Highlights / 2019 Canadian Election

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» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes

Memes have become a fixture of our online popular culture but now a study headed by a Concordia University professor wants to look at the impact of memes on Canadian politics and our political culture. Fenwick McKelvey is an associate» 

Politics

Liberal election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s election plane sustained some damage in Victoria after a bus transporting journalists who cover the Liberal campaign brushed against one of its wings Wednesday night. The plane had just landed in the British Columbia capital for» 

Politics

Justin Trudeau launches the 2019 federal election campaign

With the opposition Conservatives breathing down his neck and lingering questions about his handling of a criminal case against Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched a federal election campaign Wednesday, asking Canadians to give his Liberal Party» 

Politics, Society

Slogans and voters: let the campaigns begin…

Ok, Ok, I know. You’ve heard it all before. But have you? Actually, probably. But hey, there’s a big election coming up on Oct. 21, one that will decide who governs Canada for the next four years. That means work» 

Economy, International, Society

Effects of Trump’s Mexico tariff threats carry to Canada

Donald Trump’s threat to impose escalating tariffs against Mexico to slow the number of migrants crossing the U.S. southern border is spilling over into Canada. Two major banks have now revised Canada’s 2019 ecomomic growth downward. More are expected to»