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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» 

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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» 

Politics

Federal leaders clash in debate long on personal attacks and short on policy

Canada’s six main federal party leaders clashed Monday evening in a two-hour English-language debate full of personal attacks, quips and brief moments of levity as they sought to shore up their positions and gain advantage over rivals ahead of the» 

Health, Society

Short film brings homelessness to life

A front-line worker has created a moving public service announcement to draw attention to the heartbreak of homelessness.  Barry Moore is an adult care worker at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre. A friend of his had written a piece» 

Politics

4 federal party leaders to face off during French language debate

With nearly half of the campaign behind them, four federal leaders will take the stage in Montreal tonight for the first debate to feature Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the» 

Indigenous

Indigenous vote could have significant weight

Public opinion polls suggest Canadians may elect a minority government on October 21, 2019 and that could leave the Indigenous vote with “significant” influence in the new government.  This is the opinion of Rebecca Major, an assistant professor of political» 

Politics, Society

Liberals propose ban on ‘military-style’ guns, tighter restrictions on others

As the so-called “blackface” scandal still dogs him, today on the election campaign trail the leader of the outgoing Liberal government, Justin Trudeau announced his party’s policy on firearms. He proposed that if re-elected the Liberals would ban so-called military» 

Economy, Politics

Canada’s election: “Affordability” as a main voter concern

According to indicators, and the current government, Canada’s economy is doing well, and unemployment is at all time lows. Yet, national surveys have repeatedly shown Canadians don’t feel secure about their financial future or prospects. In spite of the figures,» 

International, Politics

Trudeau skips first debate, draws fire from other party leaders

A strategic move by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to skip the first debate of the election campaign drew fire from his opponents, who accused him Thursday of being afraid to defend what they described as his abysmal record. That was»