National Newswatch

Trudeau experienced deficits differently

Jul 28 2019 — — The federal government’s latest statement of its finances indicates, yet again, that contrary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s financial philosophy, budgets do not balance themselves. According to the finance department’s Fiscal Monitor released Friday, the Trudeau government recorded a $1.4 billion deficit for the first two months of the current fiscal year of 2019-20, meaning […]

The three politicians blocking Andrew Scheer’s path

Jul 28 2019 — Jim Warren — Andrew Scheer has three politicians blocking his potential path to becoming the next Prime Minister, and none of them are Liberal or named Justin Trudeau. What’s worse for Scheer is there isn’t much he can do to get them out of the way. The political actions and tactics of Maxime Bernier, Jagmeet Singh, and Doug […]

Food fight is pre-election silliness

Jul 25 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The food fight between Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over Canada’s Food Guide demonstrates that the pre-election silly season is upon us. It started when Scheer portrayed the guide, updated this year by the federal government for the first time since 2007, as an unscientific plot by granola-heads to deceive Canadians […]

Butts experienced Lavscam differently

Jul 23 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberals say it’s no big deal Gerald Butts, who resigned on Feb. 18 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary at the height of the Lavscam scandal, is back in the Liberal fold. Nor that Trudeau’s closest friend and top political adviser — whom Trudeau told the Liberal caucus after his 2015 election victory […]

The political resurrection of Gerald Butts

Jul 21 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s best friend and closest political advisor, is returning to the Liberal fold as a senior political strategist for the Oct. 21 federal election. This according to a CBC report on Saturday. With respect, it’s hard to believe Butts was ever out of the Liberal fold, from the moment he […]

Justin Trudeau, Liberal virtucrat

Jul 18 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberal “fear and smear” campaign against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer orchestrated by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is nothing new. The Liberals have always campaigned on the basis that the Conservatives are not only wrong, but evil. It’s part of the Liberals’ DNA. Thus, Trudeau and Co. absurdly suggest Scheer is a white supremacist sympathizer […]

Hypocrisy of Guilbeault nomination nothing new for Trudeau

Jul 14 2019 — Lorne Gunter — Justin Trudeau wants Quebec seats so badly in this fall’s election that he doesn’t care what he does to Alberta, as long as it brings him votes in Montreal. On Wednesday, there was the prime minister and Liberal leader hoisting clutched hands high with long-time anti-oil activist Steven Guilbeault who had just become Trudeau’s nominee […]

Remedial math for Liberals on climate change

Jul 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With 98 days to go before the Oct. 21 federal election, the pollsters say human-induced climate change will be high on voters’ minds. Given that, voters should understand the election debate about this issue will be entirely about political perception as opposed to political reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna want […]

Maybe Canadian politicians should just lay low this summer

Jul 10 2019 — Anthony Furey — For the past few days political circles and talk radio have been unpacking a rude tirade by Ontario cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod aimed at Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. MacLeod apparently approached Melnyk unprovoked at a Rolling Stones concert the other weekend, calling out: “Do you know who I am? I am your minister and […]

The NDP campaign platform launch was a massive blunder

Jul 7 2019 — Jim Warren — We all know the old philosophical question “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It’s intended as an experiment to question observation and perception. The same applies to politics. If a political party launches a campaign platform and no one pays attention, […]

Numbers show Trudeau’s climate promises are fake news

Jul 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatening to fine social media platforms if they don’t control “fake news,” the question arises whether the Liberals should be fined for promoting fake news themselves. Because their insistence Canada is on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets Trudeau agreed to in the 2015 United Nations’ Paris climate […]

If Trudeau loses it won’t be funny — and that’s the problem

Jul 6 2019 — Gerry Nicholls — Please don’t tell my Conservative friends, but I must confess this: if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t get re-elected in the fall, it’ll actually make me a little bit sad. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly no fan of the Liberals, it’s just that Trudeau being in power has been really good for my […]

Canadians want fewer refugees, while Liberals want more

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — A slew of recent public opinion polls on Canadian attitudes toward immigrants and refugees — the latest one commissioned by the CBC — suggest our views toward immigrants and refugees are hardening. The CBC poll by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue released Wednesday found 57% of the 4,500 adults participating in an online panel said […]

Nuclear power, natural gas are fuels of the future

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The previous Liberal government of Ontario — whatever its failings — can rightly boast it successfully completed one of North America’s largest-ever reductions of industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to human-induced climate change. From 2003 to 2014, a remarkably short time frame for such an achievement, premier Dalton McGuinty and his successor Kathleen Wynne cut […]