National Newswatch

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich to remain in custody over Canada Day weekend

Jun 30 2022 — — Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich will remain in custody over the Canada Day weekend after she was arrested this week for allegedly breaching her bail conditions. Lich was taken into custody in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Monday after Ottawa police issued a Canada-wide warrant for her arrest. She was brought back to the nation’s capital […]

Snowbirds cancel Canada Day fly-over in Ottawa

Jun 30 2022 — — The traditional Canada Day fly-past over Ottawa by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds has been cancelled, following a problem with the aircraft’s emergency ejection parachute that grounded the fleet. “Unfortunately they will be unable to fly over the National Capital Region for Canada Day as planned,” The Royal Canadian Air Force said on Twitter.

CBC makes changes at ‘The National’ ahead of free streaming channel launch

Jun 30 2022 — — CBC News is shaking up the anchor roles at “The National” as it plans to launch a free 24-hour live streaming channel this fall. The news division of public broadcaster announced several changes Thursday that would help usher in an ad-supported streaming channel. It does not yet have a launch date for the platform. Among […]

Supreme Court says expanded rape shield laws are constitutional

Jun 30 2022 — — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld expansions to Canada’s rape shield laws made by the Liberals four years ago. In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant’s past from being used against them in a trial are entirely constitutional.

Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

Jun 30 2022 — — A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department provided the latest evidence that painfully high inflation is pressuring American households and inflicting particular harm on low-income families and people of color. […]

Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

Jun 30 2022 — — NATO faced rebukes from Moscow and Beijing on Thursday after it declared Russia a “direct threat” and said China posed “serious challenges” to global stability. The Western military alliance was wrapping up a summit in Madrid, where it issued a stark warning that the world has been plunged into a dangerous phase of big-power competition […]

About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll

Jun 30 2022 — — About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan. 6, 2021, a new poll shows. The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 48% of U.S. adults say the Republican former president should be […]

For some, the Canadian flag has taken on new meaning this year

Jun 30 2022 — — Puneet Luthra has always taken advantage of the Canadian flags his local MP’s office gives away so he can raise one at his Toronto home. “I just think it looks great. I think it’s beautiful,” he said. But this year, he said, it feels different. “The sad part is sometimes I wonder what people are […]