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International, Politics

Canada calls for calm in Bolivia

Canada called on Bolivian political and social actors to “exercise restraint and avoid violence and confrontation” Monday, as the country was plunged into a constitutional limbo following the resignation of the country’s first Indigenous president and all of his likely» 

International, Politics

Social media and the battle over political adverts

Social media has become a battleground for political parties especially during election campaigns. Now two of the giants have taken completely different attitudes. One will ban all political partisan adverts, the other will allow them and with no fact checking.» 

International

Canada calls for runoff vote in contested Bolivian election

“Deeply concerned” by reports of election irregularities in Bolivia, Canada has joined the United States and its European allies in calling for a runoff vote in the South American country and warning that otherwise it will not recognize the results» 

International, Politics

How, why, and for whom Canadians voted in the election

Last minute decisions, and a lesson for Americans? Two recent post election surveys in Canada came up with relatively similar results. According to a Leger poll, it seems up to a third of voters didn’t vote in favour of a» 

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The Link

The LINK Online, Oct.25,26,27,

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marc (video of show at bottom) Arab World Festival-Montreal This weekend marks the start of the 20th year for the Arab World Festival,/ Festival du Monde Arabe  (FMA) in Montreal. The idea is to showcase elements» 

Environment, Politics

Climate change will challenge new minority government

In Canada’s federal election, 63 per cent of voters chose parties with strong platforms on mitigating climate change. The Liberal Party will form the government but, since it does not have a majority of seats, it will have to seek» 

Politics

Canada’s federal election leaves the country divided

The results are in and the Liberal party under Justin Trudeau has been re-elected, albeit leading a minority government this time. The results also show a country very divided with a the nationalist Bloc Quebecois party resurrected in the mostly» 

Politics

No foreign interference detected in Canada’s federal election, officials say

Despite dire warnings in the run-up to the Oct. 21 federal election of possible foreign meddling in Canada’s democratic process, officials tasked with monitoring and preventing foreign interference did not “observe” any activity that merited sounding the alarm, according to» 

Politics

Jody Wilson-Raybould going back to Ottawa as Independent MP

A former Liberal justice minister and attorney general whose resignation from cabinet and subsequent expulsion from the Liberal caucus sparked one the most damaging scandals to shake the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is returning to Ottawa as an» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

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»