National Newswatch

Ottawa lays out proposal for digital safety watchdogs to crack down on hate online

Jul 29 2021 — Amanda Connolly — As speculation mounts about a possible fall election, the federal government is laying out a proposal for a new digital safety commission that will have the power to regulate hateful content online. The proposal specifically targets major platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pornhub under a new legal category that deems them “online communications […]

COVID-19 no longer top issue facing Canadians ahead of possible election: poll

Jul 26 2021 — — As rumblings of a possible federal election continue across the country, a new poll has found that, for the first time since the start of COVID-19, the pandemic is no longer the top issue on most Canadians’ minds. The new Ipsos polling, done exclusively for Global News, comes as provinces continue their reopening efforts and […]

Opening ceremony kicks off 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Jul 23 2021 — — After being postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has officially kicked off. The Olympic Games opening ceremony is typically a chance for competing countries and athletes to show off their pride and culture, but this year will be a little different.

O’Toole gave supporters and other party insiders taxpayer-funded contracts

Jul 22 2021 — David Akin — Erin O’Toole’s office gave nearly $240,000 worth of taxpayer-funded contracts to Conservative insiders in his first six months on the job, Global News has learned, even while O’Toole and many of his MPs were hammering the Trudeau Liberals for sending taxpayer-funded contracts to Liberal-connected firms. Moreover, O’Toole has allowed his deputy chief of staff, Steve […]

Global Affairs Canada won’t say if diplomats in Vienna hit amid Havana syndrome reports

Jul 22 2021 — Amanda Connolly — Global Affairs Canada is not saying whether any Canadian diplomats stationed in the Austrian capital have reported experiencing symptoms of what’s become known as Havana syndrome. It comes as the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it is investigating after reports that American diplomats working at the U.S. embassy in Vienna have reported symptoms […]