National Newswatch

‘I don’t trust my neighbours:’ Liberal riding association reports increased vandal, violence against supporters

Oct 10 2019 — Sarah Turnbull — A Liberal riding association in Ottawa said the destruction of Liberal campaign material has ramped up “phenomenally” since the last election campaign four years ago. In an interview with, the Liberal campaign manager for Kanata-Carleton, Randy Boucher, said he received a phone call recently from a supporter who had a car drive up on […]

Singh’s popularity soars, but party fails to follow suit: Nanos

Oct 9 2019 — — Over the course of the campaign, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s personal popularity has been steadily increasing, but the same can’t be said for his party. That’s according to polling data from Nanos Research, commissioned by CTV News and The Globe and Mail, which saw the NDP leader’s support surge 10 points from the beginning of […]

Low-income Canadians struggling to pay for medications plead for pharmacare

Oct 9 2019 — — Three of the major federal parties have promised they’ll introduce universal pharmacare if elected. While the details and costs of their plans differ, coverage of drug prescriptions would help the almost one million low-income Canadians who are struggling to pay for prescription medication, with some going without food and heat to pay for drugs, according […]

Truth Tracker: Conservatives falsely claim Trudeau lowered taxes for millionaires

Oct 9 2019 — — During Monday’s election debate the Conservative Party joined other parties in live-tweeting the debate in real time on Twitter. But those tweets weren’t always reliable. About 30 minutes into the debate, the Conservatives tweeted that it had been “confirmed by the media that Justin Trudeau lowered taxes for millionaires.” The tweet then linked to a […]

Booted Conservative candidate ‘running independently’ but still listed with CPC on ballot

Oct 8 2019 — Ben Cousins, The Canadian Press — A former federal Conservative candidate in British Columbia who was kicked out of the party for homophobic remarks says she’s now “running independently,” even though her campaign still appeared to be using the Conservative Party logo this week. Heather Leung, who was running for the Conservatives in Burnaby North-Seymour, was removed from the party last […]

Singh pledges to fund and secure clean drinking water for all First Nations communities

Oct 5 2019 — Sarah Turnbull — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said if elected, his party would do whatever it takes to ensure clean drinking water for First Nations communities facing countless long-term water advisories. Speaking to reporters in Grassy Narrows First Nations alongside Chief Rudy Turtle, Singh said as prime minister he would prioritize a “$19 million treatment centre” requested by […]

Suddenly, Scheer is on trial by fire

Oct 4 2019 — Don Martin — Talk to a true-blue Conservative for more than five minutes and it inevitably comes out. Their eyes glaze over, they sigh and say something like: “Imagine if we had Rona Ambrose or Lisa Raitt or Peter MacKay as leader. The majority would be in the bag.” Well, maybe.

‘Have to be honest with Canadians’ when vying to become PM: Trudeau on Scheer’s citizenship

Oct 4 2019 — Sarah Turnbull — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said anyone seeking the top political post in Canada must be transparent with Canadians about their past, as he responded to questions about his main opponent’s citizenship. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City this morning, Trudeau was asked about his views on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s dual citizenship in the United […]

Singh has ‘totally abandoned’ NDP legacy with Quebec secularism bill stance: Mulcair

Oct 3 2019 — Rachel Gilmore — Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair said his successor Jagmeet Singh has “completely abandoned” Mulcair’s legacy of defending religious rights in his handling of the debate over Quebec’s secularism bill. In 2015, Mulcair paid a political price in Quebec after he supported women’s right to wear a niqab. Then-prime minister Stephen Harper was trying to ban […]