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Assuming current scenario holds, ‘we’re looking at a Liberal win,’ Nanos says

Sep 17 2021 —

The Liberals are in winning territory with votes coming from mail-in ballots heavily in their favour, according to projections from Nanos Research. With only one weekend left before Canadians head to the polls, Nik Nanos, the founder and chief data scientist at Nanos Research, said they have been crunching the numbers in their seat projection […]

Sep 17 2021 — Paul Wells

A new projection prepared for Maclean’s by Innovative Research suggests the Liberals will lose seats but keep power. The biggest gains may be made by the NDP. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada appears poised to keep power after Monday’s election, albeit with a reduced share of seats in the House of Commons, according to […]

Trudeau Holds Slight Election Edge, With Help From His Opponents

Sep 17 2021 —

Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival are nearly tied heading into the final weekend of Canada’s election campaign, leaving the prime minister with decent odds of holding on to power. The incumbent Liberal Party has about 32% support compared to 30% for the Tories under Erin O’Toole, according to the latest daily tracking survey by […]

Sep 17 2021 —

As a tight federal election race enters its final days, the Conservative party is suddenly faced with the possibility of paying a political price for the actions of one of its highest-profile alumni — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. This week, facing a COVID-19 crisis for which many have blamed his government, Kenney dramatically reversed course, […]

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Sep 17 2021 — Catharine Tunney

Canadian Anti-Hate Network says it’s the worst campaign in recent memory for far-right activity. The three main parties say they’ve experienced ugly incidents on the campaign trail, ranging from vandalism to assault. Some party operatives say it’s the nastiest campaign they’ve ever experienced. One high-profile incident happened earlier this month when someone threw gravel at […]

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Sep 17 2021 — Zi-Ann Lum

If Canadians elect a minority government next week, Liberal or Conservative, Justin Trudeau loses. The Liberal prime minister gambled on an election he did not have to call. If the Conservatives win, he’ll suffer the worst kind of bad beat. And if the Liberals scrape by, he’ll still take heat for Canadians calling his bluff.

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Sep 17 2021 — Robert Fife and Steven Chase

The Canadian government was surprised this week by the announcement of a new security pact between the United States, Britain and Australia, one that excluded Canada and is aimed at confronting China’s growing military and political influence in the Indo-Pacific region, according to senior government officials. Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence […]

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Sep 17 2021 —

American officials are defending a new deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines after French officials expressed frustration over the agreement’s effect on an existing multibillion-dollar defense deal. The effort to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines — a major step toward countering China as President Joe Biden works to build international backing for his approach […]

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Down to the Final Days of Uncertainty

Sep 17 2021 — Lori Turnbull

In the final days of the federal campaign, all eyes are on the national polls, which show a tight race between the Liberals and the Conservatives (though some polls are tighter than others). On the Friday before the election, Nanos Research indicated that 31.9 percent of voters had the Liberals as their first choice, compared […]

Kenney faces heat, not off the hook on COVID

Sep 17 2021 —

He was once cast as our knight in shining armour coming to our political rescue. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. He’s not out of the woods. Not yet. He gambles with COVID-19, we lose and many of his backers wonder how much longer they can hang in hoping for the bossman to get his […]

Sep 16 2021 — John Ivison

Another day, another gross invasion of privacy as a political candidate (and the travelling media circus) expropriated someone’s lawn for a photo op. Jagmeet Singh was in the Davenport riding, just west of Toronto’s downtown, to hammer home his party’s affordable housing plan. “Families can’t afford Justin Trudeau’s housing crisis and billionaire handouts any longer” […]

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Sep 16 2021 — Althia Raj

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole must be wishing Alberta Premier Jason Kenney could have held off a few extra days before announcing sweeping public health changes and a mea culpa to the province over his handling of COVID-19. Wednesday evening, Kenney acknowledged the fourth wave of the pandemic is ripping through his province at an alarming […]

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Sep 16 2021 — Jen Gerson

We all hoped it would work. I did, certainly. Only a sadist would want Alberta’s Open for Summer plan to fail. In this I will offer some defence of premier Jason Kenney and, by extension, myself — it wasn’t crazy to announce the lifting COVID-19 restrictions back in May, back when all of the comparative […]

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Sep 16 2021 — Max Fawcett

You could tell that Jason Kenney didn’t want to be there. Just five days before a federal election in which he has a clear rooting interest, the Premier of Alberta was forced to announce a raft of new restrictions aimed at preventing his province’s healthcare system from collapsing under the weight of COVID-19 — all […]

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Entertainment Plus

Piers Morgan to launch new TV show in deal with News Corp

Sep 17 2021 —

British presenter Piers Morgan will join News Corp and Fox News Media and host a TV show that will air in the U.S., Britain and Australia, the company said Thursday. News Corp executive chair Rupert Murdoch said Morgan, 56, is “the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire.” Murdoch added in a […]

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