National Newswatch

PSAC unimpressed with mass government email on Phoenix offer

Jul 19 2019 — — The federal government’s largest public sector union is calling a mass email about a settlement for the Phoenix pay system a “pressure tactic” designed to push its members toward the deal. The government has reached a settlement with several large unions to compensate workers with paid leave for the stress caused by Phoenix pay issues […]

Trump took heat from Melania and Ivanka over racist chants at rally

Jul 19 2019 — — CBS News has learned President Trump took a lot of heat from his family over the racist chants at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. He heard from first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Trump on Thursday disavowed the chants of “send her back” and said […]

Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘send her back’ chant

Jul 19 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry and his Republican allies worried about political blowback from the angry scene. In a week that has corkscrewed daily with hostile exchanges over race […]

Trudeau says Ottawa open to proposals for B.C. refinery as gas prices soar

Jul 19 2019 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is open to proposals from the private sector for a refinery in British Columbia, as a public inquiry into the province’s soaring gas prices reviews possible solutions. The prime minister says he knows B.C. residents are struggling and the federal government is open to ideas that would make life […]

Health experts denounce Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘disingenuous’

Jul 18 2019 — — Health experts are denouncing Andrew Scheer’s comments on Canada’s Food Guide as “irresponsible” and “disingenuous,” accusing the Conservative Party Leader of ignoring scientific evidence in an attempt to win favour from the dairy industry. At a meeting with the Dairy Farmers of Canada earlier this week, Mr. Scheer criticized the new Canada’s Food Guide, and […]

Judge rejects groups’ attempt to have Quebec secularism law suspended

Jul 18 2019 — — A judge today rejected an attempt by religious and civil liberties groups to have Quebec’s secularism law suspended. Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Yergeau says Bill 21 will continue to apply until a court rules on the merits of a court challenge against it. The law prohibits some public sector workers, including teachers and police […]