National Newswatch

Conservatives call on Canada Soccer to cancel match with Iranian team

May 25 2022 — — The Conservatives are joining a growing number of calls for Canada Soccer to cancel a controversial exhibition game against Iran set for next month in Vancouver. The families of those who died aboard Flight PS752 when the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the plane in 2020 — killing all 176 passengers and crew […]

Legault fires back at Ottawa after comments on Bill 96 and Bill 21

May 25 2022 — — Canada’s justice minister criticized Quebec’s newly adopted language law on Wednesday, while also providing details on how and when the federal government could get involved in the legal challenge of the province’s controversial religious symbols law. His statements appear to have angered Quebec’s premier. “It makes no sense,” said François Legault, who added that the […]

Court sets dates for former head of military HR’s sexual assault trial

May 25 2022 — Ashley Burke — A court has set aside 13 days next year for the criminal trial of the military’s former head of human resources. Vice-Admiral Haydn Edmundson was charged in December 2021 with sexual assault and committing indecent acts. Edmundson has denied any wrongdoing. The trial is set to start Aug. 8, 2023 in an Ottawa civilian court, […]

Canada Soccer is paying Iran’s team $400K to play in Vancouver, team official says

May 24 2022 — — Canada Soccer is paying Iran’s soccer federation $400,000 to play a controversial exhibition game next month in Vancouver, according to the head of Iran’s national team. The team’s director, Hamed Estili, told Iranian state-affiliated media outlet Tasnim that for the first time in 22 years, Iran’s soccer federation will make a profit off a friendly […]

Poilievre calls on Freeland to slash gas taxes ahead of summer driving season

May 24 2022 — John Paul Tasker — Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre is calling on the federal Liberal government to scrap taxes on gasoline temporarily as Canadians grapple with eye-popping fuel prices ahead of the busy summer driving season. With the price of almost everything spiking due to a 30-year high in inflation, the cost of living has become the top political […]

Not losing the war in Ukraine is no substitute for victory, say experts

May 24 2022 — Murray Brewster — It made for an extraordinary sight recently on the broken, battered streets of Kharkiv on a warm Saturday afternoon. A Russian T-80 main battle tank, draped in camouflage netting and Ukrainian flags and pennants, was broken down in front of a neighborhood grocery store, where weary shoppers shuffled past with barely a glance. “Russian junk,” […]

As the cost of gas climbs, here’s what fuelling the price at the pump

May 24 2022 — — Canadians are facing record-high gas prices, which is making driving more unaffordable and feeding into the climbing cost of everyday goods and services. In the last year, gas prices have jumped by more than 50 per cent, pushing the cost of a litre to more than $2 in many parts of the country. At the […]

Conservative Party member resigns membership over racist email

May 23 2022 — — Move ends party investigation into email to Patrick Brown campaign, which expressed support for Hitler. A Conservative Party member who sent a racist email to the Patrick Brown leadership campaign has resigned his membership, ending the party’s investigation into the matter. The former party member expressed support for Nazism and Adolf Hitler and made racist […]

Trudeau will attend Kamloops ceremony marking anniversary of unmarked graves discovery

May 23 2022 — — The prime minister will be in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday to attend a special ceremony on the anniversary of the discovery of hundreds of suspected unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school. The details of Justin Trudeau’s participation in the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Le Estcwicwéy̓ (The Missing) memorial were released Sunday evening. […]

Ontario candidates confront racist slurs on signs, hate on campaign trail

May 22 2022 — — Marjorie Knight used to knock on doors alone. This Ontario election, her campaign team has decided to always have her canvassing with someone else. “I had people call the police on me because I was ‘casing’ homes as I was going door to door knocking,” said the Cambridge NDP candidate. “You go up to somebody […]

Steven Del Duca vows he will win his riding, Doug Ford begs to differ

May 22 2022 — Mike Crawley — If there is one riding in the province the Ontario Liberals most desperately want to win on election night, it’s Vaughan-Woodbridge, where party leader Steven Del Duca is running. Del Duca is trying to reclaim a seat that he lost in the last election by a whopping 7,945 votes. He faces a rematch against Michael […]