National Newswatch

Liberals defeat Conservative motion, marathon votes in the House begin

Mar 22 2018 — Rachel Aiello — The Liberal majority has voted against the Conservatives’ Opposition day motion, triggering what could be a marathon session of voting in the House of Commons. The Conservatives set themselves up for the procedural showdown, based on whether or not the Liberals supported their motion to have a senior bureaucrat testify before a committee about the […]

NDP leader Singh says he’d attend future Sikh-separatist events

Mar 15 2018 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his participation in Sikh nationalist events is not because he is necessarily sympathetic to an Indian separatist movement, but rather because he views the gatherings as an opportunity to share his beliefs, and he won’t hesitate attending events in the future. Singh said that because of his experience dealing personally […]

Declassified video shows U.S. Navy jet encounter with UFO

Mar 12 2018 — — Once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a pattern. The U.S. government has declassified a third video showing an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) moving at high speed below a U.S. Navy jet, in a brief encounter recorded with a high-tech military camera in 2015. The video shows an oblong object moving […]

Air Canada’s computer systems back online following outage

Mar 12 2018 — — Air Canada’s computer systems are back up and running after the company’s airport systems, check in and customer call centres all experienced outages for several hours on Monday. Air Canada confirmed things were back online on Twitter Monday afternoon. “We can confirm airport systems, check-in and customer call centres are now all back online,” the […]

Freeland told India Atwal invite was ‘an honest mistake’

Mar 11 2018 — — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told her Indian counterpart that Jaspal Atwal’s invitation to an event during the government’s official trip to India in February was “an honest mistake.” Atwal, who was convicted of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister in 1986, made international headlines over his attendance at a Mumbai event attended by […]

Ontario PC Party unable to announce new leader; ‘review’ underway

Mar 10 2018 — — The Ontario PC Party has not announced the results of the leadership election as it conducts a review on the vote. Leadership organizing committee chair Hartley Lefton said just before 7:30 p.m. that “a review is underway” and results will be announced “as soon as practicably possible.”

Trudeau names Brenda Lucki new commissioner of the RCMP

Mar 9 2018 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female commissioner of the RCMP. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made the announcement Friday morning at his scheduled event at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Sask. “From the day that she chose the RCMP, assistant commissioner Lucki has […]

Feds to name Brenda Lucki as next RCMP commissioner: sources

Mar 8 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to name assistant commissioner Brenda Lucki as Canada’s first permanent female RCMP commissioner on Friday, CTV News has learned. Lucki is currently the commanding officer of the RCMP depot division in Saskatchewan, a position she’s held since October 2016. The depot division is responsible for training new members of […]

Waving the white flag on Canada as a middle military power

Mar 8 2018 — Don Martin — The most uplifting takeaway from my 2007 Afghanistan embedding with the troops was hearing how our soldiers had never been prouder to serve than being in combat against the tyranny of the Taliban. But a decade later, that pride has gone along with the fall in our status as a middle military power. We continue […]

Atwal apologizes for ’embarrassment’ caused over India incident

Mar 8 2018 — Rachel Aiello — Jaspal Atwal, the attempted murderer who was photographed with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau at an event during the government’s official trip to India in February is apologetic for the “embarrassment” it caused. “In the end, I am sorry for any embarrassment this matter has caused to Canada, India, my community and my family,” Atwal said. Atwal, […]

Bill Nye questions PM Trudeau on Kinder Morgan

Mar 6 2018 — Rachel Aiello — Bill Nye the Science Guy challenged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in front of a university crowd Tuesday, over his approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and Canada’s reliance on fossil fuels. “I’ve gotten a lot of messages from my colleagues in the environmental community, and I have been to Fort McMurray, Alberta, it really is […]