National Newswatch

Trudeau: More COVID-19 Testing Needed Across Canada As Provinces, Territories Ease Restrictions

May 11 2020 — Althia Raj — More Canadians should be tested for COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday, though he wouldn’t say whether anyone who wants to be tested should be. As the provinces and territories begin to ease restrictions, Trudeau called testing an “essential” part of the road towards reopening the economy. “We need to do more testing right […]

Peter MacKay Campaign Walks Back Calling Trans Rights Legislation A ‘Bathroom’ Bill

May 1 2020 — Zi-Ann Lum — Peter MacKay’s Conservative leadership campaign is walking back describing a transgender rights bill as a “bathroom” bill in an email to supporters, a term that one NDP MP says perpetuates “derogatory stereotypes” about the trans community. MacKay sent a message to supporters Thursday attacking leadership campaign rival Erin O’Toole, widely seen as his top competition […]

Conservative MP Derek Sloan Renews Call To Fire Dr. Theresa Tam

May 1 2020 — Althia Raj — Conservative leadership candidate Derek Sloan is digging in on his attacks on Canada’s chief public health officer, now saying he believes Dr. Theresa Tam should be fired for having “very likely cost Canadian lives.” The freshman MP from Hastings—Lennox and Addington in Ontario attracted national attention last week when he questioned Tam’s loyalty to Canada, […]

Trudeau Refuses To Repeat Pledge To Cut Tax-Dodging Companies From COVID-19 Aid

Apr 30 2020 — Zi-Ann Lum — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions Wednesday on whether companies with offshore bank accounts will be eligible for emergency COVID-19 aid after previously telling MPs they won’t be. Trudeau was pressed by MPs during the House of Commons’ special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic after he said Tuesday that the government will help those who […]