NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh emerged the ultimate loser from the past week’s political shenanigans in Ottawa. He was out-smarted and out-manoeuvered by the Liberals, leaving Canadians with even less confidence in a party that just five years ago served as the Official Opposition and government-in-waiting. This week, the Conservatives introduced a motion to create an anti-corruption committee to resume the investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his involvement in the WE Scandal.
Many thousands of Canadian workers have felt the devastating effects of lost manufacturing jobs during the pandemic. The shortage of medical equipment and supplies, gloves, gowns, masks and ventilators put Canadians in general, and front-line medical workers in particular, at risk.
Two by-elections will be decided Monday but don’t expect much to change by the time the votes are counted. In all likelihood, the people of Toronto Centre and York Centre will sent two more Liberals to Ottawa to represent them.
CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. will buy Husky Energy Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $23.6 billion, the Calgary-based companies said Sunday in a joint announcement. The merged Cenovus Energy Inc. will remain headquartered in Alberta. The deal would combine the companies into a new integrated oil and gas business with increased and more stable cash flows, the statement said.
Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 for the first time today. The province recorded 1,042 new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, breaking the previous day’s single-day peak of 978 new positive cases.
COVID-19 is changing the way Canadians use their identity documents and how they access services digitally. According to a new survey from Interac Corp., 75% of Canadians say government services should be accessible online instead of in-person.
A team of entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Washington state on Saturday, eradicating the first nest of the so-called murder hornets found in the United States. The state’s agricultural department said it had spent weeks searching for and trapping the hornets, which attack honeybee hives and could pose a threat to humans, because they can sting repeatedly with venom that is stronger than a honeybee’s.
A Canadian Jewish group on Friday called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to proceed with the deportation of Helmut Oberlander — a Nazi war criminal who served with a death squad unit responsible for the murder of more than 90,000 people in Russia and Ukraine. “Canada cannot continue to allow a mockery to be made of its processes,” Michael Mostyn — CEO of B’nai Brith Canada — declared in a statement. “Oberlander has had his day in court, and he lost,” Mostyn noted. “To not remove him now would be a punch in the gut to every Holocaust survivor in this country — and would render meaningless the prime minister’s promises of justice.” The Canadian government has been attempting to deport Oberlander, who was also an infantryman in the German army, because of his Nazi past for the last 25 years.
OTTAWA — Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that if China misled the world in the early stages of the pandemic, then they will need to be held to account. Bloomberg News and The New York Times reported in April that the U.S. intelligence community had warned the U.S. administration in a classified report that China “concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country.” Multiple countries have also questioned China’s early response, including the U.K. and France. “If China wasn’t honest, then they need to be held to account,” Hajdu said in an interview with CTV Question Period Host Evan Solomon, airing Sunday.
Sacha Baron Cohen took a dig at Justin Trudeau over his blackface incident in the new film, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. While explaining some recent political history, Borat tells the audience that the United States elected a man who ruined the country, in the form of Barrack Obama. He then explains that Obama’s election “led to other Africans becoming world leaders,” showing the TIME Magazine photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface published in 2019. The photo shows a 29-year-old Trudeau during an Arabian Nights themed party in 2001. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.