National Newswatch

Andrew Scheer not on published list of former U.S. citizens

Nov 19 2019 — Patrick Cain — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer doesn’t appear on a list of ex-U.S. citizens published last week. The omission raises questions about whether Scheer has actually taken irreversible steps to get rid of his U.S. citizenship or just discussed the issue with U.S. consular officials. Global News asked the federal Conservative Party to clarify the issue. “Mr. […]

Kim Campbell on Wexit, climate change and the Conservatives’ election loss

Nov 18 2019 — — “It’s just nuts.” Former prime minister Kim Campbell calls Wexit — the Alberta separatist movement that gained steam after the federal election — a dead end. “That is a slogan designed to make people mad,” she said in an interview with Global News airing on Monday evening. “It’s designed to create unnecessary division, anger, resentment. […]

Jason Kenney should start ‘explaining things with truth,’ Blanchet says

Nov 17 2019 — — Yves-François Blanchet, leader of the Bloc Québécois, says it is time for Jason Kenney to “start explaining things with truth,” claiming the Alberta premier has been spreading “false information” when he speaks about Quebec’s equalization payments. “Canada does not send a cheque to Quebec. That’s not true. That simply does not exist, and he keeps […]

Singh confident Trudeau will have to work with NDP, despite signals from Bloc

Nov 17 2019 — — Emerging from a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh sounded firm on what he wants from this minority parliament. “I put out three specific priorities that are for the throne speech,” said Singh during an interview on The West Block with Mercedes Stephenson. “Things that I want to see […]

Impeachment hearings a literal soap opera on latest ‘SNL’ cold open

Nov 17 2019 — — The latest Saturday Night Live cold open mocked coverage of the past week’s impeachment hearings by spoofing the Days of Our Lives intro. “Some complained the hearings were ‘lacking in pizzazz,’” a mysterious narrator said as words scrolled down the screen in the style of an old soap opera opening.

CN Rail confirms layoffs; declines to say how many affected

Nov 15 2019 — — CN Rail has made the “difficult decision” to lay off an unspecified number of workers and take other measures to reflect demand. A spokesperson for CN said some employees would be placed on furlough and management and union job numbers would be cut “due to a weakening of many sectors of the economy.” “These adjustments […]

Trudeau describes willingness to work with Saskatchewan in Moe meeting account

Nov 13 2019 — — The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is offering their own account of what Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe described as a “disappointing” meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The two leaders met Tuesday morning, to discuss Saskatchewan issues like the carbon tax, accessing export markets and western alienation following the Oct. 21 federal election. Speaking with reporters […]

‘Days of our Lives’ cast reportedly released from contracts

Nov 13 2019 — — The entire cast Days of our Lives has reportedly been released from their contracts. The long-running soap opera will go on an “indefinite hiatus” at the end of November after laying off its entire staff, according to Variety. The outlet also reports that Days of our Lives has shot enough episodes to last through the […]