National Newswatch

Feds’ goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes to Canada

Jul 29 2021 — — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government’s goal is to have Afghans who assisted Canada and now face dangers on planes out of the war-torn country as quickly as possible. Freeland responded today to criticism after the Immigration Department released an application form for eligible Afghans to fill out within just 72 hours, […]

Canadians Filmer, Janssens capture rowing bronze in women’s pair

Jul 28 2021 — — Canada has its first rowing medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Victoria’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, B.C., took bronze on Thursday in the women’s pair with a time of six minutes 52.10 seconds. The 2018 world champions finished behind the gold-medal winning duo of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand (6:50.19) […]

Green party bleeding cash amid legal battles with Annamie Paul

Jul 28 2021 — — The Green party is poised to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal battles with leader Annamie Paul, worsening an already rough financial situation as a federal election nears. At a meeting of the Greens’ federal council last night, executives of the party said it spent about $100,000 on legal fees in July, […]