National Newswatch

New national group forms to combat racism against Asian Canadians

Apr 27 2020 — — A network of Asian Canadians — including a former Alberta MLA — has formed in order to combat racism that has emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Canadians Together to End Racism (ACT2endracism) is calling for federal Conservative leadership candidate Derek Sloan to be kicked out of his party after remarks made against Chief Public […]

The road to Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak: timeline of federal government failure at border to slow the virus

Mar 28 2020 — David Staples — When the COVID-19 crises first hit in late January, Ottawa MPs of all political stripes weren’t satisfied with the federal government’s assurances that Canada had the problem under control. For the next two months, until major changes were at last made to our border policy in late March, the MPs dug into that policy, asking […]

Chaos has come to Canada — and it could quickly get much worse

Feb 12 2020 — — Chaos has come to Canada. If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not make the right moves in the next month, the chaos will become more intense and have a different flavour. It won’t only be wild-eyed activists blockading roads, railways and legislature buildings, it will be the people of Alberta rising up against Ottawa like […]

Don’t let Frontier mine be a political football

Feb 10 2020 — Pierre Gratton — The federal government has the opportunity to show all Canadians that Canada’s review process works — that projects like Frontier, led by a Canadian corporate leader such as Teck, can complete a world-class, independent and rigorous assessment effectively and achieve a favourable recommendation by an independent panel supported by the provincial government, and, most importantly, […]

‘This is a slippery slope’: Petition against Liberal assault rifle ban receives thousands of signatures

Jan 27 2020 — — An Alberta-led federal petition opposing a ban on military-style assault rifles without first having a debate has received more than a hundred-thousand signatures in just a short period of time. As of Saturday, the 60-day petition, known online as e-2341, has received more than 107,000 signatures since launching on Dec. 17. The petition’s main problem […]

Are Trudeau Liberals gearing up to make historic slap down of Canada’s Indigenous people?

Jan 22 2020 — David Staples — The Trudeau Liberals will engage in a historic slap down of Canada’s Indigenous people if they rule against the Teck Frontier oilsands project. Teck negotiated for years with the 14 Indigenous groups that will live next door to the gargantuan $20.6-billion Frontier project. The company came to economic opportunity and environmental stewardship agreements with 14 […]

Trudeau to attend Edmonton memorial service for victims of plane disaster

Jan 11 2020 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in Edmonton on Sunday afternoon to speak at a memorial service honouring victims of the plane crash in Iran. The public service will run from 3-5 p.m. at the University of Alberta’s Saville Community Sports Centre to remember those who died in the destruction of Ukrainian Airlines International flight […]

Jim Prentice Wildlife Corridor near Crowsnest Pass gets $500K funding boost

Jan 10 2020 — — The Crowsnest Pass wildlife corridor named in memory of former premier Jim Prentice has nearly all the land it needs to start construction, and it’s getting a $500,000 assist from Canadian Pacific Railway. The Nature Conservancy of Canada announced in October 2018 that the corridor would be named in tribute to Prentice. It’s planned to […]

Pipeline industry faces double Trudeau and Trump whammy but is still cautiously optimistic

Jan 8 2020 — David Staples — Alberta’s pipelines are about to get hit with a double regulatory whammy from Justin Trudeau in Ottawa and Donald Trump in Washington. Nonetheless, the Canadian pipeline industry is still cautiously optimistic about success in the coming decade. Its more positive outlook may well be the right mindset for success but that doesn’t mean more hardship […]

If anyone can persuade Trudeau to end his disastrous spirit quest on renewable energy, it’s Michael Shellenberger

Dec 20 2019 — David Staples — There is a brilliant way to build Canada with cleaner energy and higher levels of prosperity. Sadly, it’s not the way that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposes, with his revolutionary shift to renewable energy from oil and gas. Trudeau’s way has been tried at huge expense in places like California and Germany but has done […]