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Critics say federal Conservatives dodging questions on coal mining in Alberta Rockies

Critics say federal Conservatives dodging questions on coal mining in Alberta Rockies

EDMONTON — The Conservative Party of Canada is not saying if an Erin O'Toole-led government would keep measures supported by the two other main parties that would increase scrutiny of open-pit coal mine proposals in Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
Federal NDP candidate drops out after antisemitic post, shakes up N.S. riding race

Federal NDP candidate drops out after antisemitic post, shakes up N.S. riding race

HALIFAX — The race for the northern Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester has been shaken up days ahead of Monday’s election after the NDP's 18-year-old candidate dropped out over an antisemitic tweet from 2019.
Another minority looks likely but it could be very different from the last one

Another minority looks likely but it could be very different from the last one

OTTAWA — Canadians have chosen minority governments in four of the last six federal elections and Monday's vote seems likely to produce a fifth. Whether it will be a Liberal or Conservative minority is anyone's guess.
Where the federal party leaders are on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

Where the federal party leaders are on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

The main national party leaders' scheduled public appearances for Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Montreal 9:15 a.m. Announcement and media availability. No address provided.
Mulroney campaigns for O'Toole in Quebec, compares now to time before his 1984 win

Mulroney campaigns for O'Toole in Quebec, compares now to time before his 1984 win

QUEBEC — Erin O'Toole began Wednesday telling voters he's not leading "your dad's Conservative Party," but ended the day sharing a stage with former prime minister Brian Mulroney, who compared the Tory leader's preceding months to the lead-up to his
Two federal NDP candidates resign after antisemitic social media posts spark backlash

Two federal NDP candidates resign after antisemitic social media posts spark backlash

ESSEX, ONT. — Jagmeet Singh says antisemitic comments by two of his party's candidates who resigned were "completely wrong" as the NDP leader made a push to win sought-after Ontario ridings.
Trudeau defends large election rally, says it followed COVID-19 health guidelines

Trudeau defends large election rally, says it followed COVID-19 health guidelines

HALIFAX — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Wednesday defended a large indoor rally he held in Brampton, Ont., saying his party followed public health guidelines.
Federal leaders united on need to fight military sex misconduct, but differ on how

Federal leaders united on need to fight military sex misconduct, but differ on how

OTTAWA — Federal leaders were united in their commitment to fight sexual misconduct in Canada’s military — but divided on the right approach — as the issue made a rare appearance on the campaign trail Wednesday after months of allegations, parliament
Federal parties fuzzy on offshore future as scientists call for end to extraction

Federal parties fuzzy on offshore future as scientists call for end to extraction

HALIFAX — As prominent climate scientists argue that new offshore oil and gas extraction must end off Canada's East Coast, the three main political parties either support continued development or are unclear on precisely what they would change.
Don't forget Celil in Chinese prison, say supporters of Canadian Uyghur advocate

Don't forget Celil in Chinese prison, say supporters of Canadian Uyghur advocate

OTTAWA — Supporters of a Canadian man imprisoned in China for a decade and a half want the next federal government to use the 2022 Beijing Olympics as a bargaining chip to bring him home.