National Newswatch

Federal budget to target Canada-wide high speed internet by 2030

Mar 18 2019 — David Cochrane — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will roll out a multi-year plan in the federal budget to give all Canadians access to high-speed internet by 2030, CBC News has learned. Finance Minister Bill Morneau will outline the specifics in the budget on Tuesday. But a government source said the plan will be paid for with new […]

Kenney, Callaway campaigns collaborated to attack Brian Jean during UCP leadership race, leaked documents show

Mar 17 2019 — — The leadership campaign of Jason Kenney collaborated with fellow candidate Jeff Callaway’s campaign during the party’s 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race, leaked internal UCP documents obtained by CBC News show. The leaked cache of documents show Kenney’s campaign provided Callaway with resources including strategic political direction, media and debate talking points, speeches, videos, and […]

Jeff Callaway campaign may have breached election law with services from Kenney campaign: political scientist

Mar 17 2019 — — The campaign of former United Conservative Party leadership candidate Jeff Callaway may have violated Alberta election law by not disclosing professional services it received from Jason Kenney’s campaign, a political scientist says. On Saturday, CBC News reported on a leaked cache of documents showing Kenney’s campaign provided Callaway’s with resources during the 2017 UCP leadership […]

Jagmeet Singh sworn in as a Member of Parliament

Mar 17 2019 — — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh can finally take his official seat in the House of Commons after being sworn in as an MP on Sunday. He is the first person of colour to lead a federal party. In a speech after he was sworn in, Singh thanked the people of Burnaby South for allowing him […]

Singh says it would be ‘obstruction’ to not allow Wilson-Raybould to testify again

Mar 17 2019 — Graham Slaughter — If Jody Wilson-Raybould wants to testify a second time before the House of Commons Justice Committee but isn’t given the chance, that amounts to “an obstruction, absolutely,” says NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. In an interview with CTV’s Question Period, Singh called the contradictory testimony from Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Trudeau’s former principal secretary, “incredulous” and […]

Why won’t Maxime Bernier denounce the terror attack in Christchurch?

Mar 16 2019 — Stephen Maher — Before an Australian terrorist killed 49 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday, he tweeted photos of his rifles and cartridges, which were covered with the names of other white supremacist killers, hand-lettered in white paint. Among the names was Alexandre Bissonnette, who killed six Muslims as they worshipped in a Quebec City mosque […]

A year after Cambridge Analytica scandal, calls for a national data strategy grow

Mar 17 2019 — Catharine Tunney — t’s been exactly one year since the Cambridge Analytica scandal landed with a deafening thud on the front pages of major news outlets. It’s the day Canadian-born Christopher Wylie, with his signature pink hair, went public with allegations that the British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook […]

Tory MP cancels event with anti-Muslim speaker; Scheer criticized by top Harper aide for weak response

Mar 15 2019 — Janice Dickson — Conservative MP Garnett Genuis says after the pair of deadly attacks in New Zealand he will no longer host an event on Parliament Hill featuring a guest speaker who drew sharp criticism from the Muslim community. Muslim advocates said the guest speaker, Baroness Caroline Cox, promotes hate against Muslims, and she has also been accused […]