From Rihanna's follow to Obama's endorsement of Trudeau to Time Magazine's brownface scoop, here are some highlights from the 40-day campaign.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured at Rideau Hall just over a month ago, where he met with Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament and officially call the 2019 federal election on Sept. 11. Canadians will learn if he will be handed another mandate, or if a new prime minister will be ushered in. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
With one last weekend left for voters to hit the polls ahead of Monday’s election day, federal parties are in the home stretch of the 41-day campaign.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.