September 25th, 2021

Federal Election

Winnipeg South has a history of siding with winners in federal elections

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

Winnipeg South This large suburban area is a true bellwether riding. Since its reincarnation in 1988 (it had been dissolved into parts of two ridings in 1979), it has always elected a politician of the winning party. Liberal incumbent Terry Duguid took the seat in 2015 after Rod Bruinooge had held the riding under former ... Read More »

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Where the federal party leaders are on Sunday, Sept. 19

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public appearances for Sunday, Sept. 19 All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Holds campaign events in person and virtually in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, and Atlantic Canada. No locations or times provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Markham, Ont. 1 p.m. — Attends event with ... Read More »

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Green Party leader makes surprise, last-minute visit to Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

VICTORIA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and traveled to British Columbia today, marking her first visit to the only region in the country where her party held seats before Parliament was dissolved. Paul’s trip to Vancouver Island was a departure from her approach throughout the ... Read More »

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O’Toole won’t say how many of his Conservative candidates have been vaccinated

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

FLAMBOROUGH, ONTARIO – Vaccines continue to dog Canada’s Conservative leader as he vies for votes in seat heavy Ontario with the clock ticking down to election day. Erin O’Toole started his second last day of campaigning running by a farmers market without appearing to go inside to capitalize on one of his last chances to ... Read More »

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Singh sets his sights on prairie Conservative-held seats hit hard by COVID-19

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

SASKATOON – Jagmeet Singh criticized the COVID-19 pandemic response of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s provincial governments as the NDP campaign focused its attention on Conservative-held seats in the prairie provinces. But despite battling blue incumbents, Singh kept his messaging targeted at Justin Trudeau during a stop in Saskatoon, saying the Liberal leader abandoned the provinces in ... Read More »

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Pandemic federal election campaign produces little enthusiasm for any party

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

OTTAWA – A campaign that started with anger over Justin Trudeau’s decision to call an election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is ending amid anger over conservative premiers’ handling of the health crisis. The first wave of discontent appears to have sunk Trudeau’s hopes for a Liberal majority and even put in jeopardy ... Read More »

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Trudeau says he remains open to electoral reform if Liberals re-elected

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he remains open to getting rid of Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system if his party is re-elected, provided there’s more consensus on the issue — something he says was lacking in the past. Trudeau says, however, that he would not favour proportional representation as an alternative, because it “gives more weight ... Read More »

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Muslim Canadians call on politicians to take concrete action to fight Islamophobia

By Noushin Ziafati, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

LONDON, Ont. – Dareen Shilbayeh can’t stop herself from looking over her shoulder while out in public. The London, Ont., resident who wears a hijab says she’s been worried she’ll be targeted because of her faith ever since a Muslim family was killed in the city this summer. “Every corner I take, even at the ... Read More »

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Liberals cut ties with Toronto candidate after news of dropped sex assault charge

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

The federal Liberals say a candidate in downtown Toronto will no longer run under their banner after it came to light that he had previously faced a sexual assault charge that was later dropped. The party said Friday it had learned of the allegations against Kevin Vuong through a report in the Toronto Star a ... Read More »

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Social media strategies played important role in pandemic election: experts

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

Bakhtawar Khan excitedly waited, her friend holding two cellphones and a camera, for her turn to get a photo with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The 20-year-old, like most people showing up to political rallies across the country, wanted to share the image with friends and followers on social media. “I feel like a lot of ... Read More »

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