National Newswatch

Emergency parliamentary debate on pandemic devolves into partisan finger-pointing

Apr 22 2021 — — An emergency parliamentary debate that was supposed to be a forum for cross-party collaboration on better ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic devolved Wednesday into another round of partisan finger-pointing. Veteran Green MP Elizabeth May requested the debate, arguing that the wildfire spread of more contagious and deadly variants of the COVID-19 virus requires politicians […]

Vancouver star Ludi Lin says ‘Mortal Kombat’ is an ‘apt metaphor’ for world divisions

Apr 21 2021 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — "Mortal Kombat" may be based on a hit video-game franchise, but Vancouver-raised star Ludi Lin says it serves as an "apt metaphor" for divisions in the world. The action film about an ancient battle between two realms arrives Friday in available theatres and premium video on demand platforms, providing blockbuster Asian onscreen representation […]

Vancouver star Ludi Lin says ‘Mortal Kombat’ is an ‘apt metaphor’ for world divisions

Apr 21 2021 — Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — "Mortal Kombat" may be based on a hit video-game franchise, but Vancouver-raised star Ludi Lin says it serves as an "apt metaphor" for divisions in the world. The action film about an ancient battle between two realms arrives Friday in available theatres and premium video on demand platforms, providing blockbuster Asian onscreen representation […]

Former Trudeau adviser to testify before committee on Vance allegations: chairwoman

Apr 21 2021 — — The chairwoman of a parliamentary committee examining allegations of sexual misconduct involving former defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former adviser has agreed to appear before the panel. Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon, who chairs the House of Commons defence committee, confirmed that members have been told Elder Marques is prepared to […]

Trudeau appoints Ralph Goodale as Canada’s new commissioner in the U.K.

Apr 21 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed former Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale as high commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. Goodale will advise Trudeau on how the two countries should work together to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, fight climate change, pursue post-Brexit trade and build back after the pandemic. The high commission […]

Trudeau appoints Ralph Goodale as Canada’s new commissioner in the U.K.

Apr 21 2021 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed former Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale as high commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. Goodale will advise Trudeau on how the two countries should work together to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, fight climate change, pursue post-Brexit trade and build back after the pandemic. The high commission of Canada […]

Trudeau appoints Ralph Goodale as Canada’s new commissioner in the U.K.

Apr 21 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed former Liberal cabinet minister Ralph Goodale as high commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom. Goodale will advise Trudeau on how the two countries should work together to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, fight climate change, pursue post-Brexit trade and build back after the pandemic. The high commission […]

Three confidence votes to determine fate of minority Liberal government

Apr 21 2021 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — A pair of proposed changes to the federal budget put forward by opposition parties will determine whether the minority Liberal government will fall, triggering a process that could culminate in an election. The government said it has informed opposition parties that two votes in the House of Commons — on a Bloc Québécois […]