National Newswatch

PM’s massive climate spending fails to achieve promised results

Jun 19 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — To put it in popular culture terms, believing the Trudeau government is going to achieve any climate change target it sets for itself is like believing Lucy is going to hold the football for Charlie Brown so he can kick it. Liberal governments have failed to achieve every greenhouse gas emission reduction target they’ve promised […]

More publishers need a fair deal

Jun 17 2022 — Paul Deegan — During the 2021 federal election campaign, several political parties made commitments to introduce news remuneration legislation. Why is such legislation needed? First, the need for strong, independent local news has never been higher – it keeps communities connected and informed on issues that are impacting them directly. Covering city hall, provincial and territorial legislatures, our […]

Feds cried wolf in invoking Emergencies Act

Jun 12 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — So far, the various justifications the Trudeau government has given for invoking the Emergencies Act against the Freedom Convoy protests have fallen apart. Consider the record to date. Neither the RCMP nor Ottawa police asked the federal government to invoke the act, contrary to claims by Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino.

Liberal MP admits achieving net-zero goal will be ‘painful’

Jun 12 2022 — Lorne Gunter — For once, a Liberal who isn’t spinning fairy tales about the coming disruption his party’s “green” policies will cause ordinary Canadians. Last Monday, during debate on this year’s federal budget, Whitby, Ont., Liberal MP Ryan Turnbull admitted, “Achieving net-zero is not going to be easy, that’s for sure … We are going to have to […]

The Emergencies Act inquiry isn’t looking good for Trudeau

Jun 5 2022 — Anthony Furey — Things are looking rough for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it comes to how the Emergencies Act inquiry might unfold. The past month or so has brought out a number of clarifications about what exactly transpired during this winter’s freedom convoy and what went on behind the scenes before and during the controversial invoking of […]

Unpacking the Trudeau government’s latest assaults on privacy and liberty

Jun 5 2022 — Lorne Gunter — The federal Liberals have no concern for personal privacy or liberty. I don’t think that’s an overstatement. No doubt the Liberals will claim – again – that they are the party of the Charter. But the Liberals abandoned Canadians’ fundamental freedoms long ago. The latest example is Bill S-7, introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s […]

Trudeau is living in a dream world when it comes to economics

May 29 2022 — Lorne Gunter — Middle-class Canadian taxpayers are in for a world of hurt as a result of runaway Liberal spending. Since the Trudeau government came to power in 2015, federal spending has increased by 82 per cent from $248.7 billion under Stephen Harper to $452.3 billion in the current fiscal year. During that period, inflation has been just […]

Stop blaming climate change for political incompetence

May 29 2022 — Lorrie Goldstein — Politicians today love to blame the damage caused by every extreme weather event on “climate change” because it masks the crisis governments are responsible for — Canada’s fragile and aging public infrastructure. From Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to provincial premiers, to municipal mayors, they pontificate endlessly about “climate change” as if there were never storms, […]

Ottawa needs to act to help Canada’s airports

May 20 2022 — Robin Guy — The Canadian aviation and tourism industries have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The myriad of public measures has resulted in a decline of travel by approximately 95% of 2019 levels and the financial cost is greater than 9/11, SARS, and the 2008 financial crisis combined.