National Newswatch

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Yellowknife Named Capital of the Northwest Territories

Jan 18 2021 — Arthur Milnes — Very pleased today to mark an anniversary important to everyone in old stomping grounds as a reporter in the Northwest Territories.  So, it was on this date in 1967 that Yellowknife was named the NWT’s capital city.  I first experienced Yellowknife on a four-month contract for Northern News Services during the spring-summer of 1995 (where […]

Ottawa finally launching consultations on the Canada Grain Act

Jan 15 2021 — Alex Binkley — The review has been stalled by the Covid pandemic.   Ottawa—The federal government is finally launching the consultation phase of the Canada Grain Act review it started in March 2019. Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says it will be conducted online until the end of April. The government wants to hear the views of the grain […]

It’s Not Trump but Democracy that’s on Trial

Jan 14 2021 — Glen Pearson — How do we explain what’s going on south of the border?  We know the basics: Left vs. Right, white vs. black, rich vs. poor, Wall St. vs. Main St., social vs. traditional media.  I have spent some time in the U.S. over the years, especially in Washington, and it only takes one minute of conversation […]