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Poll suggests plenty Canadians voted strategically to stop a party from winning

Oct 29 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week's federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests. Thirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about who to support took into account the chances that their vote would prevent another party's candidate from being victorious. And almost […]

Poll suggests plenty Canadians voted strategically to stop a party from winning

Oct 29 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week's federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests. Thirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about who to support took into account the chances that their vote would prevent another party's candidate from being victorious. And almost […]

Conservatives stoke fear of NDP-Liberal coalition as Scheer pushes for majority

Oct 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax-and-spend Liberal-NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives a majority on Oct. 21. The Conservative leader warned Monday that such a coalition would lead to out-of-control spending, "massive" new taxes and "endless deficits" that would drive away investment and throw thousands of Canadians out of work. Scheer played the […]

Conservatives stoke fear of NDP-Liberal coalition as Scheer pushes for majority

Oct 14 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax-and-spend Liberal-NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives a majority on Oct. 21. The Conservative leader warned Monday that such a coalition would lead to out-of-control spending, "massive" new taxes and "endless deficits" that would drive away investment and throw thousands of Canadians out of work. Scheer played the […]

Re-elected Liberals would still run big deficits, despite new taxes

Sep 29 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau tried to make virtue out of red ink Sunday as he released a Liberal platform that promises to impose new taxes on wealthy individuals, large international corporations, foreign housing speculators and tech giants to help cover the cost of billions in new spending and tax breaks for the middle class. Even with the new taxes, the platform projects another four years […]

Re-elected Liberals would still run big deficits, despite new taxes

Sep 29 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau tried to make virtue out of red ink Sunday as he released a Liberal platform that promises to impose new taxes on wealthy individuals, large international corporations, foreign housing speculators and tech giants to help cover the cost of billions in new spending and tax breaks for the middle class. Even with the new taxes, the platform projects another four years […]

Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

Sep 24 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Racist letters about Indigenous Peoples have finally been removed from Sen. Lynn Beyak's website — but only because Senate officials erased them after Beyak refused to do so herself. She is still thumbing her nose at Senate orders to apologize for posting the letters and to take educational programs on racism directed at Indigenous people. In early […]

Beyak thumbs nose at Senate orders on racist letters about Indigenous Peoples

Sep 24 2019 — Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Racist letters about Indigenous Peoples have finally been removed from Sen. Lynn Beyak's website — but only because Senate officials erased them after Beyak refused to do so herself. She is still thumbing her nose at Senate orders to apologize for posting the letters and to take educational programs on racism directed at Indigenous people. In early […]

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 […]