October 14, 2015

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Spin Cycle: Is Justin Trudeau really going to empty your wallet?

Montreal GazetteStatement from Liberal campaign co-chair Dan Gagnier: "In order to avoid becoming a distraction to the campaign, I have decided to take a step...

Conservative MPs rack up highest travel costs for taxpayers

But not all Conservatives are high fliers. Conservative Health Minister Rona Ambrose billed only $649 for her trip to Vancouver in 2015, and Natural Resources...

Hazel McCallion steps into the ring for Justin Trudeau - Maclean's

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, and not for the first time, that “[Liberal Leader] Justin Trudeau has vowed to . . . cut...

Conservatives give green light to first grammar school in half a ...

Nicky Morgan delivers her speech at the Conservative party conference, in which she said she was resistant to selective education. Photograph: David Gadd/Allstar. Richard Adams...

Liberals aim for Hamilton comeback with Trudeau

A nomination battle to replace retiring MP Chris Charlton could have "disaffected" some NDP supporters, while the Liberals may also be trying to woo more...

Thomas Mulcair optimistic despite momentum swing toward Liberals

... I have been working on and they are going to vote for me because I did a really good job in the last four...

Dishonest Conservative attacks reach new lows

(blog) (blog)(Conservative candidate Andrew Saxton, Aria TV debate, September 28, 2015). “Stephen Harper's career has been defined by negative personal attacks, but these shameful...

Is voting strategically a good idea?

Jonathan Rose, an associate professor of political studies at Queen's University, said strategic voting historically is done by a very small minority of voters. “The...

NDP candidate promises strong voice for the riding in Parliament

Her experience working on important regional issues and willingness to be a strong voice for the riding were among the highlights of Niki Ashton's speech...

Conservatives noticeably absent from many BC 'all-candidates' debates

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, one of Harper's ministers and the candidate for Delta, said she missed just one of five scheduled debates. She said she had a...

Riding profile: Huron-Bruce a Conservative stronghold

One of the ridings Stephen Harper's Conservatives need to hold on to if they wish to win another majority is Huron-Bruce. It's one of the...

Federal Election Profile: The Langley area

People who live in both ridings claim transit, crime and keeping taxes low are priorities for the region in this federal election. Conservative candidate Mark...

Mulcair lends support to incumbents in Halifax area - iPolitics

The NDP leader was in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, a riding won by Robert Chisholm in the last election, and in some respects a perfect representation of...

Sydney-Victoria candidates target health issues

Mark Eyking, the riding's Liberal incumbent, agreed that federal health-care transfers need to be increased. He said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau remains committed to striking...

Don't blame Quebec for niqab nonsense

At the same time – and virtually minutes before the last federal Parliament was dissolved – Canada's multiculturalism minister, Tim Uppal, the turbaned Sikh often...

Newmarket-Aurora candidates share thoughts on electoral reform

Conservative Lois Brown says the first-past-the-post system — where the candidate with the most votes in a constituency wins and all the other ballots cast...

Voters question candidates

(press release)Wagantall promised a “continuity of professionalism and experience,” maintaining most of the staff used by previous MP Garry Breitkreuz. Hughes said she would...

Five candidates compete for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner riding

Medicine Hat NewsA Conservative MP slammed by his former Tory colleague for not representing his constituents is still the favourite in Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner. Since 2011,...

Pointers for riding's new rep

They can be expected to order past Hansards from the Parliamentary Library and study the debut speeches of Peter Milliken, Ted Hsu, Flora MacDonald, Ben...

Mother of missing Canadian kids pleads for more help from Ottawa

Alison Azer, age 47, met with Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Lynne Yelich on Tuesday to ask for more help in locating her four children, whose...

Classics Matchups That Became Legendary

With so much pomp, circumstance and fear of failure, the opposing coaches took a conservative offensive approach to avoid mistakes, somewhat surprising since both teams...

Veterans Affairs has hired only 25 injured soldiers in last decade

On June 30, 2015, Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O'Toole announced that all military veterans would now get improved access to public-service jobs. A spokesperson for...

Leadnow galvanizes voters to throw out Stephen Harper

In Vancouver South, Leadnow has reposted the results of a Dogwood Initiative poll that shows Liberal Harjit Sajjan with a 13-percentage-point lead over Conservative incumbent...

Campaign drawing to a close

In 2011, Conservative Jay Aspin snuck past incumbent Liberal Anthony Rota by 18 votes, the closest race in the country. Rota and Aspin are looking...

Dishonest Conservative attacks on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reach new lows

Conservative fabrication: Trudeau wants to negotiate with ISIS. “It's the most brutal regime… We cannot sit around a table like Justin Trudeau wants to do...

Canada Election 2015: Liberals, Conservatives Made Most From Long Campaign

Eleven weeks on the campaign trail has given the Conservatives ample time to reach voters, said Alberta Conservative candidate Michelle Rempel. "I think in terms...

Cross-party group to work on fresh approach to asylum seekers

- as it happenedThe GuardianLiberal senator Zed Seselja said he would be supporting a private members bill to water down section 18C of the...

The Gargoyle: Will the real PCs please stand up?

The current Conservative Party was born from an agreement in October 2003 between then-Canadian Alliance leader Harper and then-Progressive Conservative party leader Peter MacKay. Stevens...

Une conversation avec Pierre Dionne Labelle - TopoLocal Saint-Jérôme

TopoLocal Saint-JérômeUne conversation avec Pierre Dionne LabelleTopoLocal Saint-JérômePierre Dionne Labelle était le député de Rivière-du-Nord jusqu'au déclenchement de la campagne électorale, le 2 août 2015.

Une conversation avec Janice Bélair Rolland - TopoLocal Saint-Jérôme

TopoLocal Saint-JérômeUne conversation avec Janice Bélair RollandTopoLocal Saint-JérômeVous affirmez que le Canada est prêt pour un changement, pour du neuf en politique, alors pourquoi pas...

Campaign trail: What happened on Wednesday

Chisholm, a former provincial NDP leader, ousted Liberal Mike Savage by a narrow margin in 2011 and faces a battle for re-election. Chisholm, deputy leader...

WATCH: All-candidates debates for southern Vancouver Island ridings

ESQUIMALT-SAANICH-SOOKE. Randall Garrison - NDP. Frances Litman - Green. Shari Lukens - Conservative. David Merner - Liberal. COWICHAN-MALAHAT-LANGFORD. Martin Baker - Conservative. Fran Hunt-Jinnouchi -...

You choose the best of the rest

Liberal Kirsty Duncan shocked when she won going away in 2011 while Doug Ford held the riding municipally and brother Rob was rallying Ford Nation...

Canadian government stops Montreal sewage-dumping plan

The Globe and MailFederal infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said Wednesday that an independent review would be carried out after many Montrealers called for the federal...

Fringe focus: What do Alberta fringe candidates add to the federal election?

Edmonton has five independent candidates, including former Conservative Brent Rathgeber. Chaldeans Mensah, a political scientist at MacEwan University, said many fringe parties focus on one...

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell voters consider a return to red

Conservative MP Pierre Lemieux, shown transformed in 2013 into a gunslinging lawman of the Wild West, finds himself under the gun heading into Monday's federal...

Torin Slik / The Runner

29 featured a revolving door of NDP candidates coming in and out for meetings, but KPU students still got to hear and ask about the...

Trans-Pacific Partnership text won't be available before election

Vancouver SunEd Fast on The House: TPP text will be released before the election · Keith Boag: Hillary Clinton's opposition to the TPP deal might...

Decision day nears for federal hopefuls in... - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

www.ottawacommunitynews.com/Decision day nears for federal hopefuls in...www.ottawacommunitynews.com/In Kanata-Carleton, most polls show Conservative Walter Pamic and Liberal Karen McCrimmon neck-and-neck. It's a marked difference from the...

Mayors of the 905 weigh in on election, and the possible myth of 'the big shift'

(subscription) (subscription)Partnership is necessary — which includes the federal government. Krantz says he has worked with all major parties. The local MP, Lisa Raitt...

Extra, Extra: Anne Michaels is Toronto's New Poet Laureate, Jays Fan Tries to ...

Michaels takes over the role from predecessor George Elliot Clarke. She is best known for her two novels, Fugitive Pieces and The Winter ... During...

Tory Cheryl Gallant turfed while campaigning in long-term-care home

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant is being accused of a "disrespectful" act to some "vulnerable" voters after she crashed a Renfrew nursing home to drum up...

Away from spotlight of national Conservative campaign, Jason Kenney runs another

TORONTO — Largely away from the spotlight of Stephen Harper's national campaign, Jason Kenney is running another one. While Harper is focused on turning Canadians...

Away from spotlight of national Conservative campaign, Jason Kenney runs another

TORONTO — Largely away from the spotlight of Stephen Harper's national campaign, Jason Kenney is running another one. While Harper is focused on turning Canadians...

NDP accuses Liberals of spreading rumour a candidate is dying

The New Democratic Party has filed a complaint with Elections Canada over what it calls "mean" and "dishonourable" rumours about one of its candidates. The...

Local candidates talk affordable housing - www.norfolknews.ca/

www.norfolknews.ca/Local candidates talk affordable housingwww.norfolknews.ca/Incumbent Conservative candidate Diane Finley said the federal government has committed $2 billion to provinces to address affordable housing. “Our government...

'We were damn near killed': Atlantic Charger captain speaks out on survival ...

Cleary said he was told a helicopter was dispatched but he still hasn't been told at what time it was sent. Cleary was also told...

Aglukkaq comes under fire at CBC Nunavut all-candidates forum

“I said the Conservative candidate was here. They said, 'Oh ... Okalik was mimicking an incident last year when Aglukkaq read a newspaper in the...

Conservatives mum on national food strategy despite previous pledges

(subscription) (subscription)The policy was a Conservative campaign promise during the last federal election – a commitment Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz would later reiterate at...

ELECTION 2015: Chilliwack-Hope candidates answer question on key local issues

Chilliwack-Hope 2015 federal election candidates, clockwise from top left, Thomas Cheney (Green), Louis De Jaeger (Liberal), Alexander Johnson (Libertarian), Mark Strahl (Conservative), Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell (Marxist-Leninist)...