National Newswatch

Burnaby South’s Jagmeet Singh is pushing the NDP into irrelevance

Jul 8 2019 — Kirk LaPointe — Institutions fall quickly these days. The New Democratic Party would be well advised to understand that as it staggers almost helplessly into this federal election. Time appears to have passed it by. It is rudderless and rapidly aging out. Memberships and money are wanting. Its ideas are championed more authoritatively now, or even swiped, by […]

Jagmeet Singh had his big day spoiled by his ugliest poll yet

Jun 18 2019 — — Ekos poll has the NDP sinking into fourth place. Sunday was a big day for the Burnaby South MP and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Monday, not so much. On Sunday, Singh unveiled a blockbuster plan to expand Canada’s health-care system, starting with fast-tracking a universal drug plan to ensure a late 2020 start date. […]

Fight over ‘People’s Party’ naming rights heads to Federal Court

Apr 25 2019 — — Abbotsford business man wants political party name stripped from Maxime Bernier. The Federal Court of Canada will hear a case on Friday that could see rights to the “People’s Party of Canada” name taken away from former Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier. The Quebec MP is the registered owner of the party but Satinder Dhillon […]

Jagmeet Singh ‘disgusted’ by refugee rhetoric at Burnaby South debate

Feb 12 2019 — — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he was “disgusted” by the rhetoric of his fellow candidates at a Burnaby South byelection debate after hearing their answers to a question about refugee resettlement. All six candidates – Singh, Liberal Richard Lee, Conservative Jay Shin, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson of the People’s Party, independent Valentine Wu and independent Terry […]

The Karen Wang press conference was a gong show

Jan 17 2019 — — It took about 30 seconds after Karen Wang pulled up for the tears to start flowing. Not from Wang – her mother began sobbing as soon as the media got close to her. Wang’s mom and sister accompanied her to the Burnaby Public Library next to Metrotown for a press conference Thursday that she announced […]

Jagmeet Singh on Tory opponent: ‘Maybe he should go back to law school’

Jan 13 2019 — — NDP leader Jagmeet Singh suggested his Burnaby South opponent, lawyer Jay Shin, had forgotten a basic principle of Canadian law after the Tory said Singh was “keeping criminals out of jail” in his days as a criminal defence lawyer. Shin issued a press release accusing Singh of being soft on crime. The release came within […]