National Newswatch

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 […]

CERB problems are bad news for proponents of a guaranteed basic income

Oct 13 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — When Parliament returns to work in the coming weeks, one of the Liberal government’s first orders of business will be a fall economic statement. Expectations include such big-ticket items as national childcare, likely bankrolled by a proposed three per cent tax on financial institutions and insurance companies. But the biggest question for the new government […]

Liberals must demand probe into any China election meddling

Sep 28 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — It’s a common trope that foreign policy is never a ballot question. As riled up as Canadians got about Afghanistan in our recent election, research showed it had little impact on the choices they ultimately made. Bread and butter issues like childcare or concerns about climate change mattered more than how well the prime minister […]

Legault tries to play kingmaker by backing O’Toole — his list of demands won’t be far behind

Sep 9 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — “Dangerous.” It’s a word not often bandied about in political discourse, unless something really serious is at stake: fundamental freedoms, human rights, or life and death situations. Yet it was the word that Quebec Premier Francois Legault reached for when weighing in on the current federal election — and he used it to describe three […]