National Newswatch

With two weeks to go, the real campaign is beginning

Sep 6 2021 — L. Ian MacDonald — With three weeks down and only 13 days until the election, it may be that the real campaign is only now beginning. The Liberals must hope so, while the Conservatives may be concerned about having peaked too soon. The Conservatives led the Liberals over the long weekend by 35 to 33 per cent in the […]

O’Toole’s reversal on gun policy may save his campaign

Sep 5 2021 — John Ivison — Erin O’Toole delivered his morning press conference with his back to the Burrard Inlet but in political terms, his back was to the wall. The Liberals have found their wedge — gun control — and have been hammering it home with gusto. Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that O’Toole wants to take the country backwards […]

Liberals polled Canadians before choosing COVID-19 economic recovery slogan

Jun 24 2021 — Tyler Dawson — The two ‘green’ options were the least popular, and one was considered too anti-Alberta. When the Liberal government was workshopping its COVID-19 economic recovery slogan, Canadians rejected one option on the basis that it seemingly slandered Alberta, according to research done for the Privy Council Office. First reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, an Ottawa online news […]

‘Pompous posturing’: Calgary Bishop Fred Henry accuses Trudeau of deflecting blame on residential schools

Jun 9 2021 — Bill Kaufmann — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is whitewashing the federal government’s role in the deadly operation of residential schools by singling out the Roman Catholic Church for blame, said Most Rev. Fred Henry, bishop emeritus of the Calgary diocese. In an open letter to the prime minister, Henry, who presided over southern Alberta Catholics from 1998 to […]

Kenney wades into tainted political turf and comes away stained

Jun 3 2021 — Don Braid — There’s no space in Alberta more emblematic of arrogant privilege than the notorious Sky Palace. After then-premier Alison Redford resigned in 2014, dogged by other scandals, it was finally confirmed that the government was building a private residence for her and her daughter atop Edmonton’s Federal building. Smoking cannabis did not help young people kick […]

‘This school is a jail house’: Documents reveal the horrors of Residential Schools

Jun 3 2021 — Tristin Hopper — While the discovery of 215 children’s graves at the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School have galvanized Canadian public opinion, the horrors of the Canadian Indian Residential School system were never a secret. Generations of Ottawa administrators were fully aware of the system’s deadly reputation, and while polite society at the time may […]