National Newswatch

Patrick Brown’s accidental gift to Doug Ford

Nov 15 2018 — Matt Gurney — He didn’t mean to, but Patrick Brown just did Ontario Premier Doug Ford a big favour. If nothing else, he’s bought him a few days of relative peace and quiet. Brown is the former leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, the party Ford now leads and which forms Ontario’s majority government. Brown has a book […]

Journalism is a pillar of democracy

Nov 14 2018 — Dawna Friesen — I’m going to take advantage of you — my captive audience — if you’ll indulge me for a few minutes, to talk about journalism. You are all really smart, accomplished, successful business people. You know that journalism is a business, too. And it’s a business that is seriously under threat. The business model of the […]

New federal party arrives in Kelowna

Nov 13 2018 — — It appears voters in the Central Okanagan will have another party from which to choose in the next federal election. That’s because the new People’s Party of Canada has officially set up a constituency association in the Kelowna area. The party held its first constituency meeting this weekend and elected Kelowna businessman Daniel Joseph as […]

Director of CSIS travelled to Turkey at Trudeau’s request to hear Khashoggi murder recording

Nov 12 2018 — Amanda Connolly — Canada’s top spy went directly to Turkey to listen to tapes of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement to Global News, the head of public affairs at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service confirmed its director, David Vigneault, travelled at the request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak with Turkish officials about […]

Neil Young blasts Trump as ‘unfit’ after California fire destroys Canadian’s home

Nov 12 2018 — — Canadian singer Neil Young attacked U.S. President Donald Trump as an “unfit leader” and climate-change denier on Sunday, after California’s raging wildfires wiped out the rocker’s home in Malibu. Young accused Trump of ignoring climate change and playing politics with the wildfires in California, where 31 people have been killed, 150,000 have been displaced and […]