National Newswatch

Toronto candidate seeks federal election date change due to Jewish holiday

Jul 16 2019 — — Chani Aryeh-Bain is gearing up for a busy federal election campaign. The Conservative Party of Canada candidate is running in the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence. But after clinching the nomination in April, she said she realized she may not be voting in the election. “I looked at the calendar and I realized a few days […]

Sources say RCMP opened file on Liberal MP whose firm facilitated real estate deals in B.C.

Jul 11 2019 — Sam Cooper — Global News has learned the RCMP opened a file on B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido after confidential police informants alleged the veteran politician had been knowingly associating with Chinese organized crime figures through his former real estate law practice in Richmond, B.C. Global News learned of these allegations while investigating whether Peschisolido’s law firm was […]

Pipelines remain contentious as more provinces opposed federal carbon tax

Jul 10 2019 — — Canada’s premiers are meeting in Saskatoon, focusing on economic development in their Wednesday session. However, there is still a key issue at the table — pipelines. Prior to the meeting, Council of the Federation (COF) chair and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe voiced the desire to have talk of developing economic corridors on the agenda.

Andrew Scheer will ‘wait and see’ before taking stance on Liberal plan for conversion therapy ban​ ​

Jul 10 2019 — Rachel Browne — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer told Global News on Wednesday that while his party opposes forced conversion therapy, he is waiting for further details before taking a stance on efforts to impose a federal ban on the discredited practice. Reports this week revealed that Liberal cabinet ministers had sent letters in June to all provincial and […]