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Few Canadians want an election before fall

While it seems increasingly likely that there will be a federal election in Canada in 2021, few people would want a vote before fall, between September and the end of December. A new public opinion survey suggests that 77 per »


Ottawa announces it will extend rent and wage subsidies into June

The federal government announced today that the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy will remain unchanged and be extended from March 14 until June 5, 2021. According to a press release from the Department of Finance Canada, »

Politics, Society

Support for opposition leader wanes in possible election year

Canada is currently governed by the Liberal Party which was elected to office in 2019, but not with a clear majority. That means it must seek the support of other parties to stay in power. Typically, minority governments do not »

Politics, Society

Trudeau denies his cabinet shuffle portends an election 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made changes to his cabinet on January 12, 2021 and denied suggestions it meant a federal election might soon be called. His government is in a minority position now and pundits had suggested he may want »

International, Politics, Society

Most Canadians think Biden as U.S. president will be good for Canada

Three in five Canadians think a U.S. administration under Joe Biden as president will have a positive effect on the rapport and connectivity between the two countries, according to a recent survey. This survey by Angus Reid is similar to »

Politics, Society

Saskatchewan Party delivers 4th consecutive landslide win

The Saskatchewan Party secured its fourth consecutive majority mandate in Monday’s election, becoming the longest serving provincial government in Canada. With thousands of mail-in ballots still to be tallied, the centre-right party led by Scott Moe is projected to secure »


Liberal WE scandal may provoke snap election

The controversy over the WE contract, has in part already cost the job of the former finance minister Bill Morneau, and the folding of the Kielburger brothers WE Charity operations in Canada. The opposition Conservatives have been demanding the investigations »

International, Politics

Canada braces for ‘various eventualities’ of U.S. election, says Trudeau

Canada is bracing for potential “disruptions” following the U.S. presidential election in November, especially if neither candidate secures a clear majority of votes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday. Speaking at an event to announce funding for electric vehicle production »


British Columbia Premier calls snap election in October

British Columbians are going to the polls next month after B.C. Premier and provincial New Democratic Party (NDP) Leader John Horgan called a snap election on Monday. During a news conference Horgan announced that he met with B.C. Lieutenant Governor »

International, Politics

Canada calls for investigation of alleged human rights violations in Belarus

Canada is joining forces with 16 other member-states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to call for an international investigation into allegations of serious human rights violations in Belarus following last month’s contested presidential election in »