National Newswatch

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 […]

Canada To Unveil Air Passengers’ Bill Of Rights

Dec 16 2018 — Althia Raj — Frustrated air travellers who’ve been bumped from their flight or stuck on the tarmac for hours because of mechanical failures will soon see their right to compensation enshrined in law, HuffPost Canada has learned. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is scheduled to unveil on Monday the details of the government’s long-promised passenger bill of rights. The […]

Trump Considering Son-In-Law Jared Kushner For Next Chief Of Staff

Dec 13 2018 — — Having run through his first choices for his chief of staff vacancy without any luck, President Donald Trump is considering his own son-in-law for the job. Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White […]

Maxime Bernier Plays The Game Of Risk On Immigration

Dec 9 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — Love him or hate him, Maxime Bernier is a newsmaker. The People’s Party of Canada leader has rebranded himself as a political upstart after a highly publicized break up with the federal Conservatives this summer. But is Bernier’s party picking up enough support to spook the Tories?

Scheer Booed By Chiefs For Failing To Differentiate Himself From Harper

Dec 6 2018 — Zi-Ann Lum — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was booed at the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly Thursday after he was unable to explain how he’s different from Stephen Harper. Scheer had just finished a speech at Ottawa’s Westin hotel, pledging his commitment to reconciliation when the floor was opened to questions. Former prime minister Harper “lost […]

Bill C-76 Opens ‘Opportunity’ For Foreign Governments To Influence Canadian Elections, Senators Told

Nov 29 2018 — Althia Raj — More Canadians living abroad should not be allowed to vote, a Senate committee heard Thursday, because hostile foreign governments might use their mail-in ballots to fraudulently influence federal elections. Speaking to the upper chamber’s legal and constitutional affairs committee, expat journalist David Frum told his sister, Conservative Sen. Linda Frum, and her colleagues that while […]

Edmonton MP Kerry Diotte Sues U of A Student Newspaper For Calling Him Racist

Nov 21 2018 — Samantha Beattie — Almost two weeks after threatening legal action against some Twitter users, Edmonton MP Kerry Diotte is suing a student newspaper for calling him racist. The Gateway at the University of Alberta published a news story and editorial online earlier this month that criticized Diotte for supporting white nationalist Faith Goldy. Diotte claims the articles made […]

Andrew Scheer’s Camp Says Pressing Doug Ford On Ontario’s French Services Cuts ‘Like Talking To A Wall’

Nov 19 2018 — Althia Raj — Blindsided by the Ontario premier’s decision to cut French services, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s camp is hoping that Doug Ford realizes he’s set off a national debate that could hurt Scheer in next year’s federal election. “We are associated to a decision that we did not help make, that we were not aware of — […]