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Grits, Tories start election campaign in dead heat, NDP, Greens tied: Poll

Sep 11 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Andrew Scheer's Conservatives were running neck-and-neck during warm-up laps for the start of the 40-day federal election campaign, a new poll suggests. The Leger poll — released just hours before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to fire the starting gun Wednesday — suggests Jagmeet Singh's NDP and Elizabeth May's Greens were also in a dead heat, […]

Grits, Tories start election campaign in dead heat, NDP, Greens tied: Poll

Sep 11 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau's Liberals and Andrew Scheer's Conservatives were running neck-and-neck during warm-up laps for the start of the 40-day federal election campaign, a new poll suggests. The Leger poll — released just hours before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to fire the starting gun Wednesday — suggests Jagmeet Singh's NDP and Elizabeth May's Greens were also in a dead heat, […]

Ambrose disagrees with Scheer’s assertion that Trudeau caved to Trump on NAFTA

Aug 27 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Conservatives' former leader doesn't agree with the current leader's assertion that Canada got taken to the cleaners by Donald Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA. Rona Ambrose, who was interim Conservative leader after the party's 2015 election defeat, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did make some concessions to get a deal — particularly offering up some […]

Ambrose disagrees with Scheer’s assertion that Trudeau caved to Trump on NAFTA

Aug 27 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Conservatives' former leader doesn't agree with the current leader's assertion that Canada got taken to the cleaners by Donald Trump on the renegotiated NAFTA. Rona Ambrose, who was interim Conservative leader after the party's 2015 election defeat, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did make some concessions to get a deal — particularly offering up some […]

Liberals, Tories unveil campaign slogans and contrasting pitches to voters

Aug 26 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians will be asked this fall to choose between moving forward with the Liberals or getting ahead with the Conservatives. But while they both seem to be urging voters to go in the same direction — onward — the messages underlying the two main parties' campaign slogans are very different. The ruling Liberals have settled on "Choose Forward" as their official campaign […]

Liberals, Tories unveil campaign slogans and contrasting pitches to voters

Aug 26 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canadians will be asked this fall to choose between moving forward with the Liberals or getting ahead with the Conservatives. But while they both seem to be urging voters to go in the same direction — onward — the messages underlying the two main parties' campaign slogans are very different. The ruling Liberals have settled on "Choose Forward" as their official campaign […]

Federal parties’ privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

Aug 16 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The main federal political parties have developed and published privacy policies, as required by a new law, but none has adopted the stringent measures Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer say are necessary to protect the personal information of voters. None of the parties requires individuals to give meaningful consent for the collection, […]

Federal parties’ privacy policies meet bare minimum required by new law

Aug 16 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The main federal political parties have developed and published privacy policies, as required by a new law, but none has adopted the stringent measures Canada's privacy commissioner and chief electoral officer say are necessary to protect the personal information of voters. None of the parties requires individuals to give meaningful consent for the collection, […]

Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

Aug 15 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — After months of unrelenting news coverage, hours of oral testimony and reams of written submissions to a House of Commons committee on the SNC-Lavalin affair, the federal ethics watchdog has still managed to unearth some details that give new life to the controversy on the eve of an election campaign. Ethics commissioner Mario Dion's report released Wednesday […]

Report says why PMO wanted former Supreme Court judges to advise on SNC-Lavalin

Aug 15 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — After months of unrelenting news coverage, hours of oral testimony and reams of written submissions to a House of Commons committee on the SNC-Lavalin affair, the federal ethics watchdog has still managed to unearth some details that give new life to the controversy on the eve of an election campaign. Ethics commissioner Mario Dion's report released Wednesday […]

Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner

Aug 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau refused to apologize Wednesday for intervening in the SNC-Lavalin affair, even after the federal ethics watchdog concluded that the prime minister violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant. Despite disagreeing with some of ethics commissioner Mario Dion's […]

Trudeau breached Conflict of Interest Act, says ethics commissioner

Aug 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau refused to apologize Wednesday for intervening in the SNC-Lavalin affair, even after the federal ethics watchdog concluded that the prime minister violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to halt the criminal prosecution of the Montreal engineering giant. Despite disagreeing with some of ethics commissioner Mario Dion's […]

PM won’t release McLellan report on SNC-Lavalin until ethics report released

Aug 13 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says he's received what he calls a "great" report from former Liberal cabinet minister Anne McLellan on the SNC-Lavalin affair. But the prime minister won't make it public until federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion releases his own report into the explosive affair that rocked the government last winter and sent Liberal popularity on a downward […]