National Newswatch

Canadian Governments Have ‘Failed Abominably’ On China: Ex-CSIS Director

Nov 29 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — The former director of Canada’s spy agency says recent Conservative and Liberal governments have “failed abominably” on foreign policy work with China. Richard Fadden, who led the Canadian Security Intelligence Service until his retirement in 2016, told an audience Thursday that he sat in on cabinet meetings for years “listening to ministers and prime ministers […]

Andrew Scheer, Jason Kenney Fire Back At Bloc Leader Over Western Separatism

Nov 14 2019 — — Western conservative leaders are firing back at Yves-Francois Blanchet after the Bloc Quebecois leader said he had “no advice” for Western separatists looking to create “an oil state”. “If they were attempting to create a green state in Western Canada, I might be tempted to help them,” Blanchet said Wednesday. “If they are trying to […]

How Justin Trudeau Didn’t Lose The 2019 Election

Nov 5 2019 — Althia Raj — It was an inauspicious start. A hurricane changed the Liberals’ original plan to kick off the election campaign on Sept. 9. So with hundreds of thousands without power in Nova Scotia, Justin Trudeau was forced to delay the election call for two days — to Sept. 11. While Trudeau’s 2015 victory was based on having […]

Andrew Scheer Defends Made-Up Claim That Liberal-NDP Coalition Would Hike GST

Oct 18 2019 — — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is defending his party’s new claim that a hypothetical Liberal-NDP coalition would raise the federal goods and services tax (GST), even though neither of those parties have even mentioned the idea. Scheer was grilled by reporters at an announcement in Fredericton Friday, after his party issued a press release claiming — […]

Liberal Minority Would Test Singh’s Commitment To Electoral Reform

Oct 18 2019 — Althia Raj — Should the Liberals form a minority government Monday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will have to decide whether he abides by party policy or ditches the New Democrats’ commitment to electoral reform to work with Justin Trudeau. Last February, New Democrat members voted to recommend that proportional representation — the idea that a party should have […]

Barack Obama Endorses Justin Trudeau’s Liberals For Re-Election

Oct 16 2019 — Ryan Maloney — Former United States president Barack Obama has endorsed the re-election bid of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Obama made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, touting Trudeau as a “hard-working, effective leader” who takes on big issues like climate change. “The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for […]

Trudeau Claims Conservatives Are ‘In The Pocket Of The Gun Lobby’

Sep 16 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — Justin Trudeau accused the Conservatives Monday of being “in the pocket of the gun lobby,” saying they would no doubt oppose the Liberals’ not-yet-announced gun policy. Trudeau made the comment during a Waterloo, Ont. media availability — his first time taking reporters’ questions since Friday. Pressed on why his government had not taken tougher action […]

Faith Goldy Friendship Prompts Tory Candidate To Bail From Scheer Event

Sep 14 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s plans for a “down day” to take his family to a wave pool were rattled Saturday after he was pressed about an Ottawa-area candidate’s friendship with white supremacist Faith Goldy. Scheer faced new questions about his party’s links with Goldy after an undated video surfaced showing a reality show pilot pitched […]