National Newswatch

Conservative Leader offers to save National Archives Program if elected PM

May 10 2019 — — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has promised to save the jobs of 34 employees with developmental disabilities. CTV news first broke the story earlier this week that the national archives program was ending. This morning, Scheer met with the workers to reassure them that won’t happen, telling the workers that they will have jobs well into […]

BBC radio host fired over royal baby chimp tweet

May 9 2019 — — A veteran BBC radio host has been fired over a “racist” tweet about the new royal baby. Danny Baker, who presents a show on BBC Radio 5 Live, tweeted then deleted an image comparing newborn Archie Harrison to a chimp. The 61-year-old apologized and deleted the tweet but later slammed the BBC for the way […]

Green Party’s Paul Manly wins B.C.’s Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection

May 7 2019 — — Voters in Nanaimo, B.C., elected the Green Party’s Paul Manly as their new member of Parliament, barely six months before October’s federal election. With about 93 per cent of the ballots counted in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection, Manly has taken about 38 per cent of the vote. John Hirst, the Conservative candidate, is a distant second […]

Tories pounce on Liberal MP’s intent to testify at Norman trial

May 6 2019 — — On Monday, the federal Conservatives seized on the news that former star candidate and now outgoing Liberal MP Andrew Leslie is on the witness list to testify, if called, against the government on behalf of suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. In the first question period since CTV News first reported that Leslie was willing to testify […]

Liberals increasing Canada child benefit, to come into effect this summer

May 6 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The federal government has announced they will be increasing the Canada child benefit program this summer, meaning families who qualify across the country will be receiving slightly larger payments just three months before going to the polls. Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos announced the increase — which will come into effect […]

Canada calls on U.S. to take action in China dispute: source

May 6 2019 — — Top Canadian officials are pushing the U.S. to take action to help calm the ongoing dispute with China, CTV News has learned. Sources confirm that Canada wants the U.S. to speak directly with China on Ottawa’s behalf. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Canada’s ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton […]

Liberals plan increase to Canada child benefit

May 5 2019 — — Some middle class families will have a little more money in their pockets when the federal election rolls around, as the Liberals prepare to announce an increase to the Canada child benefit (CCB). CTV News has learned that Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will announce an increase to the CCB on Monday morning. The increase […]

Liberal MP Andrew Leslie set to testify against feds at Mark Norman trial: sources

May 3 2019 — — Former star candidate and now outgoing Liberal MP Andrew Leslie is on the witness list to testify if called, against the government on behalf of suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman in the high-profile case about the alleged leak of cabinet documents, CTV News has learned. Leslie, who represents the Ottawa riding of Orleans and was previously […]

Kenney plans to campaign against Trudeau, but not with government-funded ads

May 2 2019 — Rachel Aiello — New Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he has “no intention” of running any government-funded advertising campaigns that could be seen as wading into the federal race. In an interview on CTV’s Power Play, Kenney said that his government has “no intention of intervening in the federal election with tax dollars.” “I’ll be out there, unapologetically […]

Where is your climate change plan? Liberal ministers ask Scheer

Apr 29 2019 — Rachel Aiello — The House of Commons resumed sitting on Monday for what’s set to be an intense session before Parliament adjourns for the last time before the federal election will be called, and the governing Liberals came out swinging bright and early against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and Finance Minister […]

Trudeau in Cambridge today for major announcement at Toyota plant

Apr 29 2019 — — For the second time this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the Region of Waterloo. Trudeau will be at the Cambridge Toyota plant this afternoon for, what’s expected to be, a major manufacturing announcement. The Prime Minister will be joined by Fred Volf, the president of Toyota Canada.