National Newswatch

Liberals will hope Tuesday’s budget deflects from SNC-Lavalin scandal

Mar 18 2019 — — Parliament is back after March Break, but it feels more like Groundhog Day. Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet for the third time in as many months, to replace Jane Philpott at Treasury Board after she quit in solidarity with her colleague, former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould. On the same morning, the […]

Safe Third Country Agreement ‘no longer working as intended,’ memo reveals

Mar 14 2019 — Amanda Connolly — The Safe Third Country Agreement governing asylum claims between Canada and the United States is “no longer working as intended,” according to documents prepared last year by government officials. Obtained by Global News under access-to-information laws, memos and briefing material shared with Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen ahead of a planned Jan. 18, 2018, meeting with […]

The Gaddafi condo: Redecorated at SNC-Lavalin’s expense, luxury Toronto suite sits unused amid UN inaction

Mar 14 2019 — Stewart Bell — The Gaddafis lost Libya in 2011, when rebel fighters captured and killed longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. But the family still holds a small patch of territory in Canada’s largest city. “Nobody comes, nobody goes,” the property manager at 10 Navy Wharf Ct., who asked not to be identified by name, said of the 40th-floor […]