National Newswatch

Conservatives bring in outside lawyers to review possibility of Patrick Brown appeal

Jul 11 2022 — Ryan Tumilty — The Conservative party is bringing in outside lawyers to decide how to respond to appeals from Patrick Brown’s leadership campaign as they seek to have Brown’s disqualification from the race overturned. Brown was disqualified last week over allegations he breached election law by having a campaign worker paid by an outside corporation. The complaint the […]

Liberals propose another year of hybrid Parliament

Jun 20 2022 — Ryan Tumilty — The Liberals are looking to keep Parliament by Zoom call in place for another year, with a planned motion to extend the hybrid House of Commons again. Liberal House leader Mark Holland announced the government’s plan Monday morning, as the House of Commons enters its final sitting week before summer. He said the hybrid parliament, […]

Liberals, Conservatives bickering over Emergencies Act committee

Feb 27 2022 — Ryan Tumilty — A Parliamentary committee meant to study the Trudeau government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act is stalled as Conservative and Liberals can’t decide who should be on it. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14 and revoked its use nine days later. The act, which had never been used before, gave […]