September 25th, 2021

Federal Election

Trudeau took labelling of 2019 climate plan as less ambitious ‘personally’

By The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

WINDSOR, Ont. – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he “took it personally” in 2019 when experts labelled the NDP and Greens’ climate plans as more ambitious than his own. He says he didn’t want that to happen again, and drew on more resources to develop a climate platform for this election, which he says is ... Read More »

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Election signs show importance of traditional campaigning in online age: experts

By Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – Political parties put up election signs on streets to keep up with each other and to build momentum – even though one expert says there is little data to prove this tactic has any impact on the parties’ winning chances. The use of plastic and paper election signs shows how traditional campaign strategies ... Read More »

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‘A classic suburban riding’: Regina-Wascana riding a Canadian microcosm

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

You may think you’ve never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. “It’s a classic suburban riding,” said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area. “Some parts are pretty low-income and some parts are pretty affluent. There’s a mix of students and academics. There’s a classic ... Read More »

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Lots of planning, data go into planning where leaders visit during a campaign

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press on September 17th, 2021

OTTAWA – In this election, Hamilton, Ont., has turned into the city of love. The metro area of about 600,000 on the western tip of Lake Ontario has seen the leaders’ buses carrying the NDP, Liberal and Conservative tours glide through at least six times in the first five weeks of the campaign. With only ... Read More »

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Where the federal party leaders are on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

By The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public appearances for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Windsor, Ont. 9 a.m. – Announcement and media availability. No address provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole London, Ont. 12:30 p.m. – Announcement and media availability. Bellamere Winery and Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Rd. ... Read More »

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O’Toole vow to never challenge provincial laws ‘dangerous’ for basic rights: expert

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 potential implications in areas ranging from abortion access to secession rights, markinga sharp break from the Liberal tack as the federal election campaign enters its endgame. Building on his pledge to stay out of provincial bailiwicks, O’Toole ... Read More »

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Afghanistan, fatigue blamed as veterans issues go missing in action on election trail

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press on September 16th, 2021

OTTAWA – Mark Ross first applied to Veterans Affairs Canada for assistance with post-traumatic stress in June 2019. More than two years later, he is still waiting to hear whether his claim has been approved and the government will cover the costs of his treatment. “That’s the reason I’m upset,” the former soldier said in ... Read More »

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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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