January 27th, 2020

Federal Election

Campaign strains are difficult, nothing more: Motz

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 25th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade MP Glen Motz says a remark he made on election night about a “difficult time” did not relate to any underlying issue. In a media interview that night Motz thanked his wife “for hanging in there with me over this difficult time.” He says he was simply thinking about how an election is a ... Read More »

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Bloc’s leader Blanchet prepared to work with Liberals despite pipeline talk

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2019

QUEBEC – Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet says he’s willing to work with a re-elected Liberal government, despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Blanchet said today in Quebec City that he’s not closing the door to discussions with any party, just because they don’t agree on all issues. The ... Read More »

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Next election could be some time away, predicts Green Leader Elizabeth May

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2019

OTTAWA – Elizabeth May isn’t expecting another federal election any time soon. The Green leader says she believes none of the parties that have the electoral muscle to pull the plug on the coming minority Parliament on a point of principle will be prepared to do so. In an interview, May says the Conservatives and ... Read More »

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Election 43: By the numbers

By Medicine Hat News on October 24th, 2019

The 43rd Canadian federal election is over and some interesting facts and figures have been provided by Elections Canada. * A total of 17,980,264 Canadians voted – a 65.95 per cent voter turnout rate. * Advance polls attracted 4,774,963 voters. * Canadians living in other countries voted by mail and accounted for 34,324 votes. * ... Read More »

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People’s Party had minimal impact on election results, but sentiments persist

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – The long-predicted vote split on the right between the federal Conservatives and the People’s Party of Canada failed to materialize in Monday’s election, but that doesn’t mean the sentiments that attracted some Canadians to the upstart party have gone away. A riding-by-riding analysis by The Canadian Press shows the upstart PPC may have ... Read More »

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Trudeau regrets negative tone of campaign, promises co-operation ahead

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed regret Wednesday for the nastiness of the federal election campaign and vowed to find a way to work co-operatively with other parties in the next Parliament. Trudeau was sent back to Ottawa with a diminished government in Monday’s vote, winning the most seats but not enough to form ... Read More »

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A by-the-numbers look at the 2019 federal election

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Monday’s federal election by the numbers, according to Elections Canada: 17,890,264: Number of Canadians who cast a ballot 4,774,963: Voters who cast a ballot in advance polls, or about 26.5 per cent of voters 34,324: Canadians who voted by mail from abroad 65.95 per cent: Preliminary estimate of voter turnout (not including voters ... Read More »

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May sees room for consensus on climate action, pharmacare in new Parliament

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Green Leader Elizabeth May hopes to use whatever influence her three-member caucus has to ensure bolder climate action, a pharmacare plan and a promise of lower cellphone rates make their way into the next throne speech. May has spoken with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau since Monday’s election and expects to have an ongoing ... Read More »

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‘This isn’t about me:’ Rookie Nunavut MP wants focus on problems of the North

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

Few newly elected members of Parliament get to enjoy a parade in their honour after an election victory. But to Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, the freshly minted 25-year-old NDP MP from Nunavut, the line of trucks snaking through the dark Tuesday night in her hometown of Baker Lake was no big deal. “We love parades here,” she ... Read More »

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Trudeau says new cabinet to be sworn in on Nov. 20, vows to work with opposition

By The Canadian Press on October 23rd, 2019

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will unveil his new cabinet on Nov. 20 and is vowing to work with opposition parties – his first public comments since election night, when voters handed the Liberals a minority mandate. However, Trudeau says he has no plans to establish any sort of formal coalition. He ... Read More »

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