National Newswatch

Former CSIS director responds to allegations of toxic workplace culture

Jul 15 2017 — — The former director of Canada’s spy agency is responding to allegations of a workplace environment tainted by racism, homophobia, and discrimination against Muslims. A lawsuit is seeking $35 million in damages. The allegations against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service were made by veterans of the organization in a court document obtained by CTV News. None […]

Liberal Senator Demands Beyak Resign from Committee

Apr 4 2017 — Kris Sims — A Senator who represents a First Nations reserve is boycotting the Senate Aboriginal Affairs Committee until Senator Lynn Beyak steps down following her controversial statements about the forced Indian Residential Schools. “She should apologize for her comments, her comments hurt thousands of people, I don’t think they deserve that and I want her off of […]

Andrew Scheer offers to sign Kevin O’Leary’s leadership nomination papers

Jan 9 2017 — Kris Sims — A prominent Conservative leadership candidate is calling on business television star Kevin O’Leary to put his money where his mouth is. Former Speaker of the House of Commons Andrew Scheer is offering to personally sign O’Leary’s leadership race nomination papers – but only if he joins the fray before the Quebec City televised debate set […]

O’Leary calls for Canadian Peacekeepers in Syria within 6 months

Dec 16 2016 — Kris Sims — Kevin O’Leary thinks Canada should send Canadian Armed Forces peacekeepers to Syria within the next six months. The business television star and potential Conservative Party Leadership candidate also says that the Canadian military should be deployed solely as peacekeepers in future because “there’s nothing proud about being a warrior.” “Syria itself has to get a […]

Veteran Fights for Service Dog Fairness

Dec 8 2016 — Kris Sims — A Star of Courage Veteran is asking the Trudeau government for fair treatment of PTSD Service Dogs. “My dog is my lifeline, without her I am not here. She saved my life,” Captain (ret’d) Medric Cousineau told CFRA’s Evan Solomon on Ottawa Now. “The impact that these dogs have on our lives: this is not […]

Trudeau Swag offered to Military Members and Public Servants

Nov 29 2016 — Kris Sims — Military men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces are being offered boxing gloves signed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as part of a campaign to raise money for a charity. Other federal departments are also participating by offering the prize gloves to civilian public servants.

Thunder Bay jail guard says Capay spoke to Naqvi

Nov 23 2016 — Kris Sims — A Thunder Bay Prison guard says his memory of Ontario Minister Yasir Naqvi meeting and speaking with inmate Adam Capay is crystal clear. Naqvi, then serving as the Ontario Corrections Minister, was visiting the northern Ontario facility after a prison riot had occurred. The guard said the Minister responsible met Capay, spoke with him briefly […]

Leitch immigration policies come under fire

Nov 15 2016 — Kris Sims — Conservative Party leadership candidates are taking aim at Kellie Leitch’s proposed Canadian values test that calls for face-to-face interviews with every immigrant. “She obviously knows nothing about the last few decades of experience of Canadian immigration programs and policies,” former Minister of Immigration and fellow leadership candidate Chris Alexander told Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon. […]

Ontario Prison Guard: One year in segregation not uncommon

Oct 28 2016 — Kris Sims — A Thunder Bay prison guard who knows Adam Capay says inmates are commonly held in segregation for more than one year in Ontario. Capay, 23, has been held in solitary segregation for more than four years while awaiting trial. Over the 52 months in segregation Capay’s lights were left on in his cell for 24 […]

Feds Not Marking Parliament Hill Attack Anniversary

Oct 20 2016 — Kris Sims — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has no plans to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on Parliament Hill and the slaying of Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial. “I am not aware of any plans to mark the anniversary this year,” Zoltan Csepregi, Manager of Media Relations for Veterans Affairs […]

Senator Brazeau: Investigations took a toll on Duffy and Wallin

Sep 27 2016 — Kris Sims — Newly reinstated Senator Patrick Brazeau met with fellow Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin last week, and says the recent expense investigations took tough tolls on all of them. “I spoke with both of them last week, we had a dinner comprised of independent senators trying to move forward,” Senator Brazeau told Bell Media National […]

Wynne says Hydro Cost Hikes “worth it”

Sep 22 2016 — Kris Sims — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the soaring energy bills in the province are “worth the cost” if it means the air is cleaner. Ontario’s Auditor General has reported that Ontarians have over-paid $37 billion for power between 2006 to 2014 and will hand over $133 billion more by 2032 because of a “global adjustment” electricity […]