National Newswatch

‘Canada’s answer to Lady Gaga’: Celine Dion takes Paris Fashion Week by storm

Jul 3 2019 — — Paris Fashion Week is underway and Celine Dion has been basking in the limelight with her bold, colourful and unconventional outfits. Harper’s Bazaar called one of her outfits “legendary;” USA Today described some of her looks as “wacky couture;” and CNN’s Marianna Cerini dubbing Dion as the “queen of couture week.” One of those ensembles […]

On Canada Day, Trump says relationship ‘one of the most important,’ vows to maintain it

Jul 1 2019 — Rachel Aiello — Americans view the bilateral relationship with Canada as “one of the most important” relationships and will work to maintain it, according to U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement congratulating his neighbours to the north on the occasion of Canada Day, Trump offered his “best wishes for your nation’s bright future.” “Since its founding, Canada […]

Thousands gather to form world’s largest human maple leaf

Jun 29 2019 — — An Ontario community now has bragging rights to an official Guinness world record after forming the world’s largest-ever human maple leaf. A total of 3,942 people dressed in red T-shirts gathered at Centennial Park in Trenton, Ont. on Saturday to form the massive, 11-point leaf. The record-breaking event, held on the Canada Day long weekend, […]

CN train derails inside international Port Huron-to-Sarnia tunnel

Jun 28 2019 — — A CN train derailed inside the Port Huron-to-Sarnia rail tunnel under the St. Clair River Friday morning. According to Port Huron city manager James Freed, no injuries have been reported and there’s no threat to public safety as a result of the train derailment. Freed said U.S. Homeland Security and Emergency Management agencies have been […]

Canada still shipping LAVs to Saudi Arabia despite human rights concerns

Jun 27 2019 — — Canada shows no signs of slowing down shipments of light-armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia despite deepening concerns of human rights abuses and an outstanding debt to Canada of more than $1 billion. A new report from Global Affairs reveals that, from 2016 to 2018, Canada shipped 217 armoured combat vehicles – almost all of them […]

Dean French ‘no longer has any influence’ in PC government, Ford says

Jun 25 2019 — — Premier Doug Ford is reassuring his Progressive Conservative caucus that his former chief of staff Dean French “no longer has any influence” in his government. Ford sent a caucus-wide email Tuesday afternoon, three days after French resigned amid a public appointment scandal in which two people with personal connections to French were given high-salaried government […]