National Newswatch

Federal budget expected to have more wiggle room, even with weaker outlook

Mar 14 2019 — — The improved economy is expected to give the Trudeau government more fiscal room than anticipated in next week’s pre-election budget — but a wobbly economic finish to 2018 means conditions could look much different as the October vote approaches. An abrupt deceleration in economic growth over the final three months of 2018 has dimmed the […]

O’Rourke tells El Paso TV station he’s in race for president

Mar 14 2019 — — Democrat Beto O’Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he’s running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote: “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It’s […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 14 2019 — Jordan Press, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is closing Canadian skies to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effectively grounding the planes over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed everyone on board, including 18 Canadians. The decision to ground the planes is a precautionary move that was made after a review […]

Hiller says suspension from Tory caucus was over clashes with Ford advisers

Mar 13 2019 — — A provincial politician who was suspended indefinitely from the Progressive Conservative caucus last month says he was removed for clashing with some of the premier’s most senior advisers. In a letter to party members in his eastern Ontario riding, Randy Hillier claims he wasn’t suspended for comments he made in the legislature, as Premier Doug […]

RCMP found no evidence Jean Chretien lobbied illegally on N.S. visit: premier

Mar 13 2019 — — Nova Scotia’s premier says the RCMP has found no evidence that former prime minister Jean Chretien carried out illegal lobbying during a visit to his Halifax office last year. Stephen McNeil said a complaint that Chretien carried out lobbying without registering had been investigated and dropped, citing a news release from the Mounties. The Mounties […]

Garneau orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8s over safety concerns

Mar 13 2019 — — Transport Minister Marc Garneau is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes in Canada over safety concerns arising from the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all on board, including 18 Canadians. Garneau says the decision to ground the plane was made after a review of the evidence about the aircraft. Garneau has […]

Sunwing temporarily grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft for ‘commercial reasons’

Mar 13 2019 — Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press — MONTREAL — Sunwing Airlines is temporarily grounding its four Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed all 157 people on board. The Canadian low-cost airline says in a statement Tuesday night that it made the decision for "evolving commercial reasons" unrelated to safety, including airspace restrictions being […]