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Conservatives fail to dethrone Liberals

Sep 21 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — The Conservative Party has come up short, failing to dethrone the now three-term Liberal Party. Leader Erin O’Toole conceded defeat in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after the Liberals secured a minority government win. “Ours is a conservativism that dwells not in the past but learns from it to secure the future,” he said, […]

Leaders name drop Jody Wilson-Raybould repeatedly to attack Trudeau in debate

Sep 10 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Beyond the shouting back-and-forth of the five party leaders’ names, Canadians tuning into Thursday’s official English-language debate would have heard frequent references to former Liberal cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Green Party Leader Annamie Paul was first to mention her name, while discrediting Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s self-proclaimed identity as a feminist. “I do not believe […]

Federal minister Monsef says her mention of Taliban as ‘our brothers’ is a ‘cultural reference’

Aug 25 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Canada’s minister of women and gender equality says her mention of the Taliban as “our brothers” during a press conference Wednesday is a “cultural reference,” after receiving criticism for her choice of language. Maryam Monsef – who was born in Iran and raised in Afghanistan – had a direct message for the terrorist group. “I […]

Liberal, Conservative race narrowing, Nanos survey suggests

Aug 21 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — The race between the Liberals and the Conservatives is narrowing with upward movement in favour of the Conservatives as week one of the federal election campaign comes to a close, according to nightly tracking conducted by Nanos Research for CTV News and The Globe and Mail. According to the latest nightly tracking ending Friday, which […]

Liberals pledge 10 days paid sick leave for all federally-regulated employees

Aug 20 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising to introduce 10 days of paid sick leave for all federally-regulated employees within his first 100 days in government. The Liberals would also immediately convene representatives at the provincial and territorial level to discuss legislating sick leave across the country. The changes would require amendments to the Canada Labour […]

Majority of Canadians support mandatory vaccinations: Nanos survey

Aug 5 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — More than half of Canadians agree with mandatory vaccinations for people who can be vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19 variants, according to a new poll from Nanos Research. The poll, commissioned by CTV News, shows 53 per cent support the premise, another 21 per cent somewhat support it, while 16 per cent oppose […]

Trudeau mum on launch of vaccine passport but vows system will be ‘simple and efficient’

Jul 28 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau skirted around questions about when Canadians can expect to be equipped with formal proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status for travel abroad but vowed that the system will be both “simple and efficient.” Speaking to reporters in Charlottetown, P.E.I., Trudeau said Ottawa will be responsible for a documentation framework for international […]

Feds to provide update on border restrictions in ‘coming days’: LeBlanc

Jul 15 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — The federal government will have more to say on the easing of border restrictions in the “coming days,” says Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, LeBlanc said it will be a topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting with premiers, but that they are approaching the issue with caution as COVID-19 variants […]

U.S. lawmaker wants Biden to take ‘unilateral action’ on reopening border with Canada

Jun 20 2021 — Sarah Turnbull — An American congressman says he has proposed to the White House to unilaterally reopen the border to Canadians as Ottawa announced another month extension of the restrictions that prohibit non-essential travel. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins said he addressed the move to take “unilateral action” to allow […]