by the pandemic have proved the final straw, overwhelming a system in decline for decades. Starved of money, innovation and competition, it has effectively collapsed, and the results are nothing […]

Trudeau keeps failing victims of flight shot down by Iran

Jan 10 2023 — Tasha Kheiriddin — This past Sunday, Canadians rallied in memory of the 176 people killed in the Iranian downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 in January 2020. On that flight were 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, heading home to Canada via Kyiv, Ukraine. Instead, they were blasted from the sky by missiles fired by the […]

Mary Ng scandal is but the tip of a terrible iceberg

Dec 20 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Trade Minister Mary Ng should resign. In 2019 and 2020, the minister of international trade, export promotion, small business and economic development hired a company co-owned by a close friend, Amanda Alvaro, to provide her with media training. The contracts totalled $22,790. While this is small change in Ottawa, as Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion noted, […]

Liberals sow fear to trounce Tories in byelection, as NDP vote collapses

Dec 13 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — In the end, it wasn’t even close. Former Ontario Liberal finance minister Charles Sousa romped to victory in the Mississauga-Lakeshore byelection Monday night, trouncing Conservative rival Ron Chhinzer 51 per cent to 37 per cent. But before the Liberals start gloating and the Conservatives say byelections don’t matter, let’s examine what really went into this […]

Danielle Smith gets in the way of health reform

Nov 22 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — For political commentators, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s the war in Ukraine, the oppression of the unvaccinated, or the sacking of Alberta’s entire health services board, every time Smith takes the podium, she says or does something that prompts a slew of outrage — and makes the […]

Political extremism fuelled by high levels of illiteracy

Nov 1 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Just when you thought American politics could sink no lower, it does. Last week, the 82-year-old husband of Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was bludgeoned in his home. The man charged is an extremist who spread far-right conspiracy theories and who prosecutors say wanted to break Pelosi’s kneecaps if she failed to “tell the truth.” […]

The Conservatives must take the Liberals to task on Chinese interference

Oct 4 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — In an era of increasing geopolitical instability, sovereignty has become a hot topic for governments worldwide. Mexico is seeking to establish energy sovereignty. France is planning ways to establish food sovereignty. And of course, countries around the world have denounced the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty in the four sham “referenda” recently held by Russia. So […]