National Newswatch

Liberals Being Blackmailed By Kinder Morgan To Build Pipeline: Elizabeth May

Apr 16 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum and Althia Raj — The Liberal government is being hoodwinked by Houston-based Kinder Morgan to get its contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built, Elizabeth May charged Monday. “Kinder Morgan has executed an extremely effective piece of blackmail,” the Green Party leader spoke to reporters as members of Parliament returned to the House of Commons after a two-week constituency break.

Conservatives Duped By False Story About Cancelled Bilateral Meeting

Apr 14 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — The Indian High Commission says a story being used by Conservatives to attack the federal government over the Jaspal Atwal affair is false. International media reports claimed a bilateral meeting between India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was scrapped as a result of waning relations after the prime minister’s […]

Jagmeet Singh Seriously Considering Risky Run For Mulcair’s Old Montreal Seat

Apr 11 2018 — Althia Raj — Should Jagmeet Singh run for the Montreal seat held by his predecessor Thomas Mulcair? That’s a question the current NDP leader says he’s still seriously pondering. “I’m considering all my options,” Singh told reporters Wednesday about possibly running in Outremont. He’s listening to counsel and is “always open to hearing folks’ input on any byelection […]

Emergencies Act? Calling In Troops? What Trudeau Could (Theoretically) Do To Push Kinder Morgan Pipeline Forward

Apr 10 2018 — Althia Raj — As the federal cabinet meets Tuesday to chart a path forward for the Kinder Morgan pipeline, a Toronto lawyer is urging the prime minister to temporarily suspend the normal rules of order and invoke the Emergencies Act. If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is serious about getting the Kinder Morgan expansion built, Ian Blue, a counsel […]

Tory MP Mark Strahl Accuses Ralph Goodale Of ‘Muzzling Journalists’ In Jaspal Atwal Affair

Mar 29 2018 — Ryan Maloney — A week of heated debate over a government official’s briefing to the media ended with federal Conservatives accusing the Liberal government of “muzzling journalists.” Tory MP Mark Strahl made the charge in question period Thursday while pressing Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on the Liberals’ refusal to let Daniel Jean testify at committee on the […]

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu Willing To Modify Controversial Summer Jobs Funding Application Next Year

Mar 26 2018 — Althia Raj — Canada’s labour minister says she’s willing to rejig the language of the controversial attestation that faith groups, not-for-profit organizations, First Nations, and small business must sign in order to qualify for federal student summer job funding. But not until next year. Speaking to HuffPost Canada Monday, Patty Hajdu, the minister of employment, workforce development and […]