National Newswatch

Can Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives steer around Doug Ford?

Jun 25 2019 — Rachel Browne — Isaac and his parents stood in silence as they waited for Ontario Premier Doug Ford take the stage. They were among thousands who descended on the fairgrounds in Markham, Ont., last Saturday evening for Ford Fest, the annual barbecue for Ford supporters. Lines formed for the Tilt-a-Whirl ride and free food as a train carrying […]

Meng Wanzhou’s lawyers call on Trudeau government to end extradition proceedings

Jun 24 2019 — — The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is calling on the government of Canada to end the extradition process against their client calling the case “palpably” political. In a letter sent to Justice Minister David Lametti, Meng’s lawyers argue that the extradition proceedings against the embattled tech executive are “without merit” and stopping the […]

Premier Doug Ford’s chief of staff Dean French resigns

Jun 21 2019 — — Global News has learned Premier Doug Ford‘s chief of staff Dean French resigned Friday. The news comes less than one day after Global News first reported on controversial appointments made by the premier’s office which included people who had personal ties to French.

China blames Canada for rocky relations as Trump looks to intervene

Jun 21 2019 — Josh Elliott — The Chinese are blaming Canada for tensions between Beijing and Ottawa, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks to U.S. President Donald Trump for help with freeing two detained Canadians. “Canada is to blame for the current problems in the relations between China and Canada,” Lu Kang, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, told reporters in Beijing on […]

Canadian Senate passes B.C. tanker ban bill, prepping for it to come into law

Jun 20 2019 — — The Senate has approved Bill C-48, the “Oil Tanker Moratorium Act,” legislation that will formalize a moratorium on oil tanker traffic of a certain size in waters from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the province’s border with Alaska. The bill passed the Senate with 49 votes in favour, 46 against and one abstention.