October 20th, 2019

Federal Election

Student Vote engages youth in process

By JEREMY APPEL on October 18th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Public and separate schools across the Hat are participating in Student Vote this week, a nationwide federal election simulation intended to get young Canadians engaged in the political process, before many of them are eligible to vote in real life. The initiative is part of the Civixx project, which works to inform students about ... Read More »

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Scheer takes fight to Bernier, Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast

By The Canadian Press on October 18th, 2019

OTTAWA – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer returns to Quebec today, a province he just left, to campaign alongside the candidate hoping to knock People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier out of the House of Commons. Scheer starts the day in Fredericton but plans to hit Beauce, outside Quebec City, with Conservative candidate Richard Lehoux before moving ... Read More »

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Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – With four days before Canadians go to the polls, the leaders of three biggest parties are arguing over how the country will be governed if there’s a minority government after election day. Most polls continue to suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are deadlocked, raising talk about a potential coalition government. Conservative Leader Andrew ... Read More »

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Leaders make for hotly contested seats in Quebec, Ontario, N.S. as clock ticks

By The Canadian Press on October 17th, 2019

OTTAWA – After spending Wednesday wooing voters in Quebec, the leaders of the three biggest parties are separating, only Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau staying behind. He started in Montreal yesterday before road-tripping to a rally in Sherbrooke and today he’s going the other way, beginning in hotly contested Trois-Rivieres and making several stops as he ... Read More »

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Bloc leader says Tories should have shown love to Quebec earlier in campaign

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

CANDIAC, Que. – Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet says the recent Conservative push for votes in Quebec is too little too late as the prospect of a minority government looms. Blanchet compared Tory Leader Andrew Scheer today to a desperate boyfriend expressing his love for a scorned partner after they had already shown him the ... Read More »

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Singh invokes memory of Layton as federal leaders make final pitch in Quebec

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh is invoking the legacy of his venerated predecessor, hoping that the memory of Jack Layton – the principal architect of the NDP’s best-ever showing in a federal election – would help separate him from a pack of rivals wooing voters in Quebec. The province’s volatile electorate could swing ... Read More »

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Not enough MP accountability: Thomson

By GILLIAN SLADE on October 16th, 2019

gslade@medicinehatnews.com@MHNGillianSlade The NDP’s federal election candidate, Elizabeth Thomson, says constituents are not getting their voices heard and that is one of the main issues this election. Incumbent Glen Motz Conservative Party disagrees. “I can tell you right know that constituents do get their voice heard unequivocally,” said Motz, pointing out his office hours and his ... Read More »

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Just one of many election battlegrounds, Montreal gets love from three leaders

By The Canadian Press on October 16th, 2019

OTTAWA – Montreal is getting attention from the leaders of all the top three federal parties today. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is campaigning hard in Quebec, making numerous stops to try to personally shore up his party’s standing in his home province. He begins with a morning appearance with numerous Liberals at Montreal’s botanical garden ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Singh jockey for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

OTTAWA – As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and New Democrat opponent Jagmeet Singh fought Tuesday for the hearts and minds of “progressive” voters, hope sprung eternal for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer – who predicted he’d win a majority government. Scheer’s optimism contrasted with several polls that suggested his party was deadlocked with the Liberals in ... Read More »

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Trudeau, Singh posture for “progressive” votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press on October 15th, 2019

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his New Democrat opponent Jagmeet Singh traded sharp criticism Tuesday in their fight for the hearts and minds of so-called “progressive” voters – the Canadians who aren’t committed to Conservatives. Both blasted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer as their common opponent. But Singh continued to back away from his ... Read More »

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