National Newswatch

Trudeau Government Drops $43 Billion In Summer Spending Blitz Aimed Mostly At Liberal Ridings

Sep 19 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — The federal government spent the summer making $43 billion worth of funding announcements — aimed primarily at Liberal ridings in Eastern Canada. The size of funding announcements ranged from relatively minor — $4,000 for renovations to a Quebec town’s recreation centre, for example — to major, such as the unveiling of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, […]

Justin Trudeau Gets Himself A Mention In Omarosa’s Controversial Book

Aug 15 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — For some reason Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name found a place in former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman’s controversial new book Unhinged. Trudeau’s name appears in a section where Manigault Newman describes her close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump during the administration’s first 100 days. “I was always standing nearby or seated behind […]

Tory MP Compares Trudeau’s Groping Claim Response To Harvey Weinstein

Jul 4 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is going after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials following his recent response to an 18-year-old groping allegation that he can’t remember such an incident. “Well I’m sure Harvey Weinstein said that he couldn’t recall things either,” Rempel told HuffPost Canada in an interview Wednesday, referencing the disgraced Hollywood film mogul […]

Conservatives Have ‘Great Relationship’ With Indigenous People: Scheer

May 1 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — The federal Conservative and NDP leaders shared similar attacks at an Assembly of First Nations’ chiefs’ meeting Tuesday, both sowing a pre-election message that the Liberal government is all talk and no action on Indigenous issues. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was upfront. “Basically, I’m here to tell you that Canada’s Conservatives are listening,” he said. […]

Conservatives Duped By False Story About Cancelled Bilateral Meeting

Apr 14 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — The Indian High Commission says a story being used by Conservatives to attack the federal government over the Jaspal Atwal affair is false. International media reports claimed a bilateral meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was scrapped as a result of waning relations after the prime minister’s […]

Trudeau’s #MeToo Reference Prompts Kent Hehr To Cancel Announcement Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jan 25 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — Kent Hehr cancelled an announcement Thursday shortly after the prime minister was asked about sexual harassment allegations against his minister of sport and persons with disabilities. Global News’ David Akin told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference that women are speaking up about Hehr, alleging that he made unwanted comments about their bodies […]

Is Jagmeet Singh Engaged Or Married?

Dec 18 2017 — Zi-Ann Lum — It looked like a wedding and sounded like a wedding, but Jagmeet Singh’s spokesman declined to specify what the federal NDP leader was celebrating this weekend. Public posts on social media point to a jubilant party on Sunday featuring Singh, 38, and Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu as guests of honour in traditional Punjabi outfits.