National Newswatch

Booting Sloan was just a start. O’Toole must get serious about distancing party from unsavoury elements

Jan 20 2021 — Kelly McParland — When I first read Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s assertion that “there is no room for the far right” in his “modern, pragmatic, mainstream” Conservative party, my plan was to write a column indicating it wasn’t good enough. Words are just words. He’d have to do more than that. He should start by dumping Derek Sloan, […]

With ‘pragmatic’ label Erin O’Toole sheds true blue image

Jan 19 2021 — John Robson — Erin O’Toole just announced that he has no principles. Which I suppose has the merit of avoiding subsequent disappointment. But otherwise it is not a boast in public life, as it would not be privately. “The Conservatives are a moderate, pragmatic, mainstream party — as old as Confederation — that sits squarely in the centre […]

Head of Radio-Canada apologizes for spending month of December in Miami, but won’t face disciplinary action

Jan 14 2021 — Christopher Nardi — The head of Radio-Canada, the French arm of Canada’s public broadcaster, apologized but will not face disciplinary action for spending the month of December in Miami despite public health advice strongly discouraging travel. “As Canadians were strongly advised to avoid staying abroad, I understand the reaction to my trip. I am sincerely sorry and I […]

Head of Radio-Canada spent month of December in his Miami condo despite public health warnings

Jan 14 2021 — Christopher Nardi — The head of Radio-Canada, the French arm of Canada’s public broadcaster, spent nearly the entire month of December working and vacationing in Miami, despite public health advice strongly discouraging travel, the National Post has learned. Michel Bissonnette, CBC/Radio-Canada’s executive vice-president of French Services and the public broadcaster’s second-in-command, went to his condo — located right […]

The cabinet shuffle is a puzzle

Jan 12 2021 — John Ivison — François-Philippe Champagne has been promising a tougher line on China for over a year. It was a curious quirk of providence that at the precise moment he finally announced tough new measures aimed at addressing human rights violations in Xinjiang province, he was being shuffled out of the foreign affairs portfolio.