National Newswatch

Coronavirus: Trump terminates relationship with World Health Organization

May 29 2020 — — President Donald Trump says the U.S. is breaking off ties with the World Health Organization. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” Trump told […]

Canadian Council of Imams alleges ‘Islamophobia’ at CRA after Ottawa mosque loses charity status

May 29 2020 — — The Canadian Council of Imams is calling on the federal government to investigate their allegations of Islamophobia within the Canada Revenue Agency for making what they call “false” and “misleading” claims against two Muslim leaders. The allegations come after the CRA stripped the charity status of the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque in 2018 […]

Critics describe Premier Jason Kenney’s COVID-19 speech as ‘Trumpian’

May 28 2020 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is being accused of using a new, dangerous tone when talking about COVID-19. During an emergency debate in the legislature on Wednesday, Kenney referred to the virus as “an influenza” on multiple occasions. “We cannot continue indefinitely to impair the social and economic — as well as the mental health and […]

Remains of fallen Canadian Armed Forces members, helicopter located: DND

May 27 2020 — — The Department of National Defence (DND) says the remains of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and a large part of the helicopter they crashed in have been located. In a news release Wednesday, DND said they were located early Wednesday morning by the CAF and United States navy search and recovery team near the […]

Ottawa equivocates as China imposes its will on Hong Kong

May 27 2020 — Matthew Fisher — The government of Canada claims that it stands with the people of Hong Kong on the eve of new Chinese laws on sedition and treason that are being imposed on the territory. Well, sort of. Foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has joined Australia and the United Kingdom in expressing deep concern about what China is up […]

‘Seinfeld’ actor Richard Herd dies at 87

May 27 2020 — — Veteran American actor Richard Herd died on Tuesday. He was 87. The entertainer was best known for playing Mr. Wilhelm — George Costanza’s (Jason Alexander) supervisor at his job with the New York Yankees — on the late 1980s and ’90s sitcom Seinfeld. He also played the Klingon L’Kor on Star Trek: The Next Generation […]

Military teams raise concerns about conditions at Ontario care homes

May 26 2020 — Mercedes Stephenson and Stewart Bell — Military personnel sent to nursing homes in Ontario have observed shocking conditions, including “blatant disregard” for infection control measures, mistreatment of residents and a level of care described as “horrible,” according to documents obtained by Global News. Canadian Armed Forces teams deployed to five of the province’s worst-hit long-term care homes to help control COVID-19 […]

Morneau not committing to keeping tougher foreign investment scrutiny post-coronavirus

May 24 2020 — Amanda Connolly — Despite warnings from national security experts that Canada needs a strategy to deal with hostile foreign takeover attempts post-coronavirus, Finance Minister Bill Morneau won’t say whether the government will consider keeping new rules in place after the economic crisis ends. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Morneau was asked about a warning […]

Coronavirus pandemic drives home why Canada needs to loosen ties with China

May 24 2020 — — The coronavirus pandemic and the Chinese regime’s behaviour throughout are driving home the need for Canada and other Western allies to start “decoupling” from the country, says Canada’s former ambassador to China. At the same time, David Mulroney warns the regime is using global focus on the pandemic to “demolish” its one country, two systems […]