National Newswatch

Navdeep Bains was driving a plan to rebuild Canada’s post-COVID-19 economy. What now?

Jan 12 2021 — Heather Scoffield — Until Tuesday, Navdeep Bains was a man on a mission. After five years as innovation minister, and slowly but surely refocusing industrial policy on actively pushing economic growth, Bains now leaves the levers of a pandemic recovery in the hands of his replacement, François-Philippe Champagne. The timing of his departure is challenging. In the next […]

Monsef opposed NDP MP’s private member’s bill because she believes there are other ways to get women into politics

Oct 20 2016 — — Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef spoke against an NDP bid to try to force political parties to run more women this week, but she says she and her government are working on other ways to “engage” women in politics. NDP MP Kennedy Stewart was proposing a private member’s bill that would penalize political parties financially if […]

Hometown boosts turnout for Monsef’s latest electoral reform town hall

Sep 7 2016 — — Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef’s hometown town hall on electoral reform Tuesday drew her biggest crowd yet during her cross-country tour. Monsef, the MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, is travelling from coast-to-coast, asking Canadians about their view on democratic reform. She stopped in Peterborough Tuesday to host afternoon and evening meetings at the Mount Community Centre on […]

Maryam Monsef wins Grit vote, will run to replace Dean Del Mastro

May 3 2015 — — Now it’s onward and upward for Maryam Monsef. The 30-year-old, who came a close second in the municipal race for Peterborough mayor last fall, was chosen as the candidate to represent the Peterborough-Kawartha riding federal Liberal party in the next federal election at the nomination meeting at the Evinrude Centre on Saturday. She beat out […]

Del Mastro back in court Tuesday

Apr 27 2015 — — Dean Del Mastro is back in court Tuesday. Elections Canada began investigating former Peterborough’s former MP in 2012, alleging he overspent on his 2008 election campaign, then lied to cover it up. His trial was spread out over several months in 2014. Here’s how events unfolded. June 6, 2012: Peterborough Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro […]

Byelection to replace Del Mastro unlikely: Poilievre

Apr 25 2015 — — The federal employment minister, in Peterborough for a pre-election visit on Saturday, said he doesn’t think there will be a byelection here to fill the vacant MP’s seat in this riding. Pierre Poilievre is the MP for Ottawa-Nepean and the Minister of Employment and Social Development. He said he thinks we won’t have a byelection […]

Del Mastro trial on hold until September

Jul 14 2014 — — It could be a while before a verdict comes in the Dean Del Mastro elections act trial. While the defense rested its case Monday, lawyers’ submissions won’t be heard until early September. A verdict is expected sometime after that, at the judge’s discretion. The submissions will be heard over two days: Tuesday, Sept. 2 and […]