National Newswatch

Police find 6 bodies, including 1 child, in St. Lawrence River

Mar 31 2023 — — The bodies of six people, including one child, were found in the St. Lawrence River Thursday afternoon after an air search involving the Canadian Coast Guard, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police said. CTV News confirmed the deceased child was found with a Canadian passport. The police service said the first body was found around 5 p.m. […]

Security increased for prime minister’s advisors after break-and-enter incidents

Mar 30 2023 — Glen McGregor — Ottawa Police is investigating an attempted break-in at the residence of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor, the second such incident involving one of his top aides in recent months. Last weekend, police responded to a call about an unsuccessful break-and-enter at the Ottawa home where National Security and Intelligence Advisor Jody Thomas is […]

More people with greater needs driving $7B increase to dental-care cost

Mar 31 2023 — — The federal government now expects far more Canadians with long-overdue dental needs to sign up for its insurance plan, and the health minister says that’s why the estimated cost has risen by $7 billion. In its 2023 budget Tuesday, the government revealed the federally-administered insurance program will be far more expensive over the next five […]

Donald Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime

Mar 30 2023 — — A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter, his lawyers said Thursday, producing the first criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House. Trump, who […]

Trump indicted by Manhattan grand jury

Mar 30 2023 — — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Donald Trump — the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. The indictment comes in a Manhattan case centered on a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels during the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels claimed she slept with the married Trump […]

Poilievre surpasses Trudeau when it comes to preferred prime minister: Nanos

Mar 30 2023 — — The federal Liberals are trending downward on three key measures while Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has surpassed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when it comes to the question of who Canadians would prefer now as their prime minister, according to Nanos Research. Ballot support has been trending negatively now for weeks for the Liberals, while it’s […]

N.S. mass shooting report condemns RCMP failures, calls for dramatic reforms

Mar 30 2023 — — Nearly three years after 22 people were killed across Nova Scotia, an inquiry into the mass shooting has delivered a scathing report denouncing the RCMP for failing to warn community members of the danger they were in, depriving them of potentially life-saving information. The commissioners also turned their eye to how an “epidemic” of domestic […]

Canada to back Biden administration’s limits on ‘mercenary’ spyware tools

Mar 30 2023 — Alex Boutilier — The Canadian government is prepared to support a U.S. effort to restrict the use of powerful commercial spyware that is used to surveil activists, journalists and dissidents, according to a White House document. While the two governments maintain their own sophisticated spying programs, the Biden administration has recently signalled growing concern with private market surveillance […]

NDP Calls for Alberta Premier to Drop Candidate After Controversial Video

Mar 30 2023 — — The Alberta NDP is calling for Premier Danielle Smith to drop Torry Tanner, UCP Candidate for Lethbridge-West. The call comes after a video surfaced of Tanner suggesting Alberta teachers are exposing school children, even those in Kindergarten, to pornographic materials. The video was posted to Tanner’s YouTube channel on March 8, 2023, but has since […]

Trudeau says he’s open to talks after Quebec seeks to opt out of national dental care

Mar 30 2023 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s open to conversations with Quebec about allowing the province to opt out of national dental care as the Liberal government acknowledged the program’s cost now exceeds earlier projections. The province hopes to receive compensation. Tuesday’s federal budget revealed that the cost for the new national dental-care program has jumped […]

RCMP not investigating foreign interference in Vancouver’s 2022 election, despite CSIS report

Mar 30 2023 — Nathan VanderKlippe — The RCMP is not investigating foreign interference in Vancouver’s election last year, despite a Canadian intelligence report that China’s consul-general sought to shape the outcome of that vote. The report from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service describes Tong Xiaoling, then China’s chief representative to the West Coast city, as saying that “they needed to get […]

Ottawa considers restoring Hockey Canada’s funding after 9-month freeze

Mar 30 2023 — Ashley Burke — The federal government is assessing whether to restore millions of dollars in taxpayer funding to Hockey Canada after a nine-month freeze linked to its handling of a high-profile alleged group sexual assault in 2018, CBC News has learned. Minister of Sport Pascale St-Onge’s office confirms Hockey Canada has now met all three of her requirements […]