National Newswatch

Canada has been in touch with ‘Ukrainian friends’ after Parliament recognized Nazi veteran: Trudeau

Sep 28 2023 — John Paul Tasker — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that Canada has made contact with Ukrainian officials in the days since Parliament celebrated a veteran of a Nazi unit in the presence of Ukraine’s president. Trudeau said Canada is one of Ukraine’s “strongest allies” and Ukraine’s leaders “full well know that,” despite the embarrassing episode. He said Canada […]

Moe says Saskatchewan to use notwithstanding clause over school pronoun policy

Sep 28 2023 — — Saskatchewan’s premier says his government will use the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution and pass legislation this fall to ensure the province’s pronoun policy remains in place. Scott Moe’s comment comes after a judge granted an injunction to pause the policy that requires parental consent when children under 16 want to go by different names […]

‘A shock and an embarrassment’: Canada’s governor general on Parliament’s recognition of Nazi veteran

Sep 28 2023 — Rachel Aiello — Canada’s Gov. Gen. Mary Simon says Parliament’s recognition of a man who fought for a Nazi unit during the Second World War was “a shock and an embarrassment,” and she’s considering personally reaching out to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Simon, as the representative of Canada’s head of state King Charles III, welcomed Zelenskyy and the […]

Steven Guilbeault’s very political, grand climate fight

Sep 29 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have a tremendous problem at hand: the Conservatives’ war chest is overflowing with cash, their popularity is soaring, and Canadians appear exhausted with his government that will be approaching a full decade in power by the next scheduled election. With Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre launching daily attacks at the Trudeau […]

University of Alberta returning $30,000 donation to Yaroslav Hunka’s family, closing endowment in his name

Sep 28 2023 — Peter Zimonjic — The University of Alberta is returning a $30,000 donation it received from the family of Yaroslav Hunka, saying it regrets any harm it may have caused by accepting the endowment in his name. “The university recognizes and regrets the unintended harm caused,” Verna Yiu, interim provost and vice-president of the university, said in a statement. […]

After Parliament’s humiliation, Canada has to reckon with its past treatment of Nazis, experts say

Sep 28 2023 — Murray Brewster — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the decision to invite an elderly Ukrainian Second World War veteran who fought for Nazi Germany an “egregious error” that “deeply embarrassed Parliament and Canada.” On Wednesday, he offered what he called “unreserved apologies” on Canada’s behalf for the hurt it caused. Many experts say they’re skeptical about the […]

Doug Ford’s office says it is severing ‘formal’ ties with key aide amid Greenbelt scandal

Sep 28 2023 — Robert Benzie — The Progressive Conservatives are severing “formal” ties with one of Premier Doug Ford’s most trusted confidantes in the wake of the $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal. Amin Massoudi, Ford’s former principal secretary and an aide so respected the premier described him as “like family,” is the latest casualty of a controversy that has roiled the […]

From Harper to Poilievre: what is the Conservative vision for Indigenous Peoples?

Sep 28 2023 — — When Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre speaks about what his party’s relationship with Indigenous Peoples would look like should he become prime minister, it’s often about “economic reconciliation,” or the idea that Indigenous Peoples should be included in all aspects of the economy without barriers. He also speaks about public safety, charging that Prime Minister Justin […]

Federal Conservatives lead by 9 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Sep 28 2023 — David Coletto — From September 19 to 25, 2023, Abacus Data conducted a representative online survey of 500 adults living in Newfoundland and Labrador. The survey asked questions about both federal and provincial politics. This is the first report looking at federal politics in the province. On Monday, we will look at the state of provincial politics in […]

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