National Newswatch

Sex offender Bill Cosby posts Father’s Day message on social media

Jun 17 2019 — — Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby tweeted a Father’s Day message urging dads to make a “renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose.” “Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father,” the Twitter post read. “so let’s make today a renewed oath to […]

Thousands gathering for Toronto Raptors parade, rally

Jun 17 2019 — — Thousands of people have already gathered outside Toronto City Hall more than five hours before the NBA champion Toronto Raptors will arrive following a parade through city streets. The team will ride on open-air double-decker buses, with the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy in tow, for about two and a half hours starting at 10 a.m. […]

Oprah wears Raptors jacket for stop in Montreal

Jun 17 2019 — — Even Oprah Winfrey has Raptors fever. The famed talk show host and entertainment mogul was in Montreal Sunday night for a stop on her Your Path Made Clear book tour sporting a Toronto Raptors jacket. In a video posted to Instagram, Winfrey toys with wearing a personalized jersey for her show

Former ambassador to China calls current tensions with Canada ‘unprecedented’

Jun 13 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — The current diplomatic spat between Canada and China amounts to the “worst crisis” Canada’s former ambassador to China has ever seen in diplomatic relations between the two countries. “It’s really an unprecedented situation,” Guy Saint-Jacques, who served as Canada’s ambassador to China from 2012 to 2016, told Don Martin during an interview for CTV’s Power […]

Ambrose accuses Conservatives of blocking judges’ training, UNDRIP bills

Jun 13 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Former interim leader of the federal Conservative Party Rona Ambrose is accusing her former caucus colleagues of blocking her private member’s bill requiring sexual assault education for would-be judges to ensure that another bill about Indigenous rights does not pass. In a tweet on Wednesday Ambrose said she was told the Conservatives will “block” her […]

Trudeau plans to meet with Trump in Washington this month: source

Jun 12 2019 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to visit Washington, D.C. to meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month in advance of the G20 summit in Japan, a government source tells CTV News. No date for the meeting has been confirmed yet. Trudeau intends to discuss with Trump the ratification of the new USMCA deal […]

MPs to begin debating new NAFTA bill

Jun 11 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Members of Parliament will begin debating the new NAFTA implementation bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Bill C-100, the “Canada United States Mexico Agreement Implementation Act” was tabled on May 29 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This is the first time the legislation is coming up for debate since then, which has prompted […]

Canadian man shot in Sint Maarten has died: Global Affairs

Jun 9 2019 — Josh Dehaas — A Canadian citizen who was shot in Sint Maarten has died in Florida, Global Affairs Canada confirms. “Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities in Florida and are providing consular assistance to the family,” a spokesperson told CTV News in a statement. “Due to the provisions under the Privacy Act, no further information […]

Climate change more likely to influence female voters: Nanos survey

Jun 6 2019 — Rachel Aiello — How a party pledges to handle climate change is more likely to influence female voters and voters in Quebec, and this could be bad news for the Conservative party, says pollster Nik Nanos. According to a new Nanos Research survey commissioned by CTV News, nearly six in 10 Canadians surveyed say that climate change will […]

Chinese Ambassador urges Canada to forge its own path on Huawei and 5G

Jun 4 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye says national security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei are “unfounded” and “baseless,” pushing for Canada to decide for itself whether to go ahead with including Huawei in its core advanced 5G network. “Canada is independent country, and you have institutions very competent to evaluate this problem,” Lu told […]