National Newswatch

Super PACs In Canada? Liberals Wrestle With Politically-Active Charities After Court Ruling

Aug 18 2018 — Althia Raj — In an effort to prevent Canadian charities from becoming U.S.-style super PACs, HuffPost Canada has learned, the federal government may strip the status of some registered charities while it lifts all limits on the amount of non-partisan political activity institutions can engage in. Two officials, who would only speak on condition of anonymity, told HuffPost […]

Justin Trudeau Gets Himself A Mention In Omarosa’s Controversial Book

Aug 15 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — For some reason Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name found a place in former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman’s controversial new book Unhinged. Trudeau’s name appears in a section where Manigault Newman describes her close relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump during the administration’s first 100 days. “I was always standing nearby or seated behind […]

Doug Ford Accuses NDP MPP Of ‘Disgusting’ Imitation Of MPP’s Accent

Jul 31 2018 — — Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government refused to answer questions from the Official Opposition on Tuesday after accusing a veteran NDP MPP of mocking the accent of a fellow legislator. A war of words erupted as the NDP peppered the PCs with questions on new legislation that aims to drastically reduce the number of city councillors in […]

Tory MP Compares Trudeau’s Groping Claim Response To Harvey Weinstein

Jul 4 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is going after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s feminist credentials following his recent response to an 18-year-old groping allegation that he can’t remember such an incident. “Well I’m sure Harvey Weinstein said that he couldn’t recall things either,” Rempel told HuffPost Canada in an interview Wednesday, referencing the disgraced Hollywood film mogul […]

Jason Kenney: Doug Ford Will Be ‘Ally’ In Fight Against Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

Jun 8 2018 — Ryan Maloney — A majority win for Doug Ford in Canada’s largest province is “good news for Alberta,” Jason Kenney says. The leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party released a statement Thursday lauding Ford’s victory in the Ontario election, setting up a fight with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the federal government’s plan to impose a national price […]

Senate Ramps Up Pressure On Trudeau To Get Trans Mountain Pipeline Built

May 23 2018 — Althia Raj — Canada’s Senate passed legislation Tuesday affirming that the Trans Mountain expansion project is of general advantage to Canada, but so far the Liberal government won’t say whether it will support the bill. Bill S-245 was introduced by Alberta Independent Sen. Doug Black back in February — two months before Kinder Morgan, the company behind the […]

Marc Mayrand, Former Elections Watchdog, Says Liberals’ Bill C-76 Falls Short On Privacy

May 9 2018 — Althia Raj — The federal government’s new election bill falls seriously short of expectations when it comes to safeguarding Canadians’ private information, Canada’s former chief electoral officer says. Marc Mayrand, the man who ran Elections Canada from 2007 to 2016, sat down for a feature interview with HuffPost Canada’s political podcast, “Follow-Up,” last week to discuss the Liberals’ […]