National Newswatch

Trudeau condemns Putin’s ‘dangerous’ nuclear threats, mobilization in Ukraine war

Sep 21 2022 — Amanda Connolly — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to mobilize hundreds of thousands of Russian reservists in its war against Ukraine, vowing Canada’s continued support against the “illegal” invasion. Trudeau, who is in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, wrote in a tweet that Putin’s speech Wednesday morning […]

Fighting extremist content online: Feds dedicate $1.9M to terrorist analytic tool

Sep 21 2022 — Rachel Gilmore — The federal government is giving new funding to continue the development of an automated tool for finding and flagging terrorist content online. In a press released issued Tuesday evening, the public safety department detailed a $1.9-million, three-year investment in funding “to combat online terrorist and violent extremist content.” “We need to confront the rise of […]

With little focus on foreign policy, Poilievre has ‘blank slate’ to craft platform, say experts

Sep 21 2022 — Neil Moss — With little foreign policy vision offered by the new Conservative leader during his leadership campaign, experts say Pierre Poilievre now has a “blank slate” to fill the “void.” Despite an ongoing war in Europe after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, continued recalculating of Canada’s relationship with China, and worry over the reliability of the United States, […]

If not now, when can Canadians expect an election?

Sep 21 2022 — Maura Forrest — As Canada’s Parliament resumes for its fall sitting, with a new opposition leader in place, one question lurks in the background: How long will it last? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government is being propped up by the left-leaning New Democratic Party in an agreement that could keep the Liberals in power until 2025 in […]

Ukraine presses Canada to send more weapons as its forces push east

Sep 21 2022 — Murray Brewster — Ukraine has presented Canada with a new list of its military hardware needs as its army presses a counter-offensive against Russia in the east, CBC News has learned. The request was contained in a letter received by Defence Minister Anita Anand from her Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov almost three weeks ago, said two defence sources […]

Pesticide regulation in Canada needs to evolve not be transformed

Sep 21 2022 — Alex Binkley — Government needs to consult more about impact of pesticide rule changes. Ottawa-The pesticide-approval procedures of the federal Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) need to evolve rather than be totally transformed into a system out of touch with reality, says CropLife Canada. Canada has a robust pesticide regulatory system that is considered internationally as a gold […]

Media must ‘prove its relevance’ by finding other ways to hold accountable politicians who won’t answer questions, say journalists

Sep 20 2022 — Ian Campbell — Journalists may have to look for other ways of holding officials accountable when faced with politicians who refuse to face media scrutiny, say current and former reporters, some of whom that agree Global News’ David Akin’s recent interruption of new Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre mid-statement to force a response was an effective approach. “We want […]