National Newswatch

Tony Clement’s former mistress allegedly offered $1,000 for ‘explicit’ photos by group claiming ‘Liberal’ support

Nov 14 2018 — Christie Blatchford — Screenshots of an online conversation between former Conservative MP Tony Clement and a young woman with whom he had an affair show that she was offered a bribe in exchange for dirt on him by “a group of women who have been harmed by him” and who claimed to have “organizational support with the liberals.” […]

PCs refute Patrick Brown’s allegations against Fedeli, NDP calls for investigation

Nov 15 2018 — — The NDP is calling for an independent investigation into an allegation of inappropriate behavior leveled against Finance Minister Vic Fedeli that was detailed in a new book by former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown. Excerpts of the book, titled Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown, were published in the Toronto Star ahead of […]

China rebukes Canada and other diplomats for letter on Muslim rights

Nov 15 2018 — — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors, including the envoy from Canada, exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country’s Muslim minorities in re-education camps. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing that it would be […]

PC MPPs wear yellow tie in solidarity with Vic Fedeli

Nov 15 2018 — — The Ontario PC party is standing behind Vic Fedeli after a new book by Patrick Brown dropped bombshell allegations against the Ontario Finance Minister. The new book, titled Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown, Brown claims Fedeli had also been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations.

Ford government poised to cut watchdog posts for children, environment: sources

Nov 15 2018 — Mike Crawley — Vic Fedeli’s fall economic statement comes after sexual misconduct allegation revealed. Ontario’s Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is poised to eliminate at least two provincial watchdog positions on Thursday as the Ford government launches its cost-cutting drive, CBC News has learned. Fedeli is scheduled to deliver the fall economic statement, the first budget document under Premier […]

Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets

Nov 15 2018 — — Veterans Affairs Canada says it will expand access to Halifax’s Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital by making more than two dozen beds available for Allied and modern-day veterans. The decision comes in the wake of widespread outrage over news that a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn’t with the Canadian military.

Ottawa to spend $90M to build, repair First Nations police stations

Nov 15 2018 — Kathleen Harris — The federal government will spend nearly $90 million to build and repair police stations in First Nation and Inuit communities. The money is meant to address “pressing needs” in policing infrastructure by repairing, renovating or replacing facilities, many of them in remote or fly-in communities. The program, which is cost-shared with the provinces and territories, […]

Doug Ford dodges questions about Ontario Power Generation firing

Nov 15 2018 — Rob Ferguson — Premier Doug Ford repeatedly evaded questions Wednesday on news reports his chief of staff ordered Ontario Power Generation to fire a former top aide to ousted Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, fanning speculation about political interference. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath pressed the premier in the legislature’s daily question period to “confirm or deny” the role […]

Trudeau says Canada wants Saudi answer on its role in Khashoggi killing

Nov 15 2018 — — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government wants answers from Saudi Arabia on the country’s “perspective and their participation, potentially,” in the killing of a journalist. Earlier this week, Trudeau became the first Western leader to publicly confirm that Canadian intelligence officials had heard tapes Turkey released of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, but he […]