National Newswatch

Uber hack prompts formal federal privacy investigation

Dec 11 2017 — Amanda Connolly — Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien has opened a formal investigation into the hack of Uber announced last month that compromised the personal information of roughly 57 million customers around the world. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshaw announced in a blog post on Nov. 21 that two hackers had stolen user data more than a year ago from […]

Canadian media will likely botch its #MeToo moment

Dec 9 2017 — Supriya Dwivedi — Over the last two months, we have seen a deluge of news involving allegations against wealthy, high-profile men who tend to wield lots of power. This week, Time Magazine announced their person(s) of the year as being the silence breakers who have called out not only their individual alleged harassers and abusers but have also […]

Justin Trudeau campaigns in Sask. ahead of Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection

Dec 8 2017 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a brief appearance in North Battleford, Sask., in an effort to drum up support for a local Liberal candidate in an upcoming byelection. The prairie city was among Trudeau’s first stops after spending most of the week in China, where he unsuccessfully sought a trade deal with the powerhouse nation.

Ladies, pick your battles

Dec 6 2017 — Alex Pierson — So when is a joke just a joke? And when does it cross the line and turn into sexual harassment? The latest to be added to the apology tour is Conservative MP James Bezan. His crime? Saying a mildly lame joke in front of two Liberal colleagues who happen to be women during a photo-op. […]

Asked what country he most admires, Trudeau’s answer is no longer China

Dec 6 2017 — David Akin — It was the answer that left many of even his most ardent admirers scratching their heads. Justin Trudeau, then running for the leadership of his party in 2013, was given a lob-ball question from a supporter at a “Ladies Night” meet-and-greet in Toronto: “Which nation, besides Canada, which nation’s administration do you most admire, and […]

‘A diplomatic solution is possible’ with North Korea: Matt DeCourcey

Dec 3 2017 — — The parliamentary secretary to Canada’s minister of foreign affairs says North Korea‘s release of a Canadian pastor earlier this year is proof that the so-called hermit kingdom is willing to listen to reason. Matt DeCourcey spoke with The West Block‘s Vassy Kapelos this weekend about Canada’s approach to North Korea, just days after its leader […]

‘Justin Trudeau, My Canadian Boyfriend’ calendar divides opinion

Nov 29 2017 — — He’s dreamy, looks great in a cowboy hat and cares about gun control: he’s my Canadian boyfriend. Or, at least that’s what a 2018 wall calendar is calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. American publisher Rizzoli has released a cheeky calendar featuring Trudeau just in time for the holidays, but people are divided.