National Newswatch

NDP calls for independent social media regulator as scrutiny of Facebook heats up

Oct 18 2021 — — New Democrats are demanding the federal government crack down on social media giants following recent revelations by a Facebook executive. At a news conference in Ottawa this morning, NDP MP Charlie Angus called on Ottawa to establish an independent regulator to address disinformation, hateful posts and algorithm transparency at digital platforms. Angus says Facebook seems […]

Trudeau to visit Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation in Kamloops, B.C.

Oct 18 2021 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit Kamloops, B.C., today, where the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc Nation announced it had found what are believed to be some 200 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school last spring. Since May, numerous Indigenous nations have reported finding unmarked graves at former residential schools with […]

Governor General arrives in Germany for first international visit

Oct 17 2021 — — Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon arrives Sunday in Berlin to begin her first international visit on behalf of Canada in the German capital. May Simon’s four-day state visit will include a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and she will represent Canada at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. “Canada and Germany have long been allies and […]

Canadian among missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, organization says

Oct 17 2021 — — A Canadian was among 17 missionaries allegedly kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, Christian Aid Ministries said in a statement on its website. The U.S.-based mission organization said Sunday that five children are also believed to be in the group. The organization said they were on returning from a trip to help build an orphanage. “We […]

Molecular testing requirement for COVID-19 to remain as land border opens: Blair

Oct 17 2021 — — Canadians will still need to take a molecular test, like the expensive PCR test, in order to return to Canada from the United States after the land border reopens to fully vaccinated travellers in November. In an interview on Rosemary Barton Live on Sunday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said acquiring a negative test has […]

Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital

Oct 17 2021 — — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection. The former president was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. Clinton […]

Meet some of the new faces coming to the House of Commons

Oct 17 2021 — — Forty-nine rookie MPs will be seeking to make their mark when the minority Parliament resumes this fall, while two familiar faces defeated in 2019 — Liberals Randy Boissonnault and John Aldag — will return to the House of Commons after successful political comebacks. And while many observers have claimed the summer federal election changed little, […]