September 25th, 2021

Federal Election

New Democrats put Tory-held Edmonton riding, with low vote turnout, in their sights

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

OTTAWA – A young two-spirit Métis leader hopes he can deliver one of the biggest upsets of the election campaign, if he can persuade apathetic voters to head to the polls Monday. NDP candidate Blake Desjarlais has started a dynamic voter turnout drive to persuade thousands of Edmonton residents to register. The Edmonton Griesbach seat, ... Read More »

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Where the federal party leaders are on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public appearances for Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. All times are local. _____ Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Aurora, Ont. 9:00 a.m. — Announcement and media availability to follow. Exact location not provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Dundas, Ont. 10:30 a.m. — Announcement and media availability. Campaign Office, 81 Highway ... Read More »

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Retired vice-admiral Mark Norman endorses O’Toole as ‘leader of substance’

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

ST. JACOB’S, ONTARIO – Retired vice-admiral Mark Norman, who was at the centre of a failed prosecution by the Liberal government in a politically heated case that ended his military career, has endorsed Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole ahead of Monday’s vote. In a 59-second video clip the Conservatives expect to share on social media Saturday, ... Read More »

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Conservative dropped as candidate over tweets says she is still the Tory choice

By Stephanie Taylor and Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – A Conservative candidate dropped by the party over Islamophobic tweets she claims were faked says she is still running as the “confirmed” Tory candidate in the Toronto riding. The Tories dumped Lisa Robinson last week after the Beaches-East York Liberal incumbent, Nate Erskine-Smith, posted screenshots of Twitter posts allegedly written by Robinson. But ... Read More »

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Five things to know about Monday’s federal election day

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – After a 36-day campaign, millions of Canadians will get to decide Monday which federal party will govern the country through the fourth wave of COVID-19 and beyond. Here are five things to know about Monday’s vote: – There are just over 27 million eligible voters. Almost 6 million of them have already voted ... Read More »

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Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all. With just days to go before Monday’s vote, polls suggest Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives are running neck ... Read More »

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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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