National Newswatch

Suspect in 3 seemingly random murders shot dead by Montreal police

Aug 4 2022 — — Police say officers shot and killed a suspect at a motel on Marcel-Laurin Boulevard in Saint-Laurent this morning, following a spate of seemingly random shootings in the greater Montreal area. Montreal police (SPVM)are not releasing any details on the case, but Quebec’s police watchdog, the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI), said the suspect was involved […]

Charest, Baber and Aitchison take part in final Conservative leadership debate

Aug 3 2022 — — Three of the five candidates vying to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada took part in the race’s final debate Wednesday evening in Ottawa. The bilingual event, with the first half taking part in English, came just over one month from when the party will select its third permanent leader in […]

Joly, German counterpart defend decision to return turbines covered under Russian sanctions

Aug 3 2022 — — Canada and Germany’s foreign ministers are insisting Canada’s controversial decision to send turbines used in a Russian natural gas pipeline back to Germany was necessary, despite Russia’s apparent willingness to use energy as a wedge between the allies. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly met with German federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in Montreal on […]

Man charged after vehicle rams Parliament Hill gates

Aug 3 2022 — — Ottawa police have charged a man after a vehicle rammed the front gates of Parliament Hill early Wednesday morning. Maxwell Pate, 29, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief, according to court documents. Around 3:30 a.m. ET, an unauthorized vehicle drove into the front gates on Wellington Street but was prevented […]

Canadian Snowbird aircraft ‘incident’ reported at northern B.C. airport

Aug 2 2022 — — First responders were called to the North Peace Regional Airport in Fort St. John, B.C., on Tuesday afternoon to respond to what officials are describing as an “aviation incident.” In a social media post, the Fort St. John International Air Show said the aircraft went down during takeoff. Canadian Armed Forces Public Affairs Officer Major […]

Alberta government paid Dr. Deena Hinshaw record cash bonus in 2021

Aug 1 2022 — — Alberta’s chief medical officer of health last year received the largest cash benefit payout of any provincial civil servant since the government began posting records in 2016. Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s salary last year was $363,634, but she also took home an additional $227,911 in “cash benefits” during the 2021 calendar year, according to the Alberta […]

Proposed U.S. climate deal should convince Ottawa to step up its game, experts say

Jul 31 2022 — — The massive climate and tax deal announced this week by Democrats in the U.S. Senate should inspire Ottawa to adopt a bolder approach to fighting climate change, some experts say. The $369 billion deal, unveiled on Wednesday, came as something of a surprise after prior versions of President Joe Biden’s proposal failed to gain the […]

It’s time for Canada to apologize for slavery, says N.S. senator

Jul 30 2022 — — In every speech Nova Scotia Sen. Wanda Thomas Bernard makes for Emancipation Day this year, she’ll ask the same question: what’s next? It’s a question she’s posing to federal and provincial governments, as well as individual Canadians, as the country marks the day slavery was abolished in the British Empire. Federal politicians voted unanimously last […]

Elizabeth May is pitching herself as co-leader of the Green Party: sources

Jul 29 2022 — — Former Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May is going to run again for her old job and is proposing to share responsibilities with a co-leader, sources tell CBC News. Multiple sources confirm a report by the Toronto Star that May is set to join the Green Party leadership race. Sources who spoke on the […]

Crisis on ice: What you need to know about the Hockey Canada scandal

Jul 29 2022 — Ashley Burke — MPs called Hockey Canada executives before a parliamentary committee this week and made them swear under oath to tell the truth about an explosive scandal that is shaking the sports world. The controversy started in May when Hockey Canada reached a settlement with a young woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted in London, Ont. […]