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Politics

Justin Trudeau to launch federal election on Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to launch the 2019 federal election campaign Wednesday, CBC News reports. Citing Liberal sources, CBC News says Trudeau is expected to visit Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette at her official residence at Rideau Hall in Ottawa» 

Indigenous, Politics

Assembly of First Nations outlines 2019 federal election priorities

Policies to fight climate change, preserve the environment and recognize the equality of First Nations laws to common and civil law are the key priorities of Canada’s Indigenous communities in the upcoming federal elections, says Assembly of First Nations (AFN)» 

Politics

Elections Canada recommends keeping Oct. 21 election date

It wouldn’t be “advisable” to move the federal election to another date despite the fact that Oct. 21 falls on a Jewish holiday, says Canada’s chief electoral officer. Last week, the Federal Court ordered Stéphane Perrault to review his decision to» 

Politics, Society

Despite protests, controversy, government uses majority to pass Fair Elections Act

The ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper used its majority in the House of Commons on Tuesday night (May 13) to pass a controversial reform of elections laws. The final vote was 143 for the reforms, and 123»