National Newswatch

New Bill Would Ban Advertising, Profiting Off Conversion Therapy For Kids

Apr 10 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — New legislation introduced in the Senate proposes to change the Criminal Code to make it illegal to advertise conversion therapy to children. Conversion therapy is a discredited counselling practice that claims to “cure” LGBTQ2+ people of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It’s based on pseudoscience that has been disproven worldwide, but is still offered […]

Liberals Pounce On Facebook’s Faith Goldy Ban To Criticize Andrew Scheer

Apr 8 2019 — Ryan Maloney — Federal Liberals are using Facebook’s decision to ban a prominent white nationalist to reignite criticism of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s appearance at a controversial rally. It’s a response that the Tory leader called a “disgusting” attempt to divert attention away from the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Liberal cabinet ministers made the gambit both inside and outside the […]

Trudeau Won’t Say If Office Leaked Stories About Wilson-Raybould’s Top Court Pick

Mar 26 2019 — Ryan Maloney — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t say if his office leaked stories detailing internal disagreement with former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould over a Supreme Court appointment. “Canadians can have confidence in our government’s respect for the institutions, the Supreme Court,” Trudeau said in Winnipeg Tuesday morning. “Canadians have confidence in the strength of our judiciary in […]

Scheer Doesn’t Want Early Election, Despite Claiming Trudeau’s Government Has ‘Ground To A Complete Halt’

Mar 7 2019 — Ryan Maloney — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer isn’t itching for an early election, despite claiming that the “government of Canada has ground to a complete halt.” The Tory leader, who a week ago charged that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had “lost the moral authority to govern” and must resign, reiterated those demands in Toronto Thursday. Yet, Scheer also […]

Senator Patrick Brazeau Reflects On 3 Years Since Suicide Attempt

Jan 25 2019 — — A lot can change in three years. Senator Patrick Brazeau knows that better than many people — something he didn’t hesitate to point out on Twitter last week. “3 years ago today, I tried to commit suicide because I had no job, no money, no self worth… I survived to write this message. Life is […]

Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio Misses Own January Deadline To Resign

Jan 23 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio has yet to submit his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the House of Commons despite a much-publicized pledge to do so on Jan. 22. House Speaker Geoff Regan’s office told HuffPost Canada Wednesday that they haven’t received Di Iorio’s resignation letter. Di Iorio did not respond to HuffPost’s […]

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Surprise Shuffle Isn’t A Demotion, Trudeau Says – She’s now minister for veterans affairs.

Jan 14 2019 — Zi-Ann Lum — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended a surprise move Monday to shuffle senior cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould into veterans affairs, calling the B.C. MP a sharp navigator of difficult files. Speaking to reporters outside Rideau Hall after the swearing-in ceremony for five new ministers, Trudeau was asked if Wilson-Raybould’s performance merited the apparent demotion. She had […]