National Newswatch

Trump’s ‘Stunning’ Win Caught Canada’s Public Servants Unprepared, Documents Suggest

Jan 19 2018 — Althia Raj — Canada’s public servants appear to have ignored the possibility of Donald Trump’s becoming president of the United States and offered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government no contingency plans before the U.S. election, documents obtained by HuffPost Canada suggest. Emails, memos, reports and briefing notes from September 2016 up until Trump’s inauguration one year ago released […]

These Moments Show The House Of Commons Has Some Grace, Too

Dec 25 2017 — Ryan Maloney — When it comes to Canadian politics, it’s often the most partisan barbs and heated exchanges that grab headlines. One can be forgiven for thinking that all our members of Parliament do is jeer at one another or bark out talking points, while ignoring whatever good ideas may be coming from the other side. Yet to […]

Is Jagmeet Singh Engaged Or Married?

Dec 18 2017 — Zi-Ann Lum — It looked like a wedding and sounded like a wedding, but Jagmeet Singh’s spokesman declined to specify what the federal NDP leader was celebrating this weekend. Public posts on social media point to a jubilant party on Sunday featuring Singh, 38, and Gurkiran Kaur Sidhu as guests of honour in traditional Punjabi outfits.

Tory Senator Mocks Trudeau With Box Of Tissues Christmas Gift

Dec 14 2017 — Zi-Ann Lum — Conservative Sen. Jean-Guy Dagenais took a jab at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday, sharing a video of himself wrapping a Christmas gift for the Liberal leader: a box of tissues. “I’m going to wrap my gift for the prime minister,” Dagenais says as he folds red wrapping paper over a Kleenex box. “I think he’s […]

Liberal Plan For Interim Jets Tackles ‘Capability Gap’ That Doesn’t Exist: Experts

Dec 12 2017 — Althia Raj — The federal government is expected to announce Tuesday that it will delay the launch of an open competition to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fighter jets and purchase second-hand 30-year-old Australian aircraft instead in an effort to fix a capability gap that industry observers describe as “fictional.” “It is absolutely, totally, nonsensical,” Alan Williams, the former […]

Andrew Scheer Calls Wilfrid Laurier University Controversy ‘Egregious’

Nov 21 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the academic freedom controversy at Wilfrid Laurier University is “precisely” why he proposed during the Tory leadership campaign to withhold federal funds from universities that restrict free speech. But in an interview with The Andrew Lawton Show on 980 CFPL in London, Ont. Tuesday, Scheer suggested he wouldn’t intervene in […]

Andrew Scheer: Jagmeet Singh Could Be More ‘Authentic’ On Issues Than Trudeau

Nov 16 2017 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has suggested the new leader of the federal NDP could be a more “authentic” champion for left-wing issues than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Scheer made the remark during a question-and-answer session after he addressed the Vancouver Board of Trade Thursday morning. Board chair Anne Giardini asked Scheer how the election of […]

Federal Website Tracking Liberal Government Promises Is A ‘Propaganda Tool,’ Opposition Says

Nov 14 2017 — Althia Raj — Opposition critics say a new federal website designed to track 364 government commitments is a “propaganda tool” that risks misleading Canadians about the Liberals’ actual accomplishments. Tuesday, the Privy Council Office — the department that supports Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office — announced the launch of, a portal designed to showcase the status of […]