National Newswatch

Justin Trudeau: Working from home just like the rest of us

Mar 19 2020 — — Justin Trudeau’s week will one day fill the pages of Canadian history books — he’s sealed off the U.S. frontier to non-essential travelers, unleashed a huge economic aid package and moved closer to invoking a law that can empower the government to limit civil liberties. And the G-7 leader has done it all from home, […]

Person with coronavirus attended convention where Trudeau gave speech

Mar 11 2020 — — Public health authorities are warning delegates to a mining convention in Toronto last week — an industry event attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other officials — to monitor for signs of the coronavirus after an attendee tested positive. Health officials issued the appeal after confirming that a man in his 50s, the first […]

Trudeau’s next political crisis: rail blockades

Feb 21 2020 — Maura Forrest — What started as a protest against a pipeline in northern British Columbia has turned into a test of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ability to govern an increasingly divided nation and his willingness to act during a crisis. Wrapped up in the protest, which has blocked rail traffic in most of eastern Canada for more than […]

Kenney accuses top Trudeau aide of conspiring with Obama on Keystone

Feb 8 2020 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former top aide Gerald Butts of conspiring behind the scenes with the Obama administration to torpedo the Keystone XL pipeline project, an allegation that ignited a clash between the two old rivals. Kenney launched the allegation Friday at a forum in Washington in response to […]

Jason Kenney: Trudeau’s unofficial opposition

Feb 7 2020 — — Justin Trudeau’s loudest critic doesn’t stand across from him in Canada’s Parliament or in the White House, but in a provincial legislature 2,000 miles away from Ottawa. It’s from Alberta that Jason Kenney has emerged as the voice of Canada’s disaffected West, where jobs are tied to the region’s fossil fuel industry and where calls […]

Trudeau’s climate dilemma

Feb 3 2020 — Maura Forrest — When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to power in 2015, he promised a grand bargain: his Liberal government would fight climate change with a carbon tax, but would also get Canadian oil to new markets in Asia. One would buy the social license for the other. As bargains go, it didn’t have the desired […]

Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa

Jan 27 2020 — — The 40 people who could make or break the Liberal minority government. Politico has plotted out parliamentarians and provincial leaders who have the power to influence Canada’s 43rd Parliament. With multiple players and power brokers in the mix, we explain who holds sway in Justin Trudeau’s new government. The longevity of the Liberal government and […]

Why Trudeau’s political survival hinges on Quebec

Oct 7 2019 — Alexander Panetta — Justin Trudeau’s perilous path to reelection this fall runs through Canada’s version of a swing state on steroids: Quebec. And with just two weeks left to go before Canadians head to the polls, the province is living up to its reputation for wild, unpredictable races. Home to nearly a quarter of the seats in Canada’s […]

Trump signs order setting stage to ban Huawei from U.S.

May 15 2019 — — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order laying the groundwork to block Chinese telecommunications companies like Huawei from selling equipment in the U.S., a move aimed at neutralizing Beijing’s ability to compromise next-generation wireless networks and U.S. computer systems.

Trudeau’s reelection bid faces the Trump test

May 2 2019 — Alexander Panetta — The Canadian leader was so concerned about Trump he secretly practiced his handshake before their first meeting. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agonized over what might seem like an inconsequential detail before his first meeting with President Donald Trump: how to shake hands. During a February 2017 flight to Washington to meet the president, Trudeau was […]

Pelosi: No vote on new NAFTA until Mexico changes labor laws

Apr 2 2019 — — Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated on Tuesday the House will not consider President Donald Trump’s new North American trade pact until after Mexico has passed and implemented its major labor law reforms. In an interview with POLITICO Playbook, the California Democrat explained that Mexico must pass labor law reforms required under the replacement deal for NAFTA […]

Trump to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan heights

Mar 21 2019 — — President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States will formally recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” the […]

Former Clinton adviser: Hillary will run in 2020

Nov 12 2018 — — Two-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will mount a third bid for the White House, longtime Clinton adviser Mark Penn wrote in an op-ed published Sunday by The Wall Street Journal, predicting that the former first lady and secretary of state is readying a “Hillary 4.0” campaign for 2020.