Election

Explainer: The rise of Canada’s right-wing meme pages

If you’ve scrolled through Facebook in the past year, you may have encountered the right-wing meme machine. The social media pages — whose names usually include the words “proud” or…

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Campaign 2019: Plenty of ugliness, but hardly the ‘nastiest’ ever | CBC News

The claim: “We know that the Conservative Party is running one of the dirtiest, nastiest campaigns based on disinformation that we’ve ever seen in this country and it’s no surprise…

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Advance poll turnout surges 29 per cent over 2015 | CBC News

Advance poll turnout surges 29 per cent over 2015 An estimated 4.7 million electors voted in the advance polls held across the country over the last four days, Elections Canada…

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Chinese social media giant flouting Canadian election law | CBC News

Chinese social media giant WeChat is flouting Canada’s new elections rules, allowing election ads to run without setting up a digital ad registry as required by law, CBC News has learned. The…

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Election 2019: Trudeau dodges coalition question as polls suggest minority government | CTV News

TORONTO — With a week to go before election day, polls are pointing to a minority government for either the Liberals or the Conservatives – an outcome Liberal Leader Justin…

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Bernier files complaint to elections watchdog over ‘secret’ campaign to smear his party | CBC News

Bernier files complaint to elections watchdog over ‘secret’ campaign to smear his party People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has filed a complaint to the Commissioner of Canada Elections to get…

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People’s Party of Canada candidate recycles old Conservative sign

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Truth Tracker: Scheer’s claims of Liberal-NDP GST hike unfounded | CTV News

With just three days left in the campaign, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer used his platform to make a series of unfounded claims about the Liberals Friday, suggesting that Justin Trudeau…

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People’s Party of Canada candidate’s signs in North Vancouver targeted with racist graffiti | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly

1 of 4 2 of 4 When Azmairnin Jadavji was 10 years old, he immigrated to Canada with his parents, both professionals, to build a new life in Canada. As…

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Stef Paquette, Nickel Belt riding, NDP, 2019 federal election | Sudbury Star

The Sudbury Star is publishing a series of 10 Questions and essays from the candidates running in the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings leading up the Oct. 21 federal election….

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Beth Mairs, Bill Crumplin, Sudbury riding, NDP, Green Party of Canada | Sudbury Star

On Wednesday evening, with momentum supposedly rising across the country and in Northern Ontario, local New Democrats packed the campaign offices of Sudbury NDP candidate Beth Mairs for a rally….

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Liberals face tough test in Halifax ridings | CBC News

Metro Halifax’s four ridings went Liberal red in 2015. But it’s uncertain if the Liberals will be able to hold on to the seats in the face of strong traditional…

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Liberals silent, Conservatives backtrack on birth tourism fix

While the Liberal government has yet to offer any solutions to Canada’s emerging birth tourism industry, the Conservative Party of Canada is now backtracking on its pledge to end birthright…

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Saskatchewan NDP launching health care survey | Globalnews.ca

Provincial NDP leader Ryan Meili and health critic Vicki Mowat announced an online survey for Saskatchewan residents to express their thoughts about the health care system. Speaking in Mowat’s Saskatoon…

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Deciding Votes 2019: Courting NDP ridings in the crucial battleground of Quebec | CTV News

Environics Analytics Senior Vice President Rupen Seoni with his second in a series — Deciding Votes 2019 — on the upcoming election. TORONTO — Quebec is a crucial battleground in…

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Flyer resembling Elections Canada handout appears to be sent from North Vancouver PPC candidate

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A North Vancouver man says he’s concerned, after getting a flyer that appears to be from Elections Canada. However, upon closer inspection, Grant Bowen realized the…

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NDP Brampton-Centre candidate apologizes for offensive tweet from 2012 | Globalnews.ca

A federal NDP candidate is apologizing for an offensive tweet from 2012 that has resurfaced during the election campaign. Jordan Boswell, candidate for Brampton-Centre, issued a statement on Twitter Wednesday…

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Alberta NDP urges UCP government to re-instate ‘critical highway safety measures’ | Globalnews.ca

“The government certainly isn’t listening to the folks who are gathered here with me today,“ NDP leader Rachel Notley said of the family members lined up behind her. The new…

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath calls on province to address hospital bed closures in London – London | Globalnews.ca

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is calling on the provincial government to take action after the recent announcement of bed closures of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). “Mr. Ford…

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NDP would ‘encourage’ provinces to improve delivery of health care, Singh says | Globalnews.ca

The billions of dollars the federal government transfers to provinces for health care gives it leverage that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he’d use to push for better local services….

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Working for the worker: Erin Alyward running with NDP | Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

NDP candidate Erin Alyward, who is running in the Grande Prairie-Mackenzie riding, says her party would best represent the average worker. “They’re coming straight from the heart and they care…

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OPINION: Vancouver’s partisan NDP Mayor is using City resources to tell you who not to vote for

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met with Mayor Kennedy Stewart at city hall in September. Photo Dan Toulgoet Over the past few months, as the federal election has been heating up,…

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NDP Leader Andrea Horwath takes aim at Doug Ford amid London hospital bed cuts | The London Free Press

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath slammed the Tory government Wednesday, calling the loss of 49 beds at London Health Sciences Centre “troubling” and no way to fix its “hallway medicine crisis.”…

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Innovative Research poll: Who wants a minority government? Lots of Liberals.

Even Liberal supporters aren’t all completely sold that they want Justin Trudeau to win a second majority government. When presented with a hypothetical scenario in which the Liberals win the…

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Jagmeet Singh won’t support the Conservatives, but could Liberals prop up an Andrew Scheer minority government?

1 of 4 2 of 4 Unless the Liberals pull off a stunning rebound in the next few days, Canada may end up with a minority government. To date, there’s…

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The disability tax credit was an explosive issue for the Liberals. Will the next government fix it? – National | Globalnews.ca

The disability tax credit (DTC) turned into a political hot potato for the Trudeau government in late 2017 amid reports the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had quietly tightened access to…

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Liberals defend Chinese Facebook ads on Andrew Scheer’s gun policy – National | Globalnews.ca

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau defended his party’s use of Facebook ads Thursday, saying they do not feature misleading information on Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s gun control plan. “We have made…

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Singh’s campaign trail strength has silenced his critics within the NDP | CBC News

Heading into the 2019 election campaign, it seemed like the New Democrats couldn’t catch a break. The party was struggling to raise funds and recruit candidates and was polling badly….

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Edmonton Strathcona Green Party candidate quits, endorses NDP | Edmonton Journal

The Green Party candidate running in the riding of Edmonton Strathcona announced Wednesday he is ending his campaign and encouraging supporters to vote strategically and vote for the NDP. The…

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Scheer says Trudeau and the Liberals want to decriminalize drugs. Is that true? – National | Globalnews.ca

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer repeated on Thursday his warning that Justin Trudeau would decriminalize drugs, even though the Liberal leader has repeatedly denied that if re-elected, his government would do…

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