National Newswatch

Russia Today covered ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests more than any foreign outlet: research

Jul 13 2022 — Rachel Gilmore — Russia Today (RT) covered Canada’s so-called “Freedom Convoy” protests far more closely than any other international outlet, according to new research. The Russian state-controlled television network used key words associated with the convoy protest during more than four and half hours of broadcasts between Jan. 13. and Feb. 12 — dwarfing the rate of any […]

Rogers to refund customers for 5 days of service in response to major outage

Jul 12 2022 — — Rogers says it will be compensating customers with the equivalent of five days of service in response to last week’s major outage, calling it a “first step” in restoring trust with Canadians. A spokesperson told Global News Tuesday that the company will “continue to work around the clock to restore Canadians’ confidence in us” after […]

Patrick Brown: Liberal MP seeks probe on whether CPC ‘benefitted’ from alleged wrongdoing

Jul 7 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Alleged wrongdoing by now ex-Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown may have “benefited” the party and warrants investigation, one Liberal MP is urging the federal elections watchdog. In a letter to the interim Commissioner of Canada Elections on Thursday, Liberal MP Adam van Koeverden requested the office probe whether the federal party may have reaped any […]

AFN to undergo financial review with RoseAnne Archibald remaining national chief

Jul 7 2022 — — The Assembly of First Nations will undergo a review of its financial policies and practices with National Chief RoseAnne Archibald remaining at the helm of the organization after a Thursday vote. More than 140 chiefs and proxies passed the resolution at the AFN’s annual general assembly in Vancouver. The text was revised several times over […]

As NATO summit ends, Canada promises more military aid to Ukraine

Jun 30 2022 — David Akin — Canada is set to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with more than three dozen new armoured personnel and some new drone cameras, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said as the NATO leaders’ summit in Madrid ended Thursday. Additionally, Canada will host two new NATO research centres, one which will focus on new security challenges brought on […]

Federal spending does fuel inflation, but it’s worth the hit: Desjardins

Jun 29 2022 — — A new report calls on Ottawa to stick to its spending plans amid criticism that the federal government isn’t doing enough to combat surging inflation, while some experts suggest policymakers could crack down on price gouging without adding fuel to the fire. Decades-high inflation levels in Canada have turned up the political heat on Ottawa […]

Halifax council considering push for federal universal basic income

Jun 26 2022 — — Halifax Regional Council will be discussing the idea of a federal guaranteed livable basic income at its Tuesday meeting. Coun. Waye Mason, who represents Halifax South Downtown, put forward the motion that asks council to request a letter from the mayor to the prime minister, ministers and premier of Nova Scotia. The letter would call […]

‘I’m very worried’: Former Tory Senate leader on Poilievre, convoys and the party’s future

Jun 26 2022 — Alex Boutilier and Mercedes Stephenson — A former Conservative Senate leader is expressing concern about the direction Pierre Poilievre is taking the party, worrying the Tories might be reaching the point of “fracturing beyond repair.” In an exclusive interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Marjory LeBreton said Conservative leadership candidates jumping on the “grievance brigade” is doing a “disservice” not […]