National Newswatch

Military probe into Vance allegations expands to ‘unprecedented’ levels

Feb 22 2021 — — A promised external probe into Gen. Jonathan Vance is being expanded to what sources described as “unprecedented” levels to investigate the allegations of inappropriate behaviour from the former military chief, as well as to root out those who were complicit. According to the sources, the terms of the probe will also deal with rising concerns […]

IN HER WORDS: One of the women behind Vance allegations tells her story

Feb 21 2021 — — Maj. Kellie Brennan says the time has come to tell her story. For years, she says she felt she had nowhere to turn despite telling military superiors in the chain of command about the intimate, sexual relationship she says she had with former chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance while he was her […]

Firearms group to face censure as it ramps up anti-Liberal ad campaign

Feb 21 2021 — David Akin — A House of Commons committee will be asked Monday to censure the National Firearms Association (NFA) over comments the association’s president made in a recent conference call, Global News has learned. In the meantime, the NFA has been preparing since July to run “custom attack ads” against Liberal members of Parliament it hopes to help […]

Unprecedented Newfoundland and Labrador election is fraught with risks

Feb 21 2021 — — In Newfoundland and Labrador, there’s a growing sense that a provincial election disrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak won’t truly be over for a long time. Kyle Rees, president of the province’s New Democratic Party and a lawyer, says no matter which party ends up with the most votes, the election will probably end up in […]