National Newswatch

Former MPs find new paths and purpose after politics

Oct 1 2022 — — It’s been a year since Bernadette Jordan last walked through the doors of the House of Commons as an elected official. She lost the seat she’d held since 2015 to Conservative candidate Rick Perkins in South Shore St-Margarets in 2021. Jordan was minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard in the Trudeau government […]

The reconciliation project is making progress — but not quickly enough for many

Sep 30 2022 — — While Canada’s reconciliation project with Indigenous people is showing signs of progress, it’s moving much slower than many had hoped. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report in 2015, it came with 94 calls to action demanding action by governments across Canada on a wide range of reconciliation initiatives. Seven years later, […]

Green party downsizes its leadership race after resignations

Sep 29 2022 — David Thurton — The Green Party is downsizing its leadership contest following an exodus of people from the party’s leadership organizing committee. A news release from its press secretary, Fabrice Lachance Nové, states the party will reduce the planned two rounds of voting to one. Voting for the single round will now begin on Nov. 12 and end […]

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Glen Murray’s time at ‘dream job’ mired by harassment, poor management allegations

Sep 29 2022 — — Winnipeg mayoral candidate Glen Murray was forced to leave his “dream job” as the head of a clean energy think-tank after one year, following complaints about his management, according to former staff and communications obtained by CBC News. Murray’s lawyer denies this, claiming he resigned “for personal and family reasons.” A CBC News investigation into […]

Parliament’s climate debate is stuck in the past

Sep 29 2022 — Aaron Wherry — Evidence of the cost of climate change is scattered across Atlantic Canada: downed trees, eroded shorelines and bits and pieces of what used to be houses and wharves. A report released on Wednesday by the Canadian Climate Institute put the full extent of the problem into cold, hard numbers — reduced GDP, lost jobs, lower […]

Conservative deputy leader says party supports calls for regime change in Iran

Sep 28 2022 — — Conservative deputy leader Melissa Lantsman says her party supports calls for regime change in Iran following protests that have rocked the country in recent weeks since the death of Mahsa Amini. During an MP panel discussion on CBC’s Power & Politics, host Vassy Kapelos asked Lantsman if her party supports calls for regime change. “Yes, […]

Feds deploy more troops to Fiona-hit areas, promise compensation

Sep 28 2022 — John Paul Tasker — The federal government announced Wednesday it has deployed more Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to Atlantic Canada to help with recovery efforts as tens of thousands of customers endure their fifth day without power. Defence Minister Anita Anand said about 600 troops are now working in the three provinces that sustained the most damage from […]

Trudeau tours storm-ravaged P.E.I. in wake of post-tropical storm Fiona

Sep 27 2022 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured parts of Prince Edward Island decimated by post-tropical storm Fiona on Tuesday, getting a first-hand look at the devastation on the ground. The storm made landfall on P.E.I. late Friday night into Saturday morning, leaving widespread devastation across the entire Island from downed trees and power lines to buildings and […]

Speaker won’t rule on freelance journalist’s accreditation after Conservative MPs call tweet threatening

Sep 27 2022 — Catharine Tunney — The Speaker of the House of Commons said he will not weigh in on whether a freelance journalist should have accreditation to the parliamentary press gallery after he tweeted a comment Conservative MPs say risked provoking violence against politicians. In a decision Tuesday morning, Anthony Rota also said he did not belive Conservative MP Garnett […]

NDP calling for probe of grocery store profits as food prices continue to rise

Sep 27 2022 — — The federal NDP is calling for a parliamentary probe of the rising cost of food to determine whether major grocery store chains are raking in excess profits. While Canada’s inflation problem seems to be easing off, the cost of groceries has risen 10.8 per cent in the past year, according to Statistics Canada. NDP agriculture […]

Poilievre replaces top lawyer at Conservative Party

Sep 27 2022 — Catherine Cullen — Pierre Poilievre has replaced the Conservative Party’s top lawyer with his own pick, CBC News has learned, as he continues to shake up the party’s upper echelons. The party’s legal counsel, Arthur Hamilton, has been replaced with Michael Wilson, a Poilievre ally and partner at the law firm Goodmans, according to sources. The sources were […]

Trudeau slaps new sanctions on Iran’s ‘morality police’ as protests grip the country

Sep 26 2022 — John Paul Tasker — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will levy sanctions on “dozens” of Iranian individuals and entities — including the country’s so-called “morality police” — as security forces in Iran continue to crack down violently on protesters. Iran has been rocked by protests since Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, died after being detained by […]