National Newswatch

‘It’s intimidation:’ Judge faces threats after Freedom Convoy hearings

Jun 29 2022 — — One of the judges who presided over the court hearings of Freedom Convoy organizers is speaking out after receiving threats considered serious enough to require police intervention, according to information obtained by Radio-Canada and CBC. The judge in question confirmed that supporters of the convoy from Canada and the United States sent several offensive messages, […]

Liberal government will allow Emergencies Act inquiry to see cabinet documents

Jun 28 2022 — — The Liberal government has waived cabinet confidence over documents relating to its invocation of the Emergencies Act, agreeing to a request from the head of the public inquiry examining the use of the act. Paul Rouleau, the head of the Public Order Emergency Commission, requested the cabinet confidence be waived on documents that cabinet used […]

B.C. Premier John Horgan to step down before next election

Jun 28 2022 — — B.C. Premier John Horgan will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election. The two-term NDP premier, who was recently treated for throat cancer, made the announcement Tuesday, citing his health as one of the primary reasons behind his decision. “My health is good, but my energy flags as the days go by,” Horgan, […]

Cyber spy agency targeted foreign extremists trying to recruit Canadians: report

Jun 28 2022 — Catharine Tunney — Canada’s electronic spy agency says it’s used its arsenal to try and stop foreign extremists from recruiting Canadians and sharing violent material online. The acknowledgement is nestled in the Communications Security Establishment’s annual report made public Tuesday, which points to recent cases where it flexed its cyber muscles. While the details are largely sanitized in […]

3 dead, including suspect, after stabbings and police shooting in south Ottawa

Jun 28 2022 — — Three people are dead, including the suspect, after multiple stabbings and the ensuing police response south of Ottawa’s core late Monday night. Ottawa police said in a news release they were called to a home on Anoka Street near Grasmere Crescent, just south of Heron Road, at about 10:30 p.m. for “reports of a stabbing […]

Libraries in Canada hit by wave of hate, threats, as right-wing groups protest all-age drag events

Jun 27 2022 — — Family-friendly drag events across Canada, many hosted by municipal libraries, have been targeted by a deluge of hateful comments and threats during Pride month, prompting multiple police investigations and renewed concerns about the safety of the LGBTQ community. More than half a dozen libraries and drag performers, from Saint John to Victoria, reported being inundated […]

Former PC leader Ches Crosbie bankrolled the party last year with $300K in donations

Jun 27 2022 — — Documents show that Ches Crosbie, the former leader of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Progressive Conservative Party, donated $300,000 to the party last year — more than 40 per cent of its overall income — as it waged a drawn-out and controversial election campaign that was thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this large injection […]

Canada can now seize, sell off Russian assets. What’s next?

Jun 27 2022 — Janyce McGregor — Selling Russian-owned assets to pay for Ukraine’s reconstruction may sound like a logical approach to restitution, but as the Canadian government gains new powers to begin this process, questions remain about how it will work, and whether some issues are headed to court. C-19, the budget implementation bill, received Royal Assent last Thursday. Among its […]

Ukraine top of mind as G7 leaders gather in Germany

Jun 26 2022 — Murray Brewster — The leaders of the world’s top democratic economies arrived in Germany on Sunday, beginning an extraordinary week of meetings where they will be under intense pressure to do more for Ukraine in its war with Russia. The meeting of G7 leaders in Schloss Elmau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps, will be followed immediately on Wednesday […]