National Newswatch

Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich to remain in custody over Canada Day weekend

Jun 30 2022 — — Freedom Convoy leader Tamara Lich will remain in custody over the Canada Day weekend after she was arrested this week for allegedly breaching her bail conditions. Lich was taken into custody in Medicine Hat, Alta., on Monday after Ottawa police issued a Canada-wide warrant for her arrest. She was brought back to the nation’s capital […]

Alberta watchdog reveals consequences of Premier Jason Kenney’s coronavirus relief for the oilpatch

Jun 30 2022 — Carl Meyer — When the Alberta government announced a sweeping suspension of environmental rules to almost all companies in the province’s oil and gas industry in the spring of 2020, it claimed it would continue “all” critical monitoring activities needed to protect public health, the environment and to prepare for emergencies. But a recent report from a provincial […]

Ground beef and pork exempted from warning label

Jun 30 2022 — Alex Binkley — Cattlemen’s campaign appears to have changed Health Canada’s plans. Ottawa–A campaign by beef and pork groups against a proposed federal health warning label has paid off with the government’s announcement in late June that those products will be exempt when labels come into effect in 2026. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), which led a concerted […]

As NATO summit ends, Canada promises more military aid to Ukraine

Jun 30 2022 — David Akin — Canada is set to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with more than three dozen new armoured personnel and some new drone cameras, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said as the NATO leaders’ summit in Madrid ended Thursday. Additionally, Canada will host two new NATO research centres, one which will focus on new security challenges brought on […]

Supreme Court says expanded rape shield laws are constitutional

Jun 30 2022 — — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld expansions to Canada’s rape shield laws made by the Liberals four years ago. In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant’s past from being used against them in a trial are entirely constitutional.

Do more to counter violent extremism in Canada, MPs recommend

Jun 30 2022 — Elizabeth Thompson — The federal government has to do more to counter the threat of ideologically motivated violent extremism in Canada, including strengthening terrorist financing laws to counter it, the House of Commons public safety committee has recommended. In a report tabled before the House of Commons rose for the summer, the committee also recommended the federal government […]

NATO promises to arm Ukraine with modern military equipment

Jun 30 2022 — Murray Brewster — Ukraine’s long-standing pleas — and prayers — for advanced Western weapons are about to be answered as NATO has formally said it will help the eastern European country convert to modern military kit. It was part of a series of historic decisions made over a two-day summit of leaders of the Western military alliance in […]

Federal spending does fuel inflation, but it’s worth the hit: Desjardins

Jun 29 2022 — — A new report calls on Ottawa to stick to its spending plans amid criticism that the federal government isn’t doing enough to combat surging inflation, while some experts suggest policymakers could crack down on price gouging without adding fuel to the fire. Decades-high inflation levels in Canada have turned up the political heat on Ottawa […]