National Newswatch

‘I have not done anything wrong’: Top military commander says he wants his job back

Oct 14 2021 — Rachel Aiello — Canada’s top military commander Admiral Art McDonald wants his job back, saying that he has “been exonerated,” and remains a “champion of culture change” within the Canadian Armed Forces. McDonald is currently on leave as commander of the Canadian Armed Forces, but speaking to CTV National News’ Genevieve Beauchemin for the first time on camera […]

Expect vaccine passports for travel ‘in the next couple of months’: LeBlanc

Oct 10 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — It could still be a while before Canadians can access a singular proof-of-vaccination system for international travel, according to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, LeBlanc said that while Ottawa is still aiming for a “fall” timeline to implement the framework, he expects it to go live […]

Most Canadians support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening, disrespectful unvaccinated patients: Nanos survey

Oct 10 2021 — — Nearly two-thirds of Canadians say they support health-care workers refusing treatment to threatening or disrespectful patients who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, according to a new survey from Nanos Research. The poll, conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored by CTV News, found that 40 per cent of Canadians support and 24 per cent somewhat support health-care […]

Conservatives still considering position on federal vaccine policy, MP says

Oct 9 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Conservative MP Michael Chong says the party is still studying the government’s new mandatory vaccine policy before taking a position on the issue. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Chong said the measure, announced last week, which requires “core” federal public servants to attest to being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. […]

Fourth COVID-19 wave levelling off, vaccination key to avoiding resurgence: PHAC modelling

Oct 8 2021 — Rachel Aiello — The Delta-driven fourth wave of the pandemic appears to be levelling off nationally, although people who are unvaccinated continue to experience severe outcomes from COVID-19 infections at “elevated rates,” according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam. While daily case counts have slowed, new national modelling released Friday shows that in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and […]

O’Toole vows to learn from election loss after MPs give themselves the power to remove him

Oct 5 2021 — Rachel Aiello — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is pledging to be held accountable and learn from his party’s 2021 federal election loss, after his caucus voted to give themselves the power to potentially oust him. Following a key post-election meeting where he faced a divided caucus upset by various elements of O’Toole’s national campaign, O’Toole said he remains […]

Alberta Premier Kenney’s approval rating plummets in new Think HQ poll

Oct 4 2021 — — A Think HQ poll released Monday suggests Premier Jason Kenney is continuing to see a decline in approval of his leadership in Alberta. More than 1,100 respondents gave their opinion on the Kenney’s leadership, with only 22 percent of offering any degree of approval for the first-term premier. Of the respondents, 77 per cent disapprove […]

Conservative caucus to vote on whether to enact power to remove O’Toole

Oct 4 2021 — — The federal Conservatives will be holding its first post-election in-person caucus meeting on Tuesday, where the incoming slate of MPs are expected to vote on whether or not to give themselves the power to potentially oust Erin O’Toole. It’s one of four key votes that the caucus is expected to take during the meeting, in […]