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‘Cautious optimism’ in talks to reopen non-essential travel with Canada, says new EU envoy

By Neil Moss      

EU Ambassador Melita Gabrič says Canada and the European Union are planning for an in-person summit at the 'highest level.'

EU Ambassador Melita Gabrič, pictured in 2018, was previously Slovenia's ambassador to Canada since 2018. 'I have the advantage of having met a lot of people here, a lot of decision makers, and of course I've been following the situation in Canada very closely,' she said. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

It may soon be time for Canadians to pack their luggage for Europe as European Union member nations are currently in talks over how and when borders will reopen for non-essential travel, says the European Union’s newest envoy to Canada.

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Green Party targets Prince Edward Island seats in rare campaign trip by leader Annamie Paul

News|By Matt Horwood
The provincial Greens' rise to become the official opposition in 2019 signals that P.E.I. voters are tired of 'politics as usual,' says one prof, which could translate into increased support for the Greens at the federal

Youth turnout may be stronger than expected this year and the NDP are reaching them the best: politicos

News|By Alice Chen
The Liberals have a conflicting track record, the Conservatives are sticking mostly to their older base, and the Greens are failing to capitalize on their opportunities, say experts and candidates.

Northern races heat up as candidates vie to succeed Qaqqaq, Bagnell

News|By Alice Chen
Experts say that left-leaning parties seem to have a foothold in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, but Yukon could be anyone’s game.

International students struggle to come to Canada amid COVID-19 variant concerns, says Universities Canada president

The number of international students may rise this year compared to 2020, but travel restrictions related to COVID-19 variants may be a roadblock, according to Paul Davidson, the president of Universities Canada.

Trades worker shortage getting worse as politicians promise more construction

More than 700,000 skilled tradespeople will retire by 2028, and Canada's efforts to replace them are falling short, warns a new report from the Royal Bank of Canada.

Cabinet record could help or hinder at-risk ministers in Quebec, Ontario

News|By Neil Moss
Former NDP staffer Cameron Holmstrom says some ministers have found themselves in unexpected re-election fights.

The race for Parliament Hill: Liberals, NDP jockey to fill void left in Ottawa Centre

The 40-year tug of war for this uniquely politically engaged riding had a flame lit under it following the withdrawal of incumbent minister Catherine McKenna from political life.

Election#44 ‘most interesting, complex, unpredictable’ campaign in decades

•In June, most polls indicated the Liberals on track to repeat their 2015 majority win under Justin Trudeau’s leadership. Now they're behind the Conservatives. With such a tight margin, either party could form a minority government. •The pandemic has laid bare 'fault lines' in which increasingly polarized views have emerged on issues, such as 'heightened attention to inequality at the very top; greater interest in climate change; a better balance between society and the economy; and social justice issues like systemic racism and Indigenous reconciliation.'

B.C. up for grabs in election where every seat could count

Polls suggest a three-way race in Canada’s Pacific province, but it’s too early to say whether the NDP can cash in on election day.
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