National Newswatch

‘Evidence of a genocide’ found during search of Alta. residential school: First Nation investigators

Jan 24 2023 — — An organization investigating unmarked graves near a residential school in eastern Alberta says it has uncovered “physical and documented evidence of a genocide.” The Acimowin Opaspiw Society (AOS) released details of its preliminary report Tuesday into “missing children and unmarked burials” at Blue Quills Residential School. “The investigation’s theory regarding the missing children of the […]

Canada yet to decide on repatriating Canadian men from Syria: PM

Jan 24 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has yet to decide if it will appeal or accept a federal court order to repatriate Canadian men who have been jailed in northeastern Syria. The men are suspected of joining ISIS during Syria’s civil war, but none have been charged. “We’re looking at it carefully. Obviously – […]

A bold move by Trudeau

Jan 23 2023 — Tom Mulcair — In an exclusive interview with La Presse, published over the weekend, Justin Trudeau once again displayed the type of “all-in” moxie that has helped him win election after election. Trudeau deliberately took aim at François Legault and his repeated use of the “notwithstanding clause.” That clause has prevented the courts from striking down discriminatory laws […]

Will Canada send tanks to Ukraine if Germany gives green light? Anand won’t say

Jan 22 2023 — — Defence Minister Anita Anand says she has “no news to share” on whether Canada is willing to send some of its battle tanks to Ukraine — should Germany greenlight the export — following a meeting of 50 allied defence leaders this week. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly issued pleas for tanks, although members of […]

Trudeau has a new retirement roadmap, now that Ardern’s called it quits

Jan 19 2023 — Don Martin — When it comes to finding his exit ramp, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a new retirement roadmap. On the far side of the planet a once-popular feminist prime minister, who battled violent Parliament-obstructing protests over pandemic policy, divided the population over its vaccination status, fought to green up resource industries and struggled with an economy […]

Federal Conservatives open up 7-point lead over Liberals to start 2023: Nanos

Jan 18 2023 — — The federal Conservatives have gained a seven-point lead over the Liberals in the latest weekly ballot tracking by Nanos Research. According to 1,084 random interviews conducted during the week ending Jan. 13, Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives would capture 35.6 per cent of the vote if an election were held today, while the Liberals would get 28.3 […]

‘A lot of work to do’ but Trudeau ‘confident’ premiers will agree to health funding deal

Jan 17 2023 — Rachel Aiello — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says federal health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was right in saying there is “still lots of work to do” before reaching a deal with the provinces for increased health-care funding, but that he’s “confident” that the two levels of government will get there. “I’m glad that the health minister is pointing out […]

‘We’re close to a deal’: Moe on a federal health deal with the provinces

Jan 17 2023 — — Saskatchewan’s premier says he believes a provincial-federal health-care deal is close. “I do believe that we are close to a deal,” Scott Moe said on CTV News Channel’s Power Play with Vassy Kapelos Monday. “We are much closer to a deal than we were a few months ago,” he said. Moe told Kapelos that while […]