National Newswatch

Erin O’Toole’s leadership is over

Feb 1 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — It’s official: Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is a dead man walking. At publication time, thirty-five MPs have signed a letter asking for a caucus leadership review vote, possibly as soon as this Wednesday’s caucus meeting. According to the Globe and Mail, sources claim that they have at least 63 of 119 Conservative members who will […]

NATO allies brace for serious cyberattacks that could be the trigger for war

Jan 25 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — The warnings came last week of a possible Russian cyber-attack on Canadian installations. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a branch of the Communications Security Establishment, reported knowledge of “foreign cyber threat activities, including by Russian-backed actors, to target Canadian critical infrastructure network operators, their operational and information technology.”

Reinstate Canada-China committee to push back against Beijing

Jan 18 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Should the Conservatives revive the special committee on Canada-China relations? The committee was established in 20I9 to examine a number of issues, including the firing of two Chinese scientists at a Winnipeg virology lab, Canada’s impending decision on whether Huawei can contribute to its 5G network, China’s failure to repatriate Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, […]

The unvaccinated must be deterred from harming others

Jan 11 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — What to do about the unvaccinated? As Omicron tears through Canadian society, this public health question has become a political wedge issue. The Liberals and Conservatives have chosen sides, ramped up the rhetoric, and polarized the debate, each playing to the base they think is most likely to support their point of view.

Why didn’t Ford act earlier on Omicron?

Jan 4 2022 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Happy New Year — or should we say, here we go again? Just three days into 2022, Ontarians were greeted by the sight of an ashen-faced Premier Doug Ford intoning that the new wave of the pandemic is like “nothing we’ve ever seen” and that a “tsunami” of cases is about to swamp the province’s […]

Get ready for tax hikes to pay for Liberal spending

Dec 15 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — At long last, Canadians are learning the true state of the nation’s finances. The timing is pure politics: mere days before the House rises for the Christmas break, and when the average Canadian is too busy figuring out holiday plans to pay much attention. Meanwhile, the government is facing the perfect storm: rising inflation, Buy-American […]

Trudeau’s carbon cred at COP26 is nothing to write home about

Nov 2 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Climate Leader.” That’s the headline Trudeau would no doubt like to see coming out of the latest Conference of the Parties, the international climate change conference in Glasgow known as COP26. After a bruising federal election that saw him fail to achieve his desired majority, the PM is pulling out all […]