National Newswatch

Rural Albertans express frustration over election cold shoulder

Oct 14 2019 — — In rural Alberta, the province’s oil industry and agriculture sectors have emerged as key issues in the upcoming federal election, but so far Albertans have been left with an overwhelming sense of being ignored. South of Calgary in Nanton, Alta., a good portion of the town’s 2,000 residents are struggling oil workers or farmers dealing […]

Trudeau says security threat won’t change how he campaigns

Oct 13 2019 — Sarah Turnbull — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he followed advice from the RCMP to don a bulletproof vest at a crowded campaign rally in Mississauga, Ont. on Saturday. “My first concern was the safety of my family and all the Canadians in the room. This will not change at all how I campaign,” said Trudeau, adding that […]

Manitoba premier to declare state of emergency as snowstorm slams province

Oct 12 2019 — — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he will be declaring a state of emergency as a snowstorm continues to rage across the province, knocking out power to multiple regions. Pallister made the announcement in a press conference Saturday following a request from Manitoba Hydro. Although snow has slowed in areas such as Winnipeg, thousands of people […]

Truth Tracker: Conservative ads falsely say Liberals will legalize all drugs

Oct 12 2019 — — The Conservative Party has been spreading misinformation to Chinese voters in multiple Facebook ads that falsely suggest the Liberals want to legalize all drugs. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has made it clear this campaign that his party isn’t planning to legalize or decriminalize all drugs, as Portugal has done, as a means to confront the […]

People’s Party candidate reusing old Conservative campaign signs

Oct 12 2019 — — Two candidates from two different parties are vying for votes with similar blue campaign signs in a west Winnipeg riding, but only one of them is running for the Conservatives. Steven Fletcher, a former Tory and cabinet minister in the Stephen Harper government, has re-purposed his old campaign signs even though he’s now running for […]

‘I don’t trust my neighbours:’ Liberal riding association reports increased vandal, violence against supporters

Oct 10 2019 — Sarah Turnbull — A Liberal riding association in Ottawa said the destruction of Liberal campaign material has ramped up “phenomenally” since the last election campaign four years ago. In an interview with, the Liberal campaign manager for Kanata-Carleton, Randy Boucher, said he received a phone call recently from a supporter who had a car drive up on […]

Singh’s popularity soars, but party fails to follow suit: Nanos

Oct 9 2019 — — Over the course of the campaign, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s personal popularity has been steadily increasing, but the same can’t be said for his party. That’s according to polling data from Nanos Research, commissioned by CTV News and The Globe and Mail, which saw the NDP leader’s support surge 10 points from the beginning of […]

Low-income Canadians struggling to pay for medications plead for pharmacare

Oct 9 2019 — — Three of the major federal parties have promised they’ll introduce universal pharmacare if elected. While the details and costs of their plans differ, coverage of drug prescriptions would help the almost one million low-income Canadians who are struggling to pay for prescription medication, with some going without food and heat to pay for drugs, according […]

Truth Tracker: Conservatives falsely claim Trudeau lowered taxes for millionaires

Oct 9 2019 — — During Monday’s election debate the Conservative Party joined other parties in live-tweeting the debate in real time on Twitter. But those tweets weren’t always reliable. About 30 minutes into the debate, the Conservatives tweeted that it had been “confirmed by the media that Justin Trudeau lowered taxes for millionaires.” The tweet then linked to a […]

Booted Conservative candidate ‘running independently’ but still listed with CPC on ballot

Oct 8 2019 — Ben Cousins, The Canadian Press — A former federal Conservative candidate in British Columbia who was kicked out of the party for homophobic remarks says she’s now “running independently,” even though her campaign still appeared to be using the Conservative Party logo this week. Heather Leung, who was running for the Conservatives in Burnaby North-Seymour, was removed from the party last […]