National Newswatch

Canadians disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s job as prime minister and feel he is divisive, national opinion survey says

Jul 14 2022 — Adrian Humphreys — Most Canadians disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s performance as prime minister and feel he is a divisive leader, with almost as many hoping he resigns before the next election, according to a new public opinion survey probing the legacy of Canada’s leader. The results of the Postmedia-Léger survey suggest Trudeau faces challenges in his continued electoral […]

Trudeau’s helicopter money experiment goes even more wrong

Jul 13 2022 — John Ivison — It is not being wise after the event to suggest that the Trudeau government contributed mightily to the Bank of Canada’s biggest interest rate hike since 1998. Nearly two years ago, the OECD said that, as Canada’s GDP fell by 10 per cent in the second pandemic-hit quarter of 2020, household income grew by 11 […]

Conservatives bring in outside lawyers to review possibility of Patrick Brown appeal

Jul 11 2022 — Ryan Tumilty — The Conservative party is bringing in outside lawyers to decide how to respond to appeals from Patrick Brown’s leadership campaign as they seek to have Brown’s disqualification from the race overturned. Brown was disqualified last week over allegations he breached election law by having a campaign worker paid by an outside corporation. The complaint the […]

Tory leadership committee originally advised not to approve Patrick Brown’s nomination

Jul 7 2022 — Christopher Nardi — Members of the Conservative leadership committee responsible for vetting candidates recommended back in the spring that Patrick Brown’s campaign application not be approved, National Post has learned. Multiple sources familiar with deliberations of the Conservative Party of Canada’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) told National Post that the members of its Leadership Candidate Nomination Committee […]

Patrick Brown is the inevitable product of broken leadership-selection process

Jul 7 2022 — Chris Selley — When the news of Patrick Brown’s expulsion from the Conservative leadership race broke on Tuesday evening, judging by social media posts, most everyone’s minds logically went in the direction of membership fraud — anything between buying memberships for genuinely interested people (which is illegal) to something far more complex and flamboyantly dodgy. Among the revelations […]