National Newswatch

Meeting our international environmental obligations is key

Nov 27 2019 — Thomas Mulcair — Score one for Jason Kenney. Since last week, farmers have been faced with a shortage of propane needed to dry their crop, now freezing in the fields due to an early winter. The cause is the strike of railway workers that has held up deliveries. When Quebec Premier Francois Legault pleaded with Ottawa to enact […]

While Trudeau blasts Israel, China gets a pass

Nov 23 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy took an alarming turn last week. Trudeau reversed Canada’s long-standing policy on Israel by siding with such bastions of democracy as North Korea in passing a resolution condemning the world’s only Jewish state at the United Nations. This while Trudeau’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Friday that Canada doesn’t […]

Trudeau sides with Israel’s enemies

Nov 21 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — It’s no secret why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has, suddenly and without prior notice, reversed Stephen Harper’s policy of refusing to support the never-ending deluge of Israel-bashing resolutions passed by the United Nations General Assembly. Canada under Harper and his Conservative government was Israel’s strongest ally in the world, more than even the U.S. under […]

The numbers show our green obsession is hurting Canada

Nov 17 2019 — Lorne Gunter — The latest numbers on economic productivity in Canada are extremely disappointing. And with the Liberals back in power, the numbers are about to get worse, especially considering that the Trudeau government is now held in office by three anti-development parties — the NDP, Greens and Bloc Quebecois. Even our “have” provinces fall far behind the […]

Blanchet’s Alberta-bashing based on ignorance

Nov 17 2019 — — Watching Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet trash Alberta on climate change and its greenhouse gas emissions is like watching a child running down the hallway with scissors. The federal separatist leader (now there’s an oxymoron) revealed his ignorance last week when he lectured Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and Albertans in general, on their land-locked oil […]

Time for Conservatives to embrace, not just tolerate, diversity

Nov 16 2019 — John Snobelen — A couple of decades ago a local service club in suburban Toronto faced an interesting dilemma. In those days, service clubs were male only. Most of them had auxiliary clubs for the wives. Think Kinsmen (my dad) and Kinettes (my mom). It seems horribly antiquated now, but in those not-so-long ago times it was still […]

‘Bland’ Peter MacKay throws ‘zingers,’ then retreats

Nov 14 2019 — Mark Bonokoski — When former Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay first strung the “stinking albatross” around the unsuspecting neck of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, it didn’t quite sound like Peter MacKay. MacKay has never been known to write humdingers, and especially not someone who’d compose the two back-to-back jabs that so unexpectedly jarred those who still believe Scheer’s […]

Trudeau has to choose his approach to governing with a minority

Nov 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The success of Canada’s new minority Parliament, which will convene on Dec. 5, depends not on the opposition leaders but on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Canadians collectively decided on Oct. 21 that they still wanted Trudeau to be their PM, but not with the extraordinary power of a PM with a majority government. Given this, […]

Some cabinet recommendations for Trudeau

Nov 11 2019 — Jim Warren — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce his new cabinet around November 20. Choosing who goes into your cabinet is one of the most critical decisions a Prime Minister can make and has implications that even the smartest political strategist cannot foresee, Jody Wilson-Raybould being one of the most prominent and recent examples. A […]

Andrew Scheer’s trial by religion

Nov 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Let’s put to rest the myth there is any answer Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer can give that will satisfy the Liberals, and the liberal media, that he is not homophobic. That he would not ban same-sex marriage if he becomes prime minister. Scheer can’t prove a negative. The only way he could prove it is […]

Panicking Conservatives only help Trudeau

Nov 6 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Since the liberal media have been killing entire forests telling us about how badly Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives did in the Oct. 21 election, let’s do an apples-to-apples comparison of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s victory compared to Scheer’s defeat. Compared to the 2015 election: Trudeau lost 27 seats (down from 184 to 157) and […]

Here’s why Andrew Scheer has got to go

Nov 3 2019 — Jim Warren — Andrew Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made before the election. Scheer could be forgiven by Conservatives for mistakes he made during the election. But Conservatives should not forgive the mistakes Scheer has made since the end of the election and they should elect a new leader to lead them into the […]

Amateur hour federal Conservatives imploding

Nov 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So as it turns out, it was the Conservatives, not the Liberals, who weren’t as advertised in the federal election. In the days leading up to the Oct. 21 vote, Conservatives told us they were united behind Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who was ready to lead the country. But in the days following the election, […]

Time to put Parliament on right path

Oct 27 2019 — Andre Marin — The weirdest election I can recall is behind us, dominated by gotcha moments and other political shenanigans. Now it’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to deal with the two most pressing issues facing the nation. First, he needs to move fast to unify the country. Ironically, Trudeau was the author of his own misfortune, […]

Trudeau’s hot-air climate hypocrisy

Oct 27 2019 — — During the recent election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again refused to acknowledge that the only credible way to convince Canadians to consume less to save the planet from global warming is to lead by example. If you don’t — and Trudeau doesn’t — then people will logically conclude you don’t really believe the world […]