National Newswatch

Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes Claps Back at Justin Trudeau over His Non-Apology

Mar 7 2019 — — The plot thickens. A Liberal MP has clapped back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following a speech he made Thursday morning about the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Speaking to reporters, Trudeau said he should have realized there was an “erosion of trust” between his office and former Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould. However, he […]

Conservatives Are Blaming Refugee Screening for Alleged Bomb Plot

Jan 25 2019 — — “Canada’s refugee screening process needs to be seriously examined,” said Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. As details emerge about a foiled terrorist plot in Kingston, allegedly involving a Syrian refugee, the incident is already being used as fodder for anti-refugee rhetoric on the right. It’s “clear that Canada’s refugee screening process needs to be seriously examined,” […]

Toronto van attack suspect Alek Minassian was a member of the Canadian Army

Apr 24 2018 — — Alek Minassian the accused Toronto van attacker was a recruit who served for two months in the Canadian Armed Forces, VICE News has learned. “Alek Minassian, the accused in the recent incident in Toronto, was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 2 months in late 2017 – from 23 August until 25 October,” […]

Why So Many Ontario Voters Are Scared of Doug Ford Becoming Premier

Mar 13 2018 — Manisha Krishnan — Weeks of batshit craziness amongst Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives—which started with sexual misconduct allegations against former leader Patrick Brown—have fittingly ended with Doug Ford being elected as Brown’s replacement. As head of the province’s official opposition, Ford is now in the running to become Ontario’s new premier. Considering the Liberals have been in power for 15 […]

Conservative Politician Going to Sensitivity Training After Getting Mad at Trudeau Online

Feb 8 2018 — — A little-known Manitoba MLA is has decided to check himself into sensitivity training after getting Mad Online at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and asylum seekers. Cliff Graydon, a Progressive Conservative backbencher for the riding of Emerson—a location that includes one of the busiest border crossers for asylum seekers. In late January, Graydon responded to a […]

Kellie Leitch, We Hardly Knew Ya, Thank God

Jan 24 2018 — Drew Brown — Attention everybody: Kellie Leitch is not going to run for MP again in 2019. Stephen Harper’s last Minister for the Status of Women will instead return to private life as a foot surgeon for children. Making life better for Canadian children is the common thread of Leitch’s political career. She first came to national prominence […]

Here’s the Trudeau government’s secret guide to Trump’s cabinet

Oct 11 2017 — Justin Ling — As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes the rounds in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, he’ll be thrown straight into the confusing mire of President Donald Trump’s White House. While the president has proven himself exactly as unpredictable as many expected — whether it’s slapping extraordinary trade penalties on Quebec manufacturer Bombardier or musing about cancelling the North […]

Suspected Edmonton attacker was ordered deported from U.S.

Oct 3 2017 — Rachel Browne — The man accused of perpetrating a pair of attacks in Edmonton on Saturday had originally been ordered deported back to Somalia from the United States in 2011, VICE News has learned from a U.S. government agency. A man named Abdullahi Hassan Sharif had been detained in an immigration jail in California in 2011 and eventually […]

Parliament’s anti-racism hearings kick-off with witness warning of ‘Islamists in the corridors of power’

Sep 20 2017 — — Parliamentary hearings on Islamophobia and systemic racism in Canada kicked off this week, with two days of meetings presenting wildly different interpretations on the issue of anti-Muslim discrimination in Canada. But the committee wasted little time before hearing from one witness who is convinced that Islamophobia is not a problem, contrary to statements from security […]

We obtained the Conservatives’ internal strategy on Trudeau’s tax changes. Here’s what’s wrong with it.

Sep 15 2017 — Justin Ling — The Conservative Party is doubling down on its bombastic rhetoric around the Trudeau Liberals’ proposed tax changes, but a fact-check on their actual claims show that few of the opposition’s talking points are based in reality. VICE News has obtained strategy documents, prepared for the Conservative caucus, detailing how Members of Parliament are to go […]