September 26th, 2021

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Tory Leader Erin O’Toole suggests a vote for People’s Party is a vote for Liberals

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

LONDON, Ont. – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says Justin Trudeau wants Canadians who are angry with the government to vote for “smaller parties.” O’Toole made the comment today at a campaign stop in London, Ont., but he wouldn’t give details on exactly what parties he claimed the Liberal leader wanted Canadians to choose in the ... Read More »

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Liberals ask candidate to ‘pause’ campaign after dropped sex assault charge revealed

By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

WINDSOR, Ont. – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a Toronto-area candidate has been asked to pause his campaign after the party learned he previously faced a dropped sexual assault charge. Trudeau said Friday that he learned about the allegations against Spadina-Fort York candidate Kevin Vuong after the Toronto Star reported on the 2019 charge against ... Read More »

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Shore up charities to accomplish platform goals: advocacy group to political parties

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – While campaigns have been focused on growing the economy and supporting families and businesses this election, an advocate group says charities and non-profits have been all but forgotten. The pandemic devastated charities across the country as donations dried up, even as they faced more demand for their services than ever. Bernadette Johnson, director ... Read More »

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Jagmeet Singh defends NDP climate plan, criticizes Liberal policy

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

SHERBROOKE, Que. – Jagmeet Singh is defending his party’s environmental plan, as the New Democrat’s campaign moves across Canada in a final push to get voters to the polls. Singh has accused Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau throughout the campaign of giving large carbon emitters exemptions and letting them of the hook. The NDP leader has ... Read More »

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Trudeau took labelling of 2019 climate plan as less ambitious ‘personally’

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

WINDSOR, Ont. – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he “took it personally” in 2019 when experts labelled the NDP and Greens’ climate plans as more ambitious than his own. He says he didn’t want that to happen again, and drew on more resources to develop a climate platform for this election, which he says is ... Read More »

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Election signs show importance of traditional campaigning in online age: experts

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – Political parties put up election signs on streets to keep up with each other and to build momentum – even though one expert says there is little data to prove this tactic has any impact on the parties’ winning chances. The use of plastic and paper election signs shows how traditional campaign strategies ... Read More »

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‘A classic suburban riding’: Regina-Wascana riding a Canadian microcosm

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

You may think you’ve never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. “It’s a classic suburban riding,” said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area. “Some parts are pretty low-income and some parts are pretty affluent. There’s a mix of students and academics. There’s a classic ... Read More »

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Lots of planning, data go into planning where leaders visit during a campaign

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – In this election, Hamilton, Ont., has turned into the city of love. The metro area of about 600,000 on the western tip of Lake Ontario has seen the leaders’ buses carrying the NDP, Liberal and Conservative tours glide through at least six times in the first five weeks of the campaign. With only ... Read More »

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Where the federal party leaders are on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public appearances for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Windsor, Ont. 9 a.m. – Announcement and media availability. No address provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole London, Ont. 12:30 p.m. – Announcement and media availability. Bellamere Winery and Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Rd. ... Read More »

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O’Toole vow to never challenge provincial laws ‘dangerous’ for basic rights: expert

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has vowed to “never challenge” provincial laws, a sweeping statement that carries potential implications in areas ranging from abortion access to secession rights, markinga sharp break from the Liberal tack as the federal election campaign enters its endgame. Building on his pledge to stay out of provincial bailiwicks, O’Toole ... Read More »

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Afghanistan, fatigue blamed as veterans issues go missing in action on election trail

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Mark Ross first applied to Veterans Affairs Canada for assistance with post-traumatic stress in June 2019. More than two years later, he is still waiting to hear whether his claim has been approved and the government will cover the costs of his treatment. “That’s the reason I’m upset,” the former soldier said in ... Read More »

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