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Justin Trudeau won't directly say whether he's asking Canadians for a majority

Justin Trudeau won't directly say whether he's asking Canadians for a majority

MONTREAL — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Thursday it's his goal to send as many MPs to Ottawa as possible, but stopped short of directly asking Canadians for a majority as he campaigned across several ridings in Quebec.
O'Toole vow to never challenge provincial laws 'dangerous' for basic rights: expert

O'Toole vow to never challenge provincial laws 'dangerous' for basic rights: expert

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole has vowed to "never challenge" provincial laws, a sweeping statement that carries potential implications in areas ranging from abortion access to secession rights, markinga sharp break from the Liberal tack a
Tory Leader Erin O'Toole evades questions about Alberta's response to COVID-19 surge

Tory Leader Erin O'Toole evades questions about Alberta's response to COVID-19 surge

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Olivia Chow campaigns with Jagmeet Singh, urges people not to vote strategically

Olivia Chow campaigns with Jagmeet Singh, urges people not to vote strategically

TORONTO — Olivia Chow urged people to go to the polls with hope, not fear, as she joined NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in her late husband Jack Layton’s former riding.
Federal leaders point fingers at each other over Alberta's COVID-19 health emergency

Federal leaders point fingers at each other over Alberta's COVID-19 health emergency

OTTAWA — Federal leaders pointed fingers and fired rounds at each other Thursday over the spiralling COVID-19 crisis in Alberta, each seeking to forge a link in voters' minds between the province's dire health emergency and the others' policies.
Comparing vaccine passports to residential schools 'repugnant': B.C. chiefs

Comparing vaccine passports to residential schools 'repugnant': B.C. chiefs

OTTAWA — The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations says it is "harmful and repugnant" that a People's Party of Canada candidate is comparing vaccine passports to residential schools.
Afghanistan, fatigue blamed as veterans issues go missing in action on election trail

Afghanistan, fatigue blamed as veterans issues go missing in action on election trail

OTTAWA — Mark Ross first applied to Veterans Affairs Canada for assistance with post-traumatic stress in June 2019.
'It could go either way': Edmonton Centre riding has tossed between Tories, Liberals

'It could go either way': Edmonton Centre riding has tossed between Tories, Liberals

EDMONTON — The riding of Edmonton Centre is a lot like other urban downtown neighbourhoods in Canada.
'Quebec bashing': why an English federal debate question continues to draw criticism

'Quebec bashing': why an English federal debate question continues to draw criticism

MONTREAL — A question at the English-language federal leaders' debate last week has become a major issue in Quebec, boosting the Bloc Québécois in the polls and drawing criticism from Quebec politicians, federal party leaders and the province’s media
Federal campaigns need to pull out all the stops to get supporters to polls

Federal campaigns need to pull out all the stops to get supporters to polls

OTTAWA — Whether he’s vibing to booty-shaking beats on TikTok, wandering an orange-spangled island oasis on Nintendo Switch or even staring down at crowds from a giant projection on the side of a building, the NDP want voters to see leader Jagmeet Si