National Newswatch

NDP calls on feds to launch public inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 18 2019 — Rachel Aiello — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to launch a public inquiry into the allegations of PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case. “It’s become clear now that we need a public inquiry to get to the bottom of what’s happened,” Singh told reporters in Burnaby on Monday. The Globe and Mail has […]

Canadian ‘ISIS bride’ in Syria: ‘I should be allowed to go home’

Feb 18 2019 — — A pregnant Alberta woman who moved to Syria with her ISIS-supporting husband and their two young boys says she wants to return to Canada. The woman, whose first name is Amy, is one of four Canadian ISIS brides who spoke to CTV News from inside the Kurdish-run Al-Hawl refugee camp in eastern Syria. Amy, who […]

RCAF welcomes first 2 used Australian F-18 jets

Feb 17 2019 — — The Royal Canadian Air Force marked the arrival of two used Australian fighter jets with a ceremony on Sunday in Cold Lake, Alta. Canada is buying 18 used F-18s and parts from Australia to address a shortage of fighter jets between now and 2032, when 88 new fighter aircraft are expected to be in operation. […]

House explosion reported in Calgary; multiple homes catch fire

Feb 17 2019 — — There were reports of a house explosion in southeast Calgary with fire crews arriving to find one house completely engulfed in flames early Sunday morning. According to a Calgary fire spokesperson, at around 4:22 a.m. MST, they received approximately 25 calls from Calgary residents in the city’s Douglas Glen Close area who said they were […]

If House committee falls flat, Scheer may seek Senate study of SNC-Lavalin affair

Feb 17 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sees the Senate as “an option” for a secondary parliamentary investigation into allegations of PMO interference in the SNC-Lavalin case, should the House justice committee’s limited probe fall flat. On CTV’s Question Period, Scheer was asked if he plans to approach Conservative senators about seeking a study of the issue, if […]

Freeland urges Canadians to ‘consider leaving’ Haiti

Feb 16 2019 — — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has urged Canadians in Haiti to take commercial flights out of the crisis-hit Caribbean country while they still can. In a conference call from the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top global defence and foreign policy officials, Freeland told media that her department is following developments in Haiti […]

‘Damage is done’ in Indigenous community over Wilson-Raybould’s treatment: Kinew

Feb 16 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew says the federal Liberal government’s treatment of Jody Wilson-Raybould in the SNC-Lavalin scandal has done serious damage to the party’s reputation with Indigenous people in Canada. Indigenous people have “made up their mind” on the issue, Kinew told CTV Question Period host Evan Solomon during an interview airing Sunday. “Jody […]

PM: Wilson-Raybould would still be Justice Minister if Brison hadn’t resigned

Feb 15 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that, if Scott Brison had not stepped down from cabinet, “Jody Wilson-Raybould would still be minister of justice and attorney general.” Trudeau’s remarks come after reports that the Prime Minister’s Office allegedly tried to influence Wilson-Raybould to ask prosecutors to strike a deal with the Quebec engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, which […]

Chief: Treatment of Wilson-Raybould could cost Trudeau ‘all First Nation votes’

Feb 14 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — A prominent B.C. chief is predicting the prime minister’s treatment of former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould will cost Justin Trudeau “all First Nation votes.” Bill Chamberlin, the vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), told CTV Power Play host Don Martin on Thursday that First Nation leaders across the country are “absolutely appalled” […]

‘I broke no laws there’: Canadian ISIS fighter wants help to return home

Feb 12 2019 — — An Ontario man who spent four years fighting for ISIS and used social media to recruit others now wants to return home with the help of the Canadian government. Canadian Mohammed Ali says the Islamic State terror group is abandoning its foreign militants as it continues losing ground against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. The 28-year-old says […]

Global Affairs aware of Canadians detained in Syria

Feb 10 2019 — — Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that it is aware of Canadian citizens being detained in Syria. That confirmation came Saturday after CNN reported that it had interviewed two Canadian women who had recently fled one of ISIS’ last remaining strongholds: the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The two women, who spoke fluent English, said […]