National Newswatch

Ontarians trust PCs with key election issues: Ipsos poll

Feb 22 2018 — — The top issues on Ontarians’ minds as an upcoming election looms are health care, the economy and lowering taxes and energy costs, according to a new poll. And we think the Progressive Conservative Party is the best party to tackle most of those issues, according to the Ipsos poll, which was conducted exclusively for Global […]

Trudeau family criticized for overdoing it on their traditional Indian outfits

Feb 21 2018 — — It’s one thing to pay respectful homage to a culture, but it’s another thing entirely when your traditional attire starts to veer into costume territory. That’s exactly what some are saying about the Trudeaus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is already ripe for the picking (or trashing) as many have criticized him for his official trip […]

‘Fiendishly complex’ auto sector still the hardest NAFTA hurdle to clear: Freeland

Feb 18 2018 — Monique Scotti — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the automotive sector remains one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the renegotiation of NAFTA, calling it “fiendishly complex.” “At this point in the negotiation, the key area of discussion — probably the most complicated issue and the most difficult issue that we’re grappling with at the moment — […]

For once, we’re not asking for more money: Don Iveson

Feb 18 2018 — Monique Scotti — When Canada’s big-city mayors sat down with members of the federal cabinet in Ottawa last week, there was a somewhat different tone to the discussions. “We’re actually — for the first time in a long time — not here to ask for more money,” Edmonton’s mayor, Don Iveson, who also serves as chairman of the […]

Jared Kushner could lose security clearance under new White House rules

Feb 17 2018 — — U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law is one of many White House staff officials who could see their security clearances revoked. In an effort to avoid another Rob Porter situation, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly announced Friday that he was strengthening the process for White House aides to receive security clearance.