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Aug 29 2015 —

A Brampton, Ont., man, who said he was shocked to see his political donation end up with the Conservatives and not the Liberals, was fully aware his money was going to the Tories, the volunteer who brokered the payment told CBC News in a statement. Jagdish Singh said the man he was in contact with […]

Aug 30 2015 — Nabih Bulos

Olivia Chow says she has one message for “those cynics” — a.k.a. the Liberals, who voted in favour of the Conservatives’ anti-terror law. “Get out of the way.” “We can, we must and we will repeal Mr. Harper’s C-51,” she told reporters Saturday in Toronto. Chow and fellow NDP candidate Jennifer Hollett co-hosted the press […]

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Use Vote Compass to explore where you fit in Canada’s political landscape

Aug 30 2015 —

Wondering where you fit in the political landscape? Vote Compass is back for the 2015 federal election. The tool, which was designed by political scientists, prompts you to answer questions on everything from health care to foreign policy and renders a real-time assessment of how your positions on the issues compare with the platforms of […]

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Ontario mayor defends controversial tweets relating Harper’s security to Hitler

Aug 29 2015 — The Canadian Press

An Ontario mayor was criticized for tweets that related the Conservatives’ decision to hire veterans as additional security during the federal election campaign to protection measures used by dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The remarks prompted senior Tory Jason Kenney to call for an apology, but Oakville Mayor Rob Burton would only do so […]

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Harper pledges renewal of cancer agency’s mandate, funding if re-elected

Aug 30 2015 —

A quiet day on the federal election campaign saw the Conservatives promise to continue funding an agency devoted to combating cancer while the Liberals and New Democrats talked about repealing Conservative citizenship and terrorism laws. The Conservatives announced Saturday that the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer would be given a renewed five-year mandate and $50 million […]

Aug 30 2015 —

Nexen Energy says it is “preparing to comply” with requirements from the Alberta Energy Regulator following the agency’s order that the company cease operations of 95 pipelines in the province. A news release Saturday from the company says it’s working to collect the information and documentation the regulator needs, and is looking forward to continuing […]

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Aug 29 2015 —

The Liberals’ new $125 billion infrastructure plan got a strong endorsement from former prime minister Paul Martin this week, who said the investment is necessary to stimulate the economy while rejecting suggestions that his party is positioning itself to the left of the NDP with its willingness to run deficits. “I don’t understand what Tom […]

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Aug 29 2015 —

Leader Justin Trudeau says a Liberal government would repeal the Conservative government’s two-tier citizenship law, and ensure a strong and united Canada where all citizens are treated equally. Trudeau told Canada’s largest Islamic conference on Saturday that “Liberals believe in a Canada that is united — strong not in spite of its differences, but precisely […]

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Aug 29 2015 —

Personalities, party policies, local dynamics and the national tide. Those are a few of the factors that will influence the election night outcome in the 338 ridings nationwide on Oct. 19. Some races will be decided on the strength of local candidates; others will swing on the tide of broader public opinion.

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How NDP, Liberals can best oust Harper

Aug 30 2015 — Bob Hepburn

With the federal election barely seven weeks away, most polls indicate Canada is heading towards a minority government. While opinion surveys show the NDP in the lead, the ruling Conservatives are still widely predicted at this stage to win the most seats, given how each parties’ bases of voter support fall. That would mean Stephen […]

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Nomination meddling shows Trudeau a control freak

Aug 30 2015 — Lorne Gunter

Last Sunday, Grace Batchoun lost the Liberal nomination in the Montreal riding of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. Nothing remarkable there, in this election cycle hundreds of people have already lost Liberal (and Tory and NDP) nominations. But Batchoun’s loss may not be that straightforward. She seems to be yet another victim of nomination meddling by Liberal Leader Justin […]

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Harper manipulates the media – and you

Aug 30 2015 — Jim Warren

All Canadian prime ministers have made attempts to manage the media — reporters have complained about their lack of access to Liberals and Conservatives alike. I’ve made a career out of advising politicians how to influence the media, including tips on how to avoid answering questions they don’t want to answer. In this context, it […]

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NDP far-left could attack Mulcair anytime

Aug 30 2015 — Anthony Furey

New Democratic Party Leader Tom Mulcair might be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, politically speaking. Not for the country at large though. But for the NDP faithful. Polls show the NDP could form the next government and one even pegs the party with a majority. But this has largely been accomplished by the supposedly left-wing […]

NDP leader Tom Mulcair is interviewed in his Centre Block office by The Ottawa Citizen's Mark Kennedy on Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2015. (David Kawai / Ottawa Citizen)

NDP knows value of hard work

Aug 30 2015 — Tom Mulcair

When I was growing up, my parents taught me a lot about living by key values. Solidarity. Hard work. Selflessness. Working together and helping each other. Those values drive me every day as I fight for affordable childcare, good jobs and retirement security for Canadian families. My parents taught me the value of hard work. […]

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It’s the economy, stupid

Aug 30 2015 — John Snobelen

In other countries, political scandals typically involve secret accounts full of illicitly siphoned tax dollars or some despicable sex act. The folks in Brazil, for example, take to the streets over allegations senior politicians received millions of dollars in bribes. Alas, Canadians must make do with months of debate over how a senator paid back […]

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Drake sings for Katrina victims, Apple threatens $20M suit

Aug 30 2015 —

Apple Music declared war on rival streaming service, Jay Z’s Tidal, over Drake’s appearance at a charity concert to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tidal faces being sued for $20 million if it streamed Apple artist Drake’s brief two-song appearance at the Friday night show. Apple Music execs were not happy when Drake was […]

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