|In his recent column, “Advocating for Palestinian human rights is not anti-Semitic,” (The Hill Times, April 26), Corey Balsam misses the forest for the trees. While Balsam stresses his opposition to anti-Semitism, writing that he is in full agreement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement: “It is all of our duty to speak out and stand against anti-Semitism, discrimination and hatred in all its forms,” the rest of his column unfortunately does nothing to combat anti-Jewish hatred.|
Advance voting jumped as much as 19.5 per cent this election, and use of special ballots, the majority of which are filled out ahead of election day, increased by roughly 59.4 per cent.
Trudeau ‘dodged the bullet’ but will now run the country and party from a ‘weakened’ position, say politicos
'They had that big stick in their hand, which was the election call. They cannot call an election for at least the next year, without the opposition doing egregious things,' says pollster Greg Lyle.
Centre on Hate, Bias, and Extremism director Barbara Perry says there has been a 'perfect storm' that has led to the incidents of hate and violence that have been seen on the campaign trail.
Along with his time as House leader, the Liberal MP-elect served under the Wynne government as Ontario’s attorney general, minister of community safety and correctional services, and as labour minister.
As of press deadline on Sept. 21, the Liberals had won or were leading in 156 ridings, the Conservatives 121, the Bloc Québécois 32, the NDP 27, and the Green Party in two.
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