National Newswatch

Premiers tell Trudeau they ‘want to go to war’ with U.S. over Keystone XL: sources

Jan 22 2021 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced anger from some of Canada’s premiers Thursday over U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project — including heated calls for punishment that could fracture ties between the two allies. The First Ministers call, which lasted just over an hour, also touched on the coronavirus pandemic […]

Federal COVID-19 subsidy went to company of man on no-fly list for alleged terrorist financing

Jan 20 2021 — Stewart Bell — A company run by a man on Canada’s no-fly list for allegedly financing terrorism and another barred from government national security contracts over alleged links to Indian intelligence were among the recipients of federal COVID-19 relief funds, records show. Yellow Car Rental and Life Prediction Technologies were both recipients of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy […]

Trudeau ‘pleased’ to see O’Toole attempt to oust Sloan from caucus over donation

Jan 19 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is “pleased” to see Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole attempting to remove a frequently condemned member of his caucus over campaign contributions from a man who has been described as a neo-Nazi. In a press conference held outside Rideau Cottage on Tuesday morning, Trudeau addressed O’Toole’s announcement the previous evening […]

Canada unlikely to see election violence akin to U.S. unrest: Vance

Jan 17 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Canada’s former chief of defence staff says he thinks the country is unlikely to encounter civil unrest similar to the sectarian election violence gripping the U.S. ahead of its upcoming transfer of power. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, retired Gen. Jonathan Vance said the two countries are fundamentally different in ways […]

64% of Canadians in favour of mandatory coronavirus vaccines: poll

Jan 16 2021 — — One month since the start of coronavirus vaccinations in Canada, there is growing support for COVID-19 vaccines, with a majority of Canadians in favour of making the shots mandatory. According to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News, 64 per cent of Canadians think the inoculations should be made compulsory. Meanwhile, 72 per […]

Trudeau slams Blanchet for ‘pandering’ to ‘worst elements’ with comments about new minister

Jan 15 2021 — Rachel Gilmore — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is playing “dangerous games around intolerance and hate,” following comments Blanchet made about the new transport minister. The Bloc leader took aim at the new Transport Minister Omar Alghabra saying that “questions arise” from minister’s former role as head of the Canadian Arab Federation, […]