National Newswatch

The ‘freedom convoy’ will keep driving our politics

Oct 1 2022 — Darrell Bricker — The so-called “freedom convoy” that blocked Parliament Hill and several Canada-U.S. border crossings may have dispersed earlier this year, but it won’t be leaving our political conversation anytime soon. At least, not if opponents of the federal Conservative Party and their new leader, Pierre Poilievre, have anything to say about it. The most recent polling […]

Jeremy Mackenzie, ‘Diagolon’ founder and far-right figurehead, arrested

Sep 28 2022 — Rachel Gilmore — Jeremy Mackenzie, a far-right livestreamer and founder of the de-facto group “Diagolon,” has been arrested on a Canada-wide warrant, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia RCMP have confirmed to Global News. Mackenzie made headlines this week after he allegedly made a joke about sexually assaulting Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s wife, Anaida Poilievre, and his livestreams have faced […]

‘Be an ally’: Black public servants facing ‘trauma’ amid class action, says organizer

Sep 25 2022 — Amanda Connolly — One of the organizers behind the class action lawsuit filed against the federal government by Black public servants says he wants Canadians learning about the experiences of claimants in the case to “be an ally” amid a process that is causing “trauma” for those involved. In an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson, Nicholas […]

Poilievre meeting with each Conservative MP ahead of October shadow cabinet decisions

Sep 23 2022 — Alex Boutilier — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is holding one-on-one meetings with each Conservative MP to gauge their interests as he prepares to assemble his front bench of critics. The meetings come ahead of an expected announcement of Poilievre’s “shadow cabinet” in mid-October, multiple sources tell Global News, timed around a week-long break in House of Commons action. […]

Trudeau, Poilievre face off in first QP since Conservative leadership race

Sep 22 2022 — Rachel Gilmore — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre faced off over affordability and cost-of-living in question period on Thursday — their first direct confrontation since the new Conservative leader was crowned on Sept. 10. Poilievre, speaking in French, opened with a jab at Trudeau for missing the fist two question periods of the session. […]

Fighting extremist content online: Feds dedicate $1.9M to terrorist analytic tool

Sep 21 2022 — Rachel Gilmore — The federal government is giving new funding to continue the development of an automated tool for finding and flagging terrorist content online. In a press released issued Tuesday evening, the public safety department detailed a $1.9-million, three-year investment in funding “to combat online terrorist and violent extremist content.” “We need to confront the rise of […]

Messy process to abolish monarchy likely ‘nonstarter’ amid pressing problems: Trudeau

Sep 18 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the complicated process that would come with any attempts to abolish the monarchy are likely a “nonstarter” for Canadians amid pressing national problems like inflation, climate change and the need for continued work on reconciliation. In an interview with Global News from London, U.K., where he is leading a Canadian […]

Europe’s energy crisis has Canada weighing future of oil and gas industry

Sep 16 2022 — — At 76 years old, Gwyn Morgan is not one to sit still. The former oil executive, recipient of the Order of Canada and self-described “outdoors guy” remains a long-distance runner and led Global News on a jog through side streets and forest paths of Vancouver Island during an interview about his career — itself something […]