National Newswatch

Use police race-crime data properly, or don’t use it at all

Aug 13 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Thirty-one years ago, then-police superintendent Julian Fantino released statistics suggesting Black people in a troubled Toronto community were disproportionately involved in crime. Fantino, who later became Toronto police chief and a cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper government, said he did it to counter allegations Toronto police were racist.

A mandatory vaccine in Canada would not go over well

Aug 9 2020 — Anthony Furey — Canada is currently weighing whether or not to make a COVID-19 vaccine in some way mandatory, according to Navdeep Bains, the Liberal government’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Good luck getting everyone on board with that one. As if the various measures imposed upon Canadians hasn’t been contentious enough, imposing mandatory vaccines could easily […]

Common sense says Trudeau was in a conflict of interest

Aug 9 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Based on what we now know, it’s obvious Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put himself into a conflict of interest in the WE Charity controversy in the common sense meaning of that term. Whether he violated the Conflict of Interest Act, which he’s already done twice in the five years he’s been prime minister, is up […]

Ford denounces Trump, backs Trudeau, in new trade war

Aug 8 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Proving that politics does indeed make for strange bedfellows, Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Friday positioned himself as Canada’s pit bull in the Trudeau government’s looming fight against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum. Denouncing Trump in an impromptu diatribe against the US president’s decision before his regular […]

Trudeau doesn’t understand conflict of interest, apparently

Aug 4 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — Throughout his Aga Khan vacation and SNC-Lavalin scandals, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeatedly demonstrated he either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care about the federal conflict-of-interest law. In the Aga Khan affair, Trudeau argued because he was a friend of the Aga Khan, he was entitled to accept free vacations and air travel from him under […]

WE scandal speaks to Trudeau’s character and judgment

Aug 2 2020 — Lorne Gunter — If we didn’t already know it, we have learned from the WE Charity scandal that our prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is a vacuous, spoiled narcissist who never learns from his mistakes, fires anyone who challenges him and always blames others for the problem he creates. Sound familiar?

China has unjustly jailed Canada’s two Michaels for 600 days

Jul 30 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor imprisoned by China’s thug communist dictators for 600 days as of Friday, let’s recall that in 2013 when he was Liberal leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he admired China’s “basic dictatorship.” That was back when the Liberals were naively and shamelessly praising China for its so-called leadership […]

Memo to politicians: Blacks suffer most from gang violence

Jul 26 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — The next police chief, the police services board, city council and the provincial government must come up with a realistic and effective strategy to reduce the ever-increasing gang and gun carnage in Toronto’s black community. It’s reached a crisis point in large part because of the dramatic reduction, followed by the cancellation, of police street […]

Trudeau’s apology was too little, too late

Jul 19 2020 — Joe Oliver — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau apologized to Canadians for not recusing themselves from discussions about the sole-sourced contract with We Charity to administer a $912-million student grant program. For Trudeau, it was because of “our family’s history.” However, his involvement was greater than being involved in discussions, not least a cabinet […]

The continuing pandemic debate about wearing masks

Jul 19 2020 — Lorne Gunter — We have to take the politics out of COVID masks. The police shooting of a man in Ontario who refused to wear a mask while grocery shopping shows the extremes to which the mask debate has gone. The shooting was the man’s own fault, according to official reports. After the man assaulted workers at Easton’s […]

Are we #TeamCanada — or not?

Jul 13 2020 — Harrison Ruess — Today we find ourselves at a crossroads. Will we continue down the same old path, where provincial protectionism is permitted to stymie opportunity and growth or, once and for all, come together and have truly free trade within the Canadian federation? The so-called “free trade” deals between the provinces fall far short of their promise. […]

Here’s why Trudeau keeps making ethics blunders

Jul 12 2020 — Lorne Gunter — On Wednesday, during one of the House of Common’s rare sitting days permitted by our current Liberal minority government, there was an exchange between Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that does as much as anything to explain why Trudeau keeps making ethics blunders. It also explains why Liberal voters continue to […]

Eastern Canada unfazed by Trudeau’s lack of ethics

Jul 12 2020 — Lorrie Goldstein — As recent political history shows, the Conservatives should not pin their hopes on the Trudeau-WE Charity scandal alone bringing down the Liberals. To win, the next Conservative leader will have to convince voters they can safely hand the keys of government to the Tories and they won’t wreck the place. Voters already knew Prime Minister […]