National Newswatch

Former Alberta MP Don Mazankowski dies

Oct 28 2020 — — Don Mazankowski, who served as member of Parliament for decades and was also the former director of ATCO, passed away Tuesday night. He was 85. In the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon, a moment of silence was held in honour of Mazankowski. ATCO also confirmed the news to Global News, describing Mazankowski as “insightful, engaged […]

Alberta MP apologizes for using middle finger during question period

Oct 23 2020 — — An MP from central Alberta is apologizing for using his middle finger during question period on Friday. Blaine Calkins, the Conservative MP for Red Deer-Lacombe, was participating in QP remotely. He was talking about the effect of Liberal policies on things like oil extraction in the province and said the federal government hasn’t done anything […]

Trudeau’s press secretary hit with charge from ethics commissioner

Oct 20 2020 — — One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s press secretaries has been charged by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. In a public notice issued on Tuesday, the commissioner’s officer said Alex Wellstead had received a penalty of $250 for “failing to disclose a material charge related to assets within 30 days after the charge.”