Category: Canadian Headlines

Majority of poll respondents say opinion of Justin Trudeau ‘worsened’ by SNC-Lavalin scandal

OTTAWA—A new poll suggests many Canadians are paying attention to the Liberal government’s alleged political interference scandal and that it is souring opinions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The poll by Forum Research, provided exclusively to the Star, included 1,301 randomly selected Canadian adults who responded to an interactive telephone survey on Wednesday and Thursday…

Susan Delacourt: For Justin Trudeau, the days of ‘sunny ways’ are over

It is going to be impossible to look at Justin Trudeau’s government the same way again. Jody Wilson-Raybould has blown apart many things with her devastating allegations about her life inside the Trudeau government — just how much, we may not know until the October election. But her story will get immediately committed to the…

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wins his seat in Burnaby South byelection

BURNABY, B.C.—New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh has won a bitter byelection race in Burnaby South just months before a federal election. He will be the first person of colour to lead a federal party in the House of Commons. Singh earned 38.8 per cent of the vote from 189 of 196 polls reporting. He…

Conservatives, NDP express qualified confidence in privy council clerk to flag election interference

OTTAWA—Both the opposition Conservatives and New Democrats expressed qualified confidence in Canada’s top bureaucrat to sound the alarm about election interference after his unprecedented — and some suggest partisan — intervention in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Michael Wernick, the clerk of the privy council, delivered remarkable testimony to the House of Commons justice committee Thursday, largely…