With former Liberal Raj Grewal not in the running after his gambling scandal, the NDP are mounting a fierce campaign in party leader Jagmeet Singh’s home turf.
Brampton East NDP MPP Gurratan Singh, centre left, and NDP federal Brampton East candidate Saranjit Singh, centre right, are pictured at Saranjit Singh’s campaign office launch. The party is hoping its ‘bold’ platform and NDP pedigree will help push the riding orange on Oct. 21. Photograph courtesy of Saranjit Singh’s Twitter
BRAMPTON, ONT.—New Democrats in a Toronto-adjacent riding are hoping that their hometown political superstars will help to translate provincial gains into a federal breakthrough
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With government expenditures approaching a half trillion dollars over the course of the pandemic, spending allocated to forward-looking research and innovation is comparatively small, with a number of science and policy experts saying Canada needs to ramp up to keep up with some of our international allies.
Some MPs and experts are crying foul over changes to the Canada Elections Act in the ‘omnibus’ Bill C-30, which Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer says should not be used to bring in ‘fundamental’ changes to the law.
CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.