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Politics, Society

Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern, at least for now

This is politics so things could change quickly, but for the time being, at least, it appears that Justin Trudeau’s Liberals will continue to govern Canada. There were no early indications today that either the Bloc Quebecois or the New »

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for COVID-19

The leader of Canada’s Conservative Party Erin O’Toole tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.  “This evening, Erin O’Toole received a positive test result for COVID-19,” the Conservative party said in a statement. “He is very relieved that his wife and »

Politics, Society

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19

Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the federal party which works to achieve Quebec’s separation from Canada has confirmed. The 55-year-old leader of the third largest party in the House of Commons is doing “perfectly well” »

Politics

Trudeau prorogues Parliament until Sept. 23

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has prorogued Parliament until Sept. 23, apparently to try to buy some time to ride out the so-called WE Charity controversy. Prorogation, a manoeuvre that ends a parliamentary session, shuts down the House of Commons committees »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Quebec separatist party big winner of federal vote

The separatist Bloc Québécois party emerged as the big winner of Monday’s federal election, regaining official party status in the House of Commons and more than tripling the number of seats it will hold in Canada’s 43rd Parliament. The once-faltering »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Four party leaders clash in French-language debate

Four of the major party leaders squared off Wednesday night in a French-language debate that saw them clash over a wide range of topics from abortion rights, federal finances, climate change and the controversial Quebec secularism law among other things. »

Federal election 2019, 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 »

Federal election 2019, Politics

Justin Trudeau launches the 2019 federal election campaign

With the opposition Conservatives breathing down his neck and lingering questions about his handling of a criminal case against Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched a federal election campaign Wednesday, asking Canadians to give his Liberal Party »