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Political polls: What influence might they have on actual outcomes?

With Canada’s federal election this year, now only days away, pollsters have been busy for months canvassing Canadians from across he country surveying their opinions and voting intentions The media loves reporting on opinion polls, political parties love them and» 

Politics

More than 4.7M Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada

More than 4.7 million Canadians voted in the advance polls held across the country from Oct. 11 to 14, Elections Canada said Tuesday. The total of votes cast during this advance poll period was 29 per cent higher than in the 2015» 

Politics

Conservatives pledge to tear down interprovincial trade barriers

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will work to tear down interprovincial trade barriers if his party forms the government following the Oct. 21 federal election. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City, Scheer promised to convene a meeting with provincial and» 

Politics, Society

In a first, Trudeau forced to wear bulletproof vest at election rally

In what Canadian security experts say was an “unprecedented step,” Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest at a campaign rally on Saturday night. A heavily-armed RCMP tactical team also surrounded the prime minister as he delivered a speech» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Thunberg plans return to Canada

The world’s most famous climate activist plans to return to Canada soon–visiting Alberta, the province at the heart of the country’s oil production. Greta Thunberg tweeted Sunday that she will be heading north following “a few days of well needed» 

Politics

Odds of a minority government rise, as Bloc and NDP surge in polls

Three strong debate performances by the leaders of the separatist Bloc Québécois and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party have increased the chances of a minority government come Election Day on Oct. 21, according to an analysis of the CBC Poll» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.11,12,13, 2019

Your hosts, Lynn, Marc, with guest Stephane Parent, host of RCI’s French language programme  (video of show at bottom) Canadian election, debate of the leaders in French There have now been two official debates among the record number of federal» 

Politics

Party leaders debate climate, deficits, secularism and relations with China

The leaders of Canada’s six major political parties faced off in the final debate of the 2019 federal election Thursday evening as they jostled to improve their position entering the final lap of the campaign. Thursday’s debate was the second» 

International, Politics

Turkish offensive in Syria poses risks for children, aid groups warn

International aid groups and humanitarian agencies are warning of an impending humanitarian catastrophe in northeastern Syria as Turkey continues its cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants who control the area. Turkey pounded Kurdish militia who had aligned themselves with the U.S.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

A funnier side of politics

The show 22 Minutes is one of the best loved comedy shows on Canadian television.  A satirical look at society, celebrities, and of course politics and politicians it has been a Canadian hit for more than two decades.. Canada’s election»