National Newswatch

Our biggest renewable energy purchase ever

Sep 19 2019 — Sustainability has been one of Google’s core values from our earliest days. Over the years we’ve worked hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, build products with people and planet in mind, and drive change at scale through our supply chains.

Colt suspends production of AR-15 rifle for civilian market

Sep 19 2019 — — Gunmaker Colt says it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15. Colt’s CEO, Dennis Veilleux, says it is not permanently ending production but believes there is already an adequate supply of sporting rifles on the market. He said in a statement Thursday the company will concentrate on fulfilling […]

B.C. Liberal candidate’s campaign sign vandalized with blackface

Sep 19 2019 — — A Liberal candidate in British Columbia says some of his campaign signs have been vandalized with black colouring on his face. Stephen Fuhr, who is running for re-election in the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country, says at least five signs were coloured with what appears to be black marker. Fuhr says it’s sad, but he doesn’t […]

Trudeau reaches out to reassure Liberal candidates after new blackface video emerges

Sep 19 2019 — — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reached out to candidates running under his party’s banner on Thursday after he admitted to colouring his skin with makeup 18 years ago, a revelation that sparked international attention and condemnation. Liberal campaign spokesperson Chantal Gagnon said Thursday that the Mr. Trudeau made calls to candidates, staff and community leaders from […]

White House also involved in advising DNI not to share whistleblower complaint

Sep 19 2019 — — The White House and the Justice Department have advised the nation’s top intelligence agency that the controversial complaint is outside intelligence activities as covered by laws governing intelligence whistleblowers, according to three sources familiar with the matter. The revelation is the first known evidence of the White House’s involvement. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, House […]

Quebec media greet Trudeau’s brownface photos with outrage, indifference

Sep 19 2019 — — The early response in Quebec’s francophone media to photos of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing racist makeup has been a mix of opportunistic outrage and indifference. In Quebec City, last night’s Céline Dion concert was featured more prominently on the front pages of the local papers this morning. Le Nouvelliste, a tabloid that serves the […]

N.L. Liberal candidate calls Trudeau brownface ‘disrespectful’

Sep 19 2019 — — A Liberal Party candidate in Newfoundland and Labrador is among the voices criticizing Justin Trudeau’s decision to don brownface in 2001. St. John’s East incumbent Nick Whalen tweeted earlier this morning that he’d spoken with his children about photos of Trudeau in racist makeup published Wednesday. “Chatted with my kids … and kids immediately appreciate […]

Singh says racist photos latest in ‘pattern of behaviour’ from Trudeau

Sep 19 2019 — — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says newly uncovered photographs showing Justin Trudeau in brownface and blackface are the latest sign that the Liberal leader’s actions do not always match his public persona. “This raises questions about the sincerity of the prime minister, when he goes to events and says that multiculturalism is important and diversity is […]

Trudeau will take questions this afternoon following appearance of new blackface video

Sep 19 2019 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will field media questions this afternoon following the emergence of photos and videos showing the Liberal leader in racist makeup. On Wednesday, Time Magazine dropped a bombshell story featuring a 2001 photo of Trudeau in brownface and a turban, taken at a gala at a private school where Trudeau taught 18 […]

Climate explained: Why are climate change skeptics often right-wing conservatives?

Sep 19 2019 — — The scientific evidence for climate change is unequivocal: 97 per cent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that human activities are causing global warming. Given the same evidence, why do some people become concerned about human-caused climate change while others deny it? In particular, why are people who remain skeptical about climate change often identified […]