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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 »

Politics

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 »

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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 »

International, Politics, Society

Belarusian Canadians demand Magnitsky Act sanctions against Lukashenko regime

Members of the small Belarusian community in Canada are demanding Ottawa take a tougher stance against the government of President Alexander Lukashenko who has faced unprecedented protests after claiming a landslide victory in a highly controversial election on Aug. 9. »

International, Politics

Canada ‘deeply concerned’ by post-election crackdown in Belarus

Canada is “deeply concerned” by the violent crackdown of Belarusian authorities against protesters who came out in their thousands to voice their discontent with the official results of the country’s presidential election, says Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Dozens were »