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Conservative candidate banishes campaign volunteers who were at Trudeau rally

Aug 28 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Conservative candidate Kyle Seeback said Saturday some of his campaign volunteers were at the Liberal event shut down by police last night amid a tenuous security situation. In a media statement, Seeback, the party’s candidate in Dufferin–Caledon, said a “few of my supporters attended the protest outside Justin Trudeau’s event,” and as a result they […]

Trudeau promises $1B to help provinces pay for vaccine passports

Aug 27 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau today announced a billion-dollar fund to help provinces create their own vaccine passports — credentials people vaccinated against COVID-19 can show to businesses to make everyday activities safer. Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., Trudeau said he wants to see “Canadians moving again in a safe and […]

Trudeau promises to hike taxes on Canada’s big banks, insurance companies

Aug 25 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said today a re-elected government led by him would raise the corporate taxes paid by Canada’s “largest and most profitable” financial services firms to help pay for his promised multi-billion dollar housing program. Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Surrey, B.C., Trudeau said Canada’s major banks and insurance companies […]

Conservatives call for ethics probe of Liberal MP’s 2017 Italy trip

Aug 21 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Liberal incumbent candidate Judy Sgro has offered conflicting stories about who paid for a 2017 trip she took to Italy, a trip the Conservatives now want the ethics commissioner to investigate because of allegations that she accepted free travel without reporting it to authorities as required under Canada’s conflict of interest code. Sgro, another Liberal […]

Conservative opposition to mandatory vaccinations is ‘irresponsible’ and ‘dangerous,’ says Trudeau

Aug 20 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau continued his push to make mandatory vaccination an election issue Friday calling the Conservative opposition to such a regime “irresponsible” and “dangerous,” while urging the party to mandate that all of their candidates get a shot. Speaking to reporters at a campaign stop in Winnipeg, where he announced new sick pay […]

‘I’m pro-choice,’ O’Toole says as abortion issue emerges on the campaign trail

Aug 19 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Pushing back against Liberal claims that he’s just “pretending” to support a woman’s right to choose, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said today he’s pro-choice and a government led by him would make sure abortion services are available nationwide. O’Toole has been clear that women should be allowed to safely end pregnancies — a position that […]

Charged with sexual assault, former head of vaccine rollout says he lost his job to ‘political calculation’

Aug 18 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander who once led Canada’s vaccine rollout, was charged today with one count of sexual assault relating to an incident alleged to have happened decades ago. Speaking to reporters outside the Gatineau, Que. police station where he was charged, an emotional Fortin said he’s been living through a “nightmare,” with […]

Erin O’Toole opposes mandatory vaccination for federal public servants, travellers

Aug 16 2021 — John Paul Tasker — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said late Sunday he is opposed to mandatory vaccinations for federal public servants and instead prefers a regular rapid testing regime to keep workplaces safe from COVID-19. O’Toole ducked questions for nearly a week about the Liberal government’s plan to implement a vaccine mandate for bureaucrats, transportation workers and most passengers […]