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POLITICS

Liberals expect to spend maximum limit, ‘fully-funded campaign’: Goodale

Liberals expect to spend maximum limit, ‘fully-funded campaign’: Goodale
The Liberal Party, trailing third place in public opinion polls, says it’s confident it will have the money to spend the national campaign expense maximum of $54.5-million for the Oct. 19 federal election.

Most disapprove of long federal election campaign, but most Conservative voters like it

Most disapprove of long federal election campaign, but most Conservative voters like it
And Ned Franks says although the long campaign might benefit the government if voters lose interest, nothing is guaranteed for the government.

Grit Leader Trudeau, Green Leader May only two federal leaders in for debate on women’s issues, Sept. 21

Grit Leader Trudeau, Green Leader May only two federal leaders in for debate on women’s issues, Sept. 21
The coalition of more than 175 women’s organizations behind ‘Up for Debate’ proposal is planning secondary political activities to push equality issues in the federal election campaign.

Most believe election has already started, says poll

Most believe election has already started, says poll
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to trigger the federal election on Sunday, Aug. 1, but most believe it’s already started.

Tories raise $20.1-million in 2014, 11 per cent increase

Tories raise $20.1-million in 2014, 11 per cent increase
NDP raise $9.5-million, Liberals raise $15-million and Greens raise $3-million, according to the parties' annual financial transaction reports filed with Elections Canada and made public today.

Throne Speech promises die with stranded bills

Throne Speech promises die with stranded bills
The government managed to check off most of its promises from October 2013.

Laureen Harper to appear at fundraiser for Tory MP Armstrong's riding

Laureen Harper to appear at fundraiser for Tory MP Armstrong's riding
Former Conservative MP Bill Casey now running for Liberal nomination against incumbent Scott Armstrong in Cumberland-Colchester, N.S.

PM's decision to participate in fewer French election debates than English 'absolutely unacceptable,' says Trudeau

PM's decision to participate in fewer French election debates than English 'absolutely unacceptable,' says Trudeau
Conservative MP Peter Kent, a former journalist, says broadcast consortium doesn't have monopoly on televised federal election debates. 'We quibbled over format, we quibbled over set design, we quibbled over timing,' he says.

Blair favourite to win close race in Scarborough Southwest in next election: poll

Blair favourite to win close race in Scarborough Southwest in next election: poll
Bill Blair led in a public opinion poll in the riding of Scarborough Southwest with 42 per cent support, compared to incumbent NDP MP Dan Harris at 34 per cent, according to a Forum Research poll of 587 voters conducted April 26 and released yesterday.

PEOPLE

Hill construction hiding former PM Pearson statue

Hill construction hiding former PM Pearson statue
Unlike three other statues of former prime ministers the Public Works Department moved to safer spots—because they were directly located on excavation or temporary building sites—Public Works managers kept the statue of Pearson where it was and surrounded it with the plywood hoarding for protection.

May press gallery speech a stumble, not a fall, say strategists

May press gallery speech a stumble, not a fall, say strategists
While some say Elizabeth May’s performance raises legitimate questions and will serve as future partisan fodder, others argue reaction to the failed comedy act, hardly the first of its kind, has been overblown.

LEGISLATION

Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll

Canadians believe 'Life Means Life' Act an election ploy: poll
Only 34 per cent of voting-age Canadians believe the Conservative election campaign announcement that the 'Life Means Life' bill will be a top priority is a genuine attempt to address violent crime, says a Forum Research poll.

Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions

Political risks uncertain in expected TPP supply management concessions
‘I think this is going to be a big election issue,’ says NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau.

Almost half of Canadians support Liberal child care plan: poll

Almost half of Canadians support Liberal child care plan: poll
The Forum Research poll showed that Quebecers, Canadians aged 55 to 64 and those who earn $60,000 to $80,000 are more likely to support the Liberal plan. The poll also found that 40 per cent of Conservative voters and 39 per cent of NDP voters support the Liberal plan.

LOBBYING

Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals

Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals
Conservative MP James Rajotte says ‘there is some confusion now in terms of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.’


Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Election 2015: Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rally in Ottawa Aug. 31, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party campaign director of communications Kory Teneycke.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Sun Media's David Akin and the Conservatives' Jeremy Hunt say hi to Conservative supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Royal Galipeau, running for re-election in Orleans, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Ottawa-area Conservative candidates have a laugh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party supporter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative candidate Damian Konstantinakos, running in Ottawa Centre, Ont.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper greets supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to Conservative Party supporters.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks about the Conservative Party's low-tax, balanced budget plan for the economy at a rally in Ottawa on Aug. 31.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Conservative Party staffer Colin McSweeney.

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