National Newswatch

Notley slams hypocrisy of B.C. LNG project

Oct 4 2018 — Don Braid — Premier Rachel Notley backs B.C.’s huge new liquid natural gas terminal, but there’s bitterness behind the smile. Notley was irked by the sight of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan announcing the $40-billion LNG project Tuesday, with happy grins plastered on their faces. “There is a high level of jaw-dropping hypocrisy that […]

As Alberta steams, Ottawa scrambles for pipeline fix

Sep 5 2018 — Don Braid — Fury mixed with hopelessness makes for a poisonous political stew. That’s where many Albertans are today, as last week’s pipeline rejection sinks in. This is a truly toxic moment for the province: another sign that national projects can’t be built; further evidence that the federal consultation “process” (are you hating that word yet?) is a […]

Calgary MP loses appeal of House of Commons harassment investigation

Aug 21 2018 — — Calgary MP Darshan Kang has lost an appeal of a confidential House of Commons investigation that found he harassed a female staff member in his constituency office. Kang resigned from the Liberal caucus last August after denying allegations he inappropriately touched and harassed former staff member Rhea Bassi. A legal panel has now affirmed the […]

History tells a much more balanced tale of Macdonald

Aug 13 2018 — Naomi Lakritz — Sir John A. Macdonald continues to vanish from the Canadian landscape. The latest to jump on the politically correct bandwagon is Victoria, which has removed a statue of Macdonald from in front of its city hall. It is kind of ironic, actually, considering that Victoria is named for the Queen who ruled during the Macdonald […]

Saudi feud highlights Canada’s lack of energy security

Aug 13 2018 — Licia Corbella — Here’s hoping that Saudi Arabia’s temper tantrum over our federal government’s undiplomatic tweets backfires on the morally repugnant kingdom and ends up benefiting Canada in the long run. There is some evidence that the Saudi spat over tweets, designed to virtue signal to a domestic audience by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, has served as […]

Trudeau’s actions have helped fuel and fund Saudi aggression

Aug 11 2018 — Licia Corbella — The ironies and hypocrisies of both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s and the Saudi Arabian government abound in the diplomatic spat between the two countries that has garnered international attention. Last week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Global Affairs Canada each sent out tweets publicly demanding that Saudi Arabia release recently arrested activists, including Samar […]

The Manning Centre is stepping back from its conservative advocacy role

Jul 24 2018 — — The lights are still on at the Calgary-based Manning Centre, though the non-profit’s vice-president concedes the brainchild of federal Reform party founder Preston Manning is stepping back from its advocacy work. On Monday, for lease signs were spotted outside the three-storey brick headquarters at 514 11th Ave. S.W., prompting a stir among local political watchers, […]

UCP wins bring Kenney closer to government

Jul 13 2018 — Don Braid — The new Alberta is taking shape. In Ontario. Premier Doug Ford’s early actions are a template for what United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney will do if he wins the Alberta election next year. Ford axed Ontario’s cap-and-trade system for carbon pricing. He just cancelled the Liberal school curriculum that taught about same-sex marriage. Kenney […]

Trudeau and #MeToo double standard

Jul 4 2018 — Naomi Lakritz — Quiz time. A little over six months ago, who said: “Sexual harassment is a systemic problem and when women speak up, we have a responsibility to listen to them and to believe them.” And who also said: “Obviously my thoughts turn immediately to the women who came forward knowing how difficult it is, it can […]