National Newswatch

Steven Guilbeault’s very political, grand climate fight

Sep 29 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have a tremendous problem at hand: the Conservatives’ war chest is overflowing with cash, their popularity is soaring, and Canadians appear exhausted with his government that will be approaching a full decade in power by the next scheduled election. With Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre launching daily attacks at the Trudeau […]

From Harper to Poilievre: what is the Conservative vision for Indigenous Peoples?

Sep 28 2023 — — When Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre speaks about what his party’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples would look like should he become prime minister, it’s often about “economic reconciliation,” or the idea that Indigenous Peoples should be included in all aspects of the economy without barriers. He also speaks about public safety, charging that Prime Minister Justin […]

Moe says Saskatchewan to use notwithstanding clause over school pronoun policy

Sep 28 2023 — — Saskatchewan’s premier says his government will use the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution and pass legislation this fall to ensure the province’s pronoun policy remains in place. Scott Moe’s comment comes after a judge granted an injunction to pause the policy that requires parental consent when children under 16 want to go by different names […]

Quebec, Ottawa announce multibillion-dollar EV battery plant east of Montreal

Sep 28 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier François Legault are in Montreal Thursday to announce that a multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery plant will be built east of the city. Executives with the Swedish company Northvolt, a battery manufacturer and the largest integrated battery maker in Europe, will join the political leaders in Montreal at 11 […]

Canada’s governance crisis

Sep 28 2023 — — An opaque regulatory process that has stymied oil and gas development efforts, deterred investment, and dampened competitiveness, while giving market share to Russia and other authoritarian energy producers. A $35 billion Canadian Infrastructure Bank that has only finalized two projects, and failed to leverage any private sector dollars. A medicare system that struggles with mismanagement […]

Canadian economy to get ‘back on its feet’ next year, Deloitte Canada says

Sep 28 2023 — — Canada’s near-term economic struggles will ease next year when growth returns and the Bank of Canada begins cutting its key lending rate, a new forecast from Deloitte Canada said. A better-than-expected U.S. outlook and continued population growth here will offset some of the downward pressure from high household debt, soaring interest payments and stubbornly persistent […]

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