National Newswatch

Chinese ambassador denies intimidation of Chinese-Canadians

Aug 13 2020 — John Ivison — Any moves by Canada to sanction Chinese officials for human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghur population would be met with a “strong and resolute reaction,” according to China’s ambassador in Ottawa. A letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed by 64 Canadian MPs and senators called for sanctions to be levied against officials deemed […]

MPP Lisa MacLeod under police protection in Ottawa after ‘threatening’ emails and ‘unexplained mischievous incident’

Aug 13 2020 — — Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod will be under police protection in Ottawa after “threatening emails” and an unexplained “mischievous incident” targeting the minister after she appeared on a local radio program to condemn recent harassment against other local female politicians. MacLeod appeared on 580 CFRA to speak out against the harassment recently faced by MP Catherine […]

Where’s Mark Carney? With no suitable vacancy in Ottawa, he’ll be serving the country as advisor on economic recovery

Aug 10 2020 — John Ivison — The echo chamber of Canadian politics reverberated with some particularly juicy scuttlebutt last week. Mark Carney was set to announce as a Liberal candidate and become Canada’s finance minister, it was heard and said. The utterly imaginary ascended to the level of sure thing, thanks to two events. First, well-regarded York Centre Liberal MP Michael […]

Why did the City of Toronto lease WE Charity’s former HQ for $6 million?

Jul 31 2020 — — Nine months ago, Doug Fisher, a longtime resident of Cabbagetown in Toronto, contacted Mayor John Tory’s office about concerns he had regarding the city’s decision to turn a commercial building in his neighbourhood into a women’s shelter. He found the decision odd — why would the former headquarters of WE Charity, that was smack in […]

WE has a lot to learn about true charity

Jul 28 2020 — Licia Corbella — In December 2012 I travelled to Lebanon with World Vision’s then Canadian President, Dave Toycen. World Vision wanted to show Canadians the life-saving aid the international charity was providing to refugees fleeing from civil war in Syria. Toycen, along with another Canadian staff member and me, stayed at a home in a safe and secure […]