National Newswatch

Erin O’Toole has a big Jason Kenney problem

Sep 16 2021 — Althia Raj — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole must be wishing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney could have held off a few extra days before announcing sweeping public health changes and a mea culpa to the province over his handling of COVID-19. Wednesday evening, Kenney acknowledged the fourth wave of the pandemic is ripping through his province at an alarming […]

Jagmeet Singh’s crafted play on ‘selfish’ Trudeau may serve NDP well in election

Sep 16 2021 — John Ivison — Another day, another gross invasion of privacy as a political candidate (and the travelling media circus) expropriated someone’s lawn for a photo op. Jagmeet Singh was in the Davenport riding, just west of Toronto’s downtown, to hammer home his party’s affordable housing plan. “Families can’t afford Justin Trudeau’s housing crisis and billionaire handouts any longer” […]

Eventful federal campaign might settle nothing

Sep 16 2021 — L. Ian MacDonald — Too close to call. For once, it’s not a cliché or cop-out by pollsters, pols and pundits. The fact of the matter is that with only a few days to go in Campaign 2021, nobody has a good sense of how it’s going to end. If there’s a consensus in the daily tracking polls, it’s […]

Jason Kenney steers Alberta into autumn of hell

Sep 16 2021 — Max Fawcett — You could tell that Jason Kenney didn’t want to be there. Just five days before a federal election in which he has a clear rooting interest, the Premier of Alberta was forced to announce a raft of new restrictions aimed at preventing his province’s healthcare system from collapsing under the weight of COVID-19 — all […]

Well, I guess Kenney’s f#cked, eh?

Sep 16 2021 — Jen Gerson — We all hoped it would work. I did, certainly. Only a sadist would want Alberta’s Open for Summer plan to fail. In this I will offer some defence of premier Jason Kenney and, by extension, myself — it wasn’t crazy to announce the lifting COVID-19 restrictions back in May, back when all of the comparative […]

What we should have learned in Afghanistan

Sep 16 2021 — Renée Filiatrault — Like many Canadians I remember where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was working as the press secretary for Defence Minister Art Eggleton and took the morning off to get a root canal. It didn’t happen. The departmental liaison to the minister’s office came into the dentist’s office and pulled me […]

Are the Liberals our best chance?

Sep 16 2021 — Sandy Garossino — It’s no surprise that Canadians aren’t swooning over Justin Trudeau anymore, if they ever did. That over-worked trope was always annoyingly sexist anyway. Nobody needs this election, and we’re tired. From the confirmation of Indigenous children’s unmarked graves, to terrifying fires, to a catastrophic evacuation from Kabul, to protesters blocking ambulances at hospitals, it’s been […]