National Newswatch

The push to #cancelCanadaDay misunderstands that our flawed nation is still worth celebrating

Jun 8 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — The discovery of the remains of 215 children, buried in unmarked graves at the Kamloops residential school, has profoundly shocked the Canadian conscience. Statues of John A. Macdonald and Egerton Ryerson, architects of the residential school system, have been removed by both fiat and force. Demands for an apology from the Catholic Church grow ever […]

Let the fun begin at duelling Liberal, NDP policy conventions

Apr 6 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — Last month, the Conservatives held a virtual party convention; this weekend, it’s the NDP and Liberals’ turn. And what a jolly time it promises to be, with policy resolutions that veer from centre-left to downright Trotskyite. Both parties propose a guaranteed basic income, a transition to a green energy economy, and to protect worker pensions. […]

The pandemic is already changing the future of Canadian politics

Jan 26 2021 — Tasha Kheiriddin — What a difference a year makes. On Jan. 25, 2020, the first COVID case was identified in Canada. At the time, our country’s leaders were grappling with a different crisis: blockades of rail lines and supply chains by Indigenous protesters in support of the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwe’ten First Nation. For most Canadians, COVID-19 […]