National Newswatch

How anti-Black racism on Canadian university campuses robs us all

Jul 4 2020 — — I attended Western University in the early 2000s with a cohort of first-generation Black Canadian friends from my high school in Ajax, Ont. At Western, we became active in the Black Student Association (BSA). The BSA pushed the department of English to offer a course on African American literature. They were reportedly told by the […]

Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend, tests positive for coronavirus

Jul 4 2020 — — Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is dating the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for the novel coronavirus while in South Dakota. She had been expected to attend Friday night’s event at Mount Rushmore. Sources familiar added Trump Jr. tested negative. Neither has been in direct contact with the president and did not fly on […]

Exclusive: WE Charity offered summer camps up to $25,000 to host volunteers

Jul 3 2020 — — WE Charity offered Canadian summer camps up to $25,000 in grants as part of the $912-million federal student volunteer program it was awarded by the Liberal government, before cancelling the deal Friday, but only if they brought in no fewer than 75 volunteers over a few months, National Post has learned. On Friday, Prime Minister […]

Canada restricts dealings with Hong Kong over new security law

Jul 3 2020 — — Canada is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong as part of a package of responses to the new security law China has imposed on the territory, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Canada will also treat sensitive goods being exported to Hong Kong as if they were being sent to mainland China. “Effective immediately, […]

Time for Canada the punching bag to start hitting back at China

Jul 3 2020 — — The prime minister is right that we should not capitulate to China and free Meng Wanzhou, CFO of telecom giant Huawei, held on extradition charges in her Vancouver mansion, in exchange for Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, brutally imprisoned in China on bogus charges of espionage. Although the Michaels and their families are suffering terribly, […]

WE group to stop running federal volunteer program, return funds already paid

Jul 3 2020 — — The Trudeau Liberals and WE Charity have parted ways over the management of a $900-million federal program to pay students and fresh graduates for volunteer work this summer, days after the prime minister himself called the organization the only option for success. Instead, public servants will administer the pandemic-related grants, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said […]

Manitoba town reeve ‘shocked’ over armed man’s arrest at Rideau Hall

Jul 3 2020 — — The armed man arrested after allegedly ramming his truck through the front gate of Rideau Hall always had a friendly word for customers who came to the grocery store where he worked in a small municipality about 400 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, the town reeve said. Corey Hurren, of Bowsman, Man., was a “good community […]