National Newswatch

How to steal an election

Oct 25 2020 — Robin V. Sears — Charles McCarry, one of the post-war giants in espionage — first as an agent and then an author — once laid out in stunning detail how to steal an American presidential election. In “Shelley’s Heart” he revealed the simple steps required to shift enough selected votes in selected precincts to flip the outcome. But he […]

Canadian Forces investigates after mystery man in secret recording claims to be a soldier — and a neo-Nazi

Oct 22 2020 — Alex Boutilier — The Canadian Armed Forces has launched an internal probe into suggestions that one of its members belongs to a neo-Nazi extremist group and attempted to join militant white supremacists in the U.S. In leaked audio recordings obtained by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the unidentified man — who goes by the name “Dakov” — claims […]

Justin Trudeau’s government is again making big promises. History suggests Canadians shouldn’t hold their breath

Oct 18 2020 — Chantal Hébert — From a much-needed review of Canada’s foreign policy toward an increasingly aggressive China to a court-ordered rewrite of the medically assisted death framework and including the planting of at least one of the billions of trees promised to mitigate climate change, it is not hard these days to come up with a substantial list of […]

Violence against Mi’kmaw lobster fishers is an act of terror

Oct 18 2020 — Tiffany Gooch — When the Sipekne’katik nation opened the Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia this September, it should have been a moment of celebration. Instead, it was the beginning of a horror story come alive, as fishers have been continuously targeted and terrorized by non-Indigenous fishers as they’ve tried to carry out their rights to earn […]

The positive legacy of the Donald Trump presidency

Oct 18 2020 — Robin V. Sears — Sixteen days from now, perhaps around midnight, the commentariat around the world — with the exception of Russia and a few other rogue states — will be exploding with relief, joy and anticipation. The celebration of Donald Trump’s defeat will quickly turn to how to clean up the mess he has left behind: with the […]

Questioning Kamala Harris’s race. Promoting a 9/11 conspiracy. Toronto byelections rocked by Liberal and Conservative candidates’ resurfaced tweets

Oct 16 2020 — Alex Ballingall — In duelling expressions of outrage, Liberals and Conservatives exchanged demands for opposing candidates to drop out of federal byelections in Toronto as advance polls opened on Friday. The Liberals took the first shot, when Quebec MP Greg Fergus — who is also the chair of the Parliamentary Black Caucus in Ottawa — condemned how the […]