National Newswatch

Trudeau not considering COVID-19 vaccine passport in Canada

Jan 14 2021 — — The prime minister appears to be ruling out the idea of a national vaccination passport as provinces move to harsher restrictions to try and stamp out a rise in COVID-19 cases. This comes as officials talk about a significant ramp-up of inoculations in the months ahead. There has been provincial talk of creating some sort […]

More spending on the way as feds set to release economic update

Nov 30 2020 — Cormac MacSweeney — The long awaited fall economic update is being tabled this afternoon in the House of Commons, as the Trudeau government aims to support the economy in the second wave of covid-19, while laying the groundwork for a post pandemic recovery. 680NEWS has learned the federal government is getting set to roll out more emergency spending, […]

One-on-one with Trudeau: Will he declare a federal state of emergency over COVID-19?

Mar 17 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out the future possibility of declaring a federal state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, but says we haven’t hit that point yet. Trudeau also says his government is considering boosting the Canada Child Benefit, providing income supports for workers who don’t qualify for EI, and help with […]

Inside the divided Conservative Party of Canada

Nov 14 2019 — — Will Andrew Scheer still be leading his party six months from now? Depends on which half of the party wins an internal clash over its direction. The moderate faction believes that Scheer’s inability to answer questions on his personal beliefs around same-sex marriage and other topics was a deciding factor for many Canadians who refused […]

PC MPPs wear yellow tie in solidarity with Vic Fedeli

Nov 15 2018 — — The Ontario PC party is standing behind Vic Fedeli after a new book by Patrick Brown dropped bombshell allegations against the Ontario Finance Minister. The new book, titled Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown, Brown claims Fedeli had also been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations.

‘The party is over with taxpayers’ money’: Ford promises change

Mar 12 2018 — — Doug Ford’s claim to the Progressive Conservative party leadership may have been fraught with delays and confusion, but he doesn’t see any room for doubt when Ontarians head to the polls to crown the next premier. “We are going to sweep this province,” Ford boldly told CityNews on Monday morning. “I’m predicting right now this […]

Jodie Emery under fire for saying alcohol causes rape

Dec 16 2016 — Cormac MacSweeney — Prominent marijuana rights advocate Jodie Emery is under fire from women’s rights advocates after saying alcohol causes rape. While appearing on the 680 NEWS podcast Maclean’s on the Hill, Emery argued that marijuana shouldn’t face the same regulation as alcohol. “Marijuana is not like alcohol, which causes rape, violence, murder, death and disease every single […]

Brazeau’s senate expense trial postponed until June 2017

Mar 4 2016 — Cormac MacSweeney — The trial for Sen. Patrick Brazeau is being postponed until June 12 of next year. Brazeau’s lawyer, Christian Deslauriers, appeared before a judge Friday morning at the Ottawa courthouse asking for a delay in Brazeau’s trial on fraud and breach of trust in relation to the Senate expense scandal. Brazeau himself did not appear, and […]

Investigators drafting final report into police & security action during Ottawa terror attack

Mar 19 2015 — Cormac MacSweeney — The Ontario Provincial Police investigation into the actions of RCMP and security on Parliament Hill during the Ottawa terror attack is nearing completion. The investigation, a standard after officer involved shootings, was requested by both the RCMP commissioner and the speaker of the House of Commons. The investigation will likely shed more light on Michael […]