National Newswatch

Andrew Scheer’s economic vision for Canada is right out of 1993

May 22 2019 — Kevin Carmichael — In early April, a couple of guys who once advised Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper, respectively, published one of the better works of popular policy research in some time. Robert Asselin, the Liberal; Sean Speer, the Conservative; and their publisher, the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum adopted a narrative conceit that will look odd to undergraduates […]

The crushing of Wilson-Raybould and Philpott is proof Canada is run by a Liberal cabal

Apr 22 2019 — Diane Francis — It was no coincidence that the current unravelling of the Liberal party was caused by the principled objections regarding SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. by two political newcomers against a concerted attempt to subvert justice. It is also no coincidence that both were female and both from outside the Quebec-Ottawa power centre that has controlled postwar Canada […]

Justin Trudeau’s ‘annus horribilis’: All the reasons why the October election can’t come soon enough

Apr 15 2019 — Diane Francis — The Prime Minister’s threatened libel lawsuit against Andrew Scheer enhances the Opposition leader’s stature, and diminishes his own. Scheer’s response — to allegations that he defamed the PM concerning the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. scandal — was pitch perfect. At a Sunday afternoon press conference, he was passionate but unemotional. He looked Prime Ministerial, was lauded […]

‘Absolutely horrible’: Cannabis industry expectations sliding after slow start to legal era

Apr 10 2019 — — Soaring expectations for Canada’s cannabis industry are being tempered in some quarters after licensed producers reported what for the most part were underwhelming financial results in the first post-legalization period. Over the past few months, the biggest cannabis companies in the country — Canopy Growth Corp., Tilray Inc., Aurora Cannabis Inc., Aphria Inc., Cronos Group […]

As Canada dithered, America signed off on 3 oil pipelines to carry 2.4 million barrels a day

Apr 4 2019 — — Frustrated by regulatory delays, Canadian pipeline companies have submitted a solitary natural gas pipeline proposal in the last two years, according to a new report that blasts Canada’s competitiveness. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, a lobby group, and management consultancy Ernst & Young released a report Wednesday that is sharply critical of regulatory overlap, uncertainty […]

‘Bad policy’: U.S. aluminum bosses slam tariffs, say quotas are risky

Apr 4 2019 — — Top executives from the U.S. aluminum industry say substituting quotas for import tariffs will squeeze supply of the metal, making it “harder, even impossible” for American companies to grow and invest. The United States has been pushing Canada and Mexico to accept quotas in exchange for lifting the tariffs on steel and aluminum imposed by […]

The climate alarmists are keeping poor people in the dark — literally

Mar 27 2019 — Joe Oliver — I recently returned from a Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), which put into stark relief the moral imperative of developing fossil fuels, especially for the poorest people in developing countries. By implication, it reinforced the profoundly unethical stand of climate-change alarmists who are working to rid the world of […]

Trudeau’s ‘sunny ways’ brand can’t survive allegations of full-scale criminality

Feb 13 2019 — Howard Levitt — People naturally react more adversely to the misconduct they don’t expect than any bad behaviour they do. That is why the SNC-Lavalin scandal could be the downfall of the Trudeau government: Canadians expected sunny ways from this prime minister and his office — not alleged criminal deception. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has weathered scandals before. […]

Ignore Trudeau’s carbon-tax chorus. Nobel economists aren’t backing this plan

Oct 31 2018 — Terence Corcoran — In an effort to bolster the federal Liberals shaky arguments for a semi-national, cash-circulating Rube Goldberg carbon-tax price mechanism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government are pointing to the work of William Nordhaus, one of this year’s Nobel Prize-winning economists. Canadians would be better off taking advice from a Nobel Prize winner who supports […]