National Newswatch

Trudeau’s ‘hidden agenda’ exposed

May 19 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — As it turns out, the Canadian political leader with a “hidden agenda” is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, not Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Because while Trudeau was boasting about his “sunny ways” of governing, and falsely accusing Scheer of being sympathetic to white supremacists, the Liberal government he presided over was, in the unforgettable words of […]

The 2019 election is looking like 1972 all over again

May 19 2019 — Anthony Furey — Trudeau wins a majority government thanks to his personal popularity, as regular Canadians take to the streets to pose for photographs with him, swooning over his style. This is a description of Justin Trudeau and the 2015 election, right? Sure, but the same words equally apply to the original Trudeaumania – the 1968 election that […]

If Scheer wins, who will be the next Liberal and NDP leaders?

May 19 2019 — Jim Warren — Last week I listed the front-runners to replace Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer if he doesn’t win a majority government this October. The list included Doug Ford, Jason Kenney, Erin O’Toole, Lisa Raitt, Peter MacKay and Stephen Harper. The one who by far solicited the most positive response by email and on social media was Harper. […]

The Beyak suspension leaves us to ask, who is next?

May 12 2019 — Lorne Gunter — The Aboriginal Healing Foundation, an Indigenous-run corporation set up in the 1990s to help mitigate the harm done by residential schools says, “The students’ experiences of residential schools were not all bad. Different people had differing experiences. Many dedicated, good people worked in the system.” Of course, the AHF also points out that the schools […]

If Trudeau’s re-elected, what abuse of power comes next?

May 12 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — In the wake of Lavscam and the now-aborted Mark Norman trial, what new examples of abuse of power will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government engage in if re-elected with a majority government on Oct. 21? We now have two legal cases where individuals who were trying to do the right thing — former attorney general […]

Here are the front-runners to replace Andrew Scheer

May 12 2019 — Jim Warren — In today’s era of instant information and gratification no politician seems to get a second chance as a political leader in modern day campaigns and elections. For most of 2018, many New Democrats were already talking about replacing leader Jagmeet Singh ever though he hadn’t lost an election yet. So, it is interesting to consider […]

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is owed an apology

May 8 2019 — — Perhaps the most remarkable part of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s more than two year legal ordeal was the way he carried himself at the Wednesday afternoon press conference. Fully composed. No anger. Little emotion. A deliberate attempt to avoid anything resembling partisan remarks. This is a man who appears to be the definition of dignity and […]

Still hard to believe Butts on SNC-Lavalin affair

May 5 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — In a lengthy interview with the Huffington Post released Saturday, Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, makes a statement about the SNC-Lavalin affair which to me, beggars belief. Butts said he doesn’t think Trudeau’s actions were motivated by Trudeau’s desire to obtain a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for the company. Asked […]

There’s nothing new about extreme weather in Canada

Apr 28 2019 — Lorne Gunter — Have you ever heard of “Duff’s Ditch?” Technically it’s called the Red River Floodway (or Canal de derivation de la riviere Rouge). It’s a 47-kilometre-long manmade channel that redirects floodwaters from the Red River around Winnipeg. The floodway was constructed after disastrous floods in the 1950s left large sections of Winnipeg underwater from spring runoff […]

Your tax dollars are being wasted on carbon tax advertising

Apr 28 2019 — Jim Warren — Our tax dollars shouldn’t be used for partisan political advertising to win our votes or change our minds. But it is an election year in Canada, and apparently, our provincial politicians think it is OK to do so. We are now seeing millions of wasted tax dollars spent on partisan “government” advertising about the carbon […]

Who are the real hate-mongers?

Apr 26 2019 — Gerry Nicholls — I’ve been called a fascist, a Nazi, a Ku Klux Klan supporter and even an operative for the CIA. And that was on one of my good weeks. Why, you wonder, have I suffered such abuse, considering that I’m a pretty decent, normal guy? Well, it’s because I’ve been identified in the public as a […]

Scheer fires back at Trudeau’s ‘white supremacist’ charge

Apr 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer of being a closet supporter of white supremacists, the Conservatives are countering with an election ad accusing Trudeau of lying to Canadians. And it’s still six months away from the Oct. 21 election, suggesting it’s going to be a long and brutal campaign. The […]