National Newswatch

Karina Gould applauded for breastfeeding son in House of Commons

Jun 21 2018 — — Liberal MP Karina Gould made history back in March when she became the first cabinet minister to have a baby while in office. On Tuesday, she made headlines again when she chose to breastfeed her three-month-old son during question period in the House of Commons. Gould, who serves as democratic institutions minister, could be seen […]

Trudeau India trip included $17K for celebrity chef, $3.6K for hockey jerseys

Jun 20 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s February trip to India included payments of more than $17,000 for a Vancouver-based celebrity chef and nearly $3,600 for Team Canada hockey jerseys, according to documents. The prime minister headed to India in mid-February for a nine-day state visit with a delegation of ministers, parliamentarians and other dignitaries and officials. The […]

PM to announce by day’s end when pot will be legal in Canada

Jun 20 2018 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday afternoon when marijuana will become legal in Canada. According to Bill Blair, the Liberals’ point person on pot, Trudeau will be the one to make the declaration during his end of session news conference set for 4:30 p.m. This announcement comes after a historic vote in […]

Trump accuses Canadians of smuggling U.S. goods across border

Jun 19 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump is accusing Canadians of buying goods in the U.S. and smuggling them home across the border because of tariffs, while pledging that Canada will no longer “take advantage” of the U.S. Speaking to the National Federation of Independent Business in D.C., Trump cited a story in a “major newspaper” about Canadians […]

Malfunctioning sensor another ‘snag’ for prime minister’s aging plane

Jun 17 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s flight to India in February was delayed due to a malfunctioning engine light, raising more questions about the government’s aging executive aircraft. Emails obtained by CTV’s Mercedes Stephenson through an access to information request show that a gauge designed to monitor engine temperature began “fluctuating randomly” during the Feb. 16 flight […]

Most Canadians support helping Rohingya, split on border crossings: Nanos survey

Jun 17 2018 — — The majority of Canadians support government efforts to help Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, but the country is divided over how to handle asylum seekers illegally entering from the United States, a new Nanos Research survey conducted for CTV News suggests. When asked how welcoming the Canadian government should be to asylum […]

Authorities investigating death threat against U.S. ambassador to Canada

Jun 15 2018 — Richard Madan — U.S. and Canadian law enforcement are investigating a death threat against America’s ambassador to Canada along with a suspicious “white powder” substance mailed to her residence in Ottawa. An email sent to all embassy staff say the incident happened around 10:30 yesterday morning after an off-site mailroom supervisor “encountered white powder while screening a letter […]

Time for Trudeau to take aim at Trump’s base

Jun 14 2018 — Don Martin — The kneejerk Canadian reaction to this week’s presidential provocations is to hate America. Boycott everything made-in-the-USA. Vacation north of the border this summer. Or, if you’re the spouse of a senior Liberal cabinet minister, jokingly advocate we invade. No. Stop. Please.

Angry Canadians are shopping ‘Trump free’ after attacks on Trudeau

Jun 13 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be taking a “cooler heads” approach to the barrage of insults from U.S. President Donald Trump and his top aides as Canada-U.S. trade tensions thicken, but consumers north of the border are proving less stoic. Scores of shoppers and travellers are mounting strikes against America’s pocketbook by boycotting U.S. goods […]

Freeland calls ‘ad hominem attacks’ from U.S. inappropriate

Jun 10 2018 — Josh Dehaas — U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to lash out at Canada is prompting reaction by high-profile figures including Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and former prime minster Stephen Harper. On Saturday, Trump tweeted that Trudeau is “very dishonest and weak.” On Sunday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told Fox News that Trudeau “deserves a special […]

Trump bashes Trudeau as ‘very dishonest and weak’ as G7 agreement crumbles

Jun 9 2018 — — Leaders of the G7 alliance produced a carefully crafted communique Saturday that struck a fragile consensus on difficult issues like Russia and trade — only to have Donald Trump rescind his support after the fact. Just hours after agreeing to the joint communique with his G7 allies, the U.S. president tweeted from his plane that […]

NDP Leader Singh open to bilateral trade deal with Trump

Jun 9 2018 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh would be open to signing a bilateral trade deal with the United States if President Donald Trump decides to tear up NAFTA. In an interview with Evan Solomon, host of CTV’s Question Period, the federal leader of the New Democrats said as long as the agreement is fair, he’s willing to […]

New senators sworn in hours before pot vote

Jun 7 2018 — — Two new independent senators appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have been sworn in just hours before the upper chamber’s critical vote on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Donna Dasko, a pollster and media commentator, now represents Ontario. Former judge Pierre Dalphond takes a seat representing Quebec.