National Newswatch

Paul Bernardo’s transfer to medium-security prison will be reviewed, minister says

Jun 5 2023 — — The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the transfer of killer Paul Bernardo to a medium-security prison, Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says. Bernardo‘s move to a facility in Quebec made headlines last week after the correctional service notified the lawyer representing the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy, the teenagers who Bernardo […]

China nearly hitting U.S. warship is ‘clearly provocative’: ex-navy head

Jun 4 2023 — — China’s close manoeuvring near a U.S. ship in the Taiwan Strait was “clearly provocative,” says retired vice-admiral Mark Norman, former vice chief of the defence staff. Speaking to Mercedes Stephenson on The West Block, Norman — a 39-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy and its former commander — said the Chinese captain “knew exactly […]

Singh says NDP won’t trigger election over Johnston, interference. Why?

Jun 4 2023 — — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is defending his party’s decision not to make its motion calling for David Johnston to step down as special rapporteur binding and says an election does not “make sense” if the goal is protecting Canada’s democracy. Singh told The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson in an interview that aired Sunday that he […]

Chinese warship nearly hits U.S. destroyer in Taiwan Strait during joint Canada-U.S. mission

Jun 3 2023 — Mackenzie Gray — A Chinese warship came within 150 yards of hitting American destroyer USS Chung-Hoon, during a rare joint Canada-U.S. mission sailing through the Taiwan Strait, the latest aggressive military move from Beijing in the South China Sea. Global News has been travelling on the HMCS Montreal, the Canadian frigate participating in the mission, since May 25th […]

Poilievre compares Kelowna homeless encampment to “third-world country”

Jun 1 2023 — — Sunshine, lakes, golf and wine. Ask any Western Canadian what the Okanagan is best known for, and most answers will be those four topics. However, Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre sent out a tweet on Tuesday morning that compared part of the region’s largest city, and its homeless problem, to a third-world country.

Johnston must step aside as special rapporteur, NDP motion urges

May 29 2023 — — The federal NDP has tabled a motion calling for David Johnston to step aside as special rapporteur investigating foreign interference in Canadian affairs, leader Jagmeet Singh said Monday. “We’ve tabled a motion … that will be debated tomorrow in the House,” Singh told reporters. “Given the clear apprehension of bias at this point, we’re going […]

Alberta election boils down to Calgary voter turnout: Ipsos

May 29 2023 — — A new Ipsos poll done for Global News shows little change in party rankings and the results are in the hands of voters as the province gets ready for Monday’s election. The poll surveyed 1,300 Albertans, 51 per cent of whom favoured the United Conservative’s Danielle Smith over the NDP’s Rachel Notley (46 per cent). […]

The unanswered question at the heart of David Johnston’s foreign interference report

May 26 2023 — Alex Boutilier — David Johnston says his decision to recommend against a public inquiry into foreign interference was based on “unprecedented” access to raw intelligence, Canadian national security officials and their political masters. But virtually everyone asked to accept Johnston’s findings will not – and cannot – ever know exactly what evidence Johnston based that recommendation on. This […]

Johnston must ‘answer’ on interference report at committee, opposition MPs say

May 24 2023 — — David Johnston must “answer” as to why he recommended against a public inquiry to probe foreign interference, opposition MPs investigating the allegations say. Conservative, Bloc Québécois and NDP members of the House of Commons’ procedure and House affairs committee signed a letter Tuesday requesting a meeting to discuss having the 81-year-old former governor general Johnston […]

Han Dong did not advocate for two Michaels’ continued detention, Johnston says

May 23 2023 — Alex Boutilier — Former Liberal MP Han Dong spoke about the detention of the “two Michaels” with an official from the Chinese government but did not suggest their imprisonment should be extended according to a highly-anticipated report on foreign interference in Canada. Former governor general David Johnston, who recommended against a public inquiry into foreign interference Tuesday, confirmed […]

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