National Newswatch

Trudeau to address the nation on COVID-19 fight Wednesday evening

Sep 22 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the nation tomorrow evening after the speech from the throne lays out the government’s plan to deal with the pandemic and the economic recovery. Trudeau today asked the major television networks for time Wednesday evening but it remains unclear exactly how long the prime minister will speak or when. […]

Liberal government will use throne speech to roll out electric vehicle strategy

Sep 21 2020 — — The Liberal government will use the speech from the throne to lay out a plan to create tens of thousands of jobs by connecting Canada’s resource sector with its manufacturing base to produce batteries for electric cars, Radio-Canada has learned. “We recognize we have a unique opportunity to take advantage of our skilled labour force […]

Second wave of COVID-19 infections has started in Quebec, top health official warns

Sep 21 2020 — — Quebec’s top public health official said Monday that a second wave of COVID-19 infections is underway, and joined authorities in Montreal and Quebec City in urging people to reduce their social activities as much as possible in the weeks ahead. The province reported 586 new cases on Monday, the highest daily increase since late May, […]

PMO failed to check with key former employers before Payette’s appointment as Governor General: sources

Sep 21 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his officials never conducted checks with Julie Payette’s former employers at the Montreal Science Centre and the Canadian Olympic Committee that might have raised red flags about her behaviour with co-workers and subordinates before her appointment as Governor General, sources tell CBC News. Multiple sources have told CBC News they […]

Business groups warn ‘clock is ticking’ for Canada-U.K. trade deal

Sep 21 2020 — Janyce McGregor — With only three months to go, businesses that trade between Canada and the United Kingdom are worried about not having a post-Brexit deal in place. Although the United Kingdom left the European Union in January, the terms of the EU’s Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada continue to apply until Dec. 31, offering […]

The Premiers want more money, but will they get it?

Sep 20 2020 — Vassy Kapelos — We’re back after a ten million month summer (time has basically come to a stop during this pandemic — anyone? anyone?) and what better way to celebrate our return than with a speech from the throne. It sounds exciting — speech from the throne! My stepson asked me if there would be a throne in […]

5 ways the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg will transform U.S. politics

Sep 20 2020 — Alexander Panetta — It’s almost impossible to overstate the transformative effect on American politics ignited by the death of this one woman, at this one moment. The far-ranging potential consequences from the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice and liberal legal icon, will start immediately, beginning in the election campaign that determines whether Donald Trump gets […]