National Newswatch

Jodi Butts’ nomination to board of pot company Aphria could be worth $300,000

Oct 16 2019 — — Jodi Butts, the wife of Gerry Butts, former principal secretary to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, has been nominated to the board of cannabis company Aphria Inc., according to company filings made public Tuesday in conjunction with the licensed producers’ quarterly financial results. Jodi Butts, a lawyer by trade, was nominated as part of a broader […]

Estate of Barry and Honey Sherman part of Toronto police murder probe, detective tells court

Oct 16 2019 — Kevin Donovan — The multibillion dollar estate of murdered philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman is part of the police investigation into their deaths, a homicide detective has told a Toronto court. “The information from the (Sherman) estate files is embedded…it is embedded within the ITO,” Det.-Const. Dennis Yim told the Ontario Court of Justice during an application from […]

Facebook not budging on removing widely spread fabricated Trudeau hit pieces

Oct 16 2019 — — On the same day that another fabricated hit piece on Justin Trudeau was circulated by thousands on Facebook, company executives confirmed the social media platform wouldn’t ban one of the top outlets responsible for fake Canadian political news. Instead, Facebook said it’s continuing to rely on existing deterrence measures that haven’t stopped users from sharing […]

Edmonton-Strathcona Green Party candidate quits, endorses NDP

Oct 16 2019 — — The Green Party candidate running in the riding of Edmonton-Strathcona announced Wednesday he is ending his campaign and encouraging supporters to vote strategically and vote for the NDP. The closely contested race in the riding now has one less person after Green Party candidate Michael Kalmanovitch announced he was stepping down during a forum at […]

Trudeau acknowledges Tories could win, accuses them of running ‘dirtiest’ campaign ever

Oct 16 2019 — Kathleen Harris — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau today acknowledged the Conservatives could win Monday’s election — and accused the party of winning support by running one of the “dirtiest, nastiest” election campaigns in Canadian history. Surrounded by 29 Quebec candidates at an event at Montreal’s Botanical Garden Wednesday, Trudeau appealed to Quebecers to support his party and elect […]

Facing a possible wipeout in Quebec, Singh evokes Jack Layton’s legacy

Oct 16 2019 — Catharine Tunney — Jagmeet Singh returned to the childhood home of former NDP leader Jack Layton today, promising to build on his legacy in Quebec while trying to dispel fears the party could be pushed off the province’s electoral map in Monday’s election. While the New Democrats are experiencing a late surge in the polls nationwide, they are […]

Loblaws wanted too much information for $25 gift cards, privacy commissioner finds

Oct 16 2019 — Sophia Harris — Canada’s privacy commissioner has concluded that Loblaws initially requested too much personal information from some customers before they could collect their $25 gift card — offered to make up for the company’s bread price-fixing scandal. After a five-month investigation, commissioner also ruled that because Loblaws later revised its request to clarify the precise data it […]