National Newswatch

Federal minister Maryam Monsef calls Taliban ‘our brothers,’ stresses she views them as a terrorist group

Aug 25 2021 — — Canada’s minister for women and gender equality, Maryam Monsef, referred to the Taliban as “our brothers” during a news conference Wednesday, sparking further criticism of this country’s response to the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. The Taliban have swept Afghanistan in recent weeks and Canada, along with its allies, have been rushing to help people there […]

Trudeau owes Joe Biden a favour (or two)

Jan 25 2021 — Geoffrey Stevens — Do not expect either leader to say so publicly, but Joe Biden did Justin Trudeau a favour when he cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline last week. Everyone knew this second cancellation was coming; Barack Obama killed Keystone on his watch, only to have Donald Trump revive it. Biden promised to kill Keystone on day one […]

Canadian Forces continues crack down on extremists with the navy and Air Force issuing orders against ‘hateful conduct’

Oct 16 2020 — Alex Boutilier — The Canadian Armed Forces is continuing a crack down on extremism and racism within its ranks, with the navy and Air Force issuing orders against “hateful conduct” on Friday. The navy and Air Force directives follow orders issued by army commander Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre last month, as CAF leadership attempt to grapple with high-profile incidents […]

Erin O’Toole puts his stamp on the Conservatives, and his people in key positions

Sep 5 2020 — Alex Boutilier — —Erin O’Toole is already putting his stamp on the Conservatives, filling senior ranks with loyalists and repositioning the party to take on a leftward lurching Liberal party. The Conservatives announced late Thursday that TD Bank Group Vice President James Dodds will head up the Conservative Fund, a powerful board that controls the party’s purse strings. […]