September 26th, 2021

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Comparing vaccine passports to residential schools ‘repugnant’: B.C. chiefs

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations says it is “harmful and repugnant” that a People’s Party of Canada candidate is comparing vaccine passports to residential schools. Vancouver-Quadra PPC candidate Renate Siekmann sent a pamphlet to voters in her riding this week with “no vaccine passport” and “discrimination is wrong” written on a ... Read More »

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‘It could go either way’: Edmonton Centre riding has tossed between Tories, Liberals

By Fakiha Baig, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

EDMONTON – The riding of Edmonton Centre is a lot like other urban downtown neighbourhoods in Canada. Home to many cultural landmarks, it attracts singles and couples in their 20s and 30s who want a vibrant lifestyle and quick access to transportation while saving for a mortgage. “It’s an urban city riding where you have ... Read More »

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Olivia Chow campaigns with Jagmeet Singh, urges people not to vote strategically

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

TORONTO – Olivia Chow urged people to go to the polls with hope, not fear as she joined NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in her late husband Jack Layton’s former riding. “I wish other leaders, especially Liberals, don’t use fear as a factor,” Chow said in Toronto-Danforth. “Because fear is very short term. Hope is much ... Read More »

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‘Quebec bashing’: why an English federal debate question continues to draw criticism

By Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

MONTREAL – A question at the English-language federal leaders’ debate last week has become a major issue in Quebec, boosting the Bloc Québécois in the polls and drawing criticism from Quebec politicians, federal party leaders and the province’s media. For people who follow Quebec politics, the widespread negative response to the question, which described two ... Read More »

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Justin Trudeau won’t directly say whether he’s asking Canadians for a majority

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

MONTREAL – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says it’s his goal to send as many MPs to Ottawa as possible, but stopped short of directly asking Canadians for a Liberal majority. Trudeau has repeatedly declined to give a clear answer in recent days when asked whether he’s asking Canadians for a majority, as he did in ... Read More »

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Tory Leader Erin O’Toole evades questions about Alberta’s response to COVID-19 surge

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole is evading questions about what he thinks of the Alberta government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. O’Toole wouldn’t utter the name of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney despite repeated questions from reporters today about the provincial premier’s decision on Wednesday night to call a public health emergency ... Read More »

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Jagmeet Singh faces Fairy Creek demonstrators during final push in Toronto

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

TORONTO – A group of demonstrators called on Jagmeet Singh to make the Fairy Creek old-growth logging standoff an election issue as the NDP leader made a push for voters in a Liberal-held riding. Singh told the handful of demonstrators in the Toronto riding of Davenport that it’s important Indigenous people lead any decisions about ... Read More »

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O’Toole vow to ‘never challenge’ provincial laws echoes Harper’s approach to premiers

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 broad implications and marks a sharp break from the Liberal tack as the federal election campaign enters its endgame. Building on his pledge to honour provincial bailiwicks, O’Toole made the promise last week in the context of ... Read More »

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Federal campaigns need to pull out all the stops to get supporters to polls

By Laura Osman, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Whether he’s vibing to booty-shaking beats on TikTok, wandering an orange-spangled island oasis on Nintendo Switch or even staring down at crowds from a giant projection on the side of a building, the NDP want voters to see leader Jagmeet Singh’s face – a lot – over the next few days. And every ... Read More »

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Federal NDP candidate drops out after antisemitic post, shakes up N.S. riding race

By Danielle Edwards, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

HALIFAX – The race for the northern Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester has been shaken up days ahead of Monday’s election after the NDP’s 18-year-old candidate dropped out over an antisemitic tweet from 2019. Cumberland-Colchester was never a winnable riding for the New Democrats, who finished in fourth place in that district in 2019, Cape ... Read More »

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Critics say federal Conservatives dodging questions on coal mining in Alberta Rockies

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

EDMONTON – The Conservative Party of Canada is not saying if an Erin O’Toole-led government would keep measures supported by the two other main parties that would increase scrutiny of open-pit coal mine proposals in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. “(The Conservative platform) ensures that we will meet our environmental and climate targets while ensuring we get ... Read More »

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