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Stories by Alice Chen

Violence, anti-Semitism, and poutine? The COVID-19 election was one to remember

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Plus, cats dominate Mount Royal, while candidates dropped like flies throughout the campaign.
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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.
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Plus, the Progressive Senate Group and the Canadian Senators Group both recently added a new member to their fold.
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Experts say that left-leaning parties seem to have a foothold in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, but Yukon could be anyone’s game.
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One of the big focuses for all candidates in the riding is the issue of affordability in housing and day-to-day living. Liberal incumbent Maryam Monsef won the riding by five percentage points in 2019.
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Plus, Jagmeet Singh's poutine truck breaks down and Governor General Mary May Simon loops in full name to honour her roots.
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Trans candidates run into bias, discrimination, overly personal questions, and oddly invasive attacks, say advocates, which may keep them from joining public life and running for office.
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Plus, a contentious GTA riding is one of the featured B'nai Brith virtual debates the same day the federal leaders are set to clash publicly for the first time.
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Indigenous and Black advocates say they’ve seen little in the way of targeted policy announcements so far this election, leaving them to judge parties based on their past.
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After one of the tightest races of the 2019 election, the Liberal incumbent and Conservative challenger are both counting on their respective ground games to put them over the edge.
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Sarianna Mankki, political adviser for Finland's Greens, says this conflict may be more common within Green parties because people feel so passionately 'about the issues that they promote.'
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‘This campaign, in many ways, could be won or lost over social if it’s done correctly,’ according to Lindsay Broadhead, who says parties have a chance to tell the 'the pandemic or the post-pandemic story.'
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Plus, Todd Doherty wins a mental health award and a march in Ottawa is planned in solidarity with the detained Michaels.
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Canada will fall behind on the global stage without the economic benefits derived from artificial intelligence, says Senator Colin Deacon.
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Plus, Deb Schulte to campaign despite renewed cancer diagnosis and a Green staffer decides to run for the second time.
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'It is always so disheartening to see politicians who talk about the wildfires and talk about the disasters that are happening without acknowledging their own culpability,' says NDP MP Laurel Collins.
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'We must not wait,' says Independent Senator René Cormier of post-COVID support for the arts. 'Competition is there and the world is changing and artists are leaving … there’s a sense of urgency here.'
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'All it is, is recommendations,' says Liberal MP John McKay of the roadmap. '[It’s] dependent upon the good graces of the owner of the data, or the manager of the data.'
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Plus, Conservative Senator Linda Frum is bidding the Red Chamber an early farewell on Aug. 27.
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Plus, Facebook adds more to its news innovation test umbrella and gender parity is restored in the Senate of Canada.
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Both Justice Minister David Lametti's and Diversity Minister Bardish Chagger's offices avoided giving definitive statements of support one way or another when asked about EGALE Canada's recent court challenge.
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While domestic-focused tourism marketing is the play for the short-term, Destination Canada will have to pivot back to its usual international audience, and to do that, Canada could use a rebrand, marketers say.
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Plus, reporter Stephanie Taylor joins the Canadian Press on a full-time basis, and the Senate shares its art virtually.
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Of the four recognized parties in the House, the Liberals are the only ones confirmed to be using these algorithms, with the NDP saying that they don’t use it, and no response from the Conservatives or the Bloc.
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The 50-30 Challenge asks Canadian companies to voluntarily 'commit to achieving gender parity and significant representation of other underrepresented groups,' but there are no baked-in accountability measures.
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Plus, Senator Judith Keating dies, and McKenna's political staffer welcomes a new baby to the family.
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NDP MP Matthew Green says that there’s 'very little' for inmates, and that their experiences often 'compound' mental health problems they may have already had.
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The day before the House Finance Committee met to study the matter, the Finance Department reversed a decision to delay the implementation of a law on tax rules in the sale of family businesses.
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Plus, a former Supreme Court justice dies, while another has a new award named in her honour.
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With a potential election looming on the horizon, party executives are starting to go into overdrive. The people who volunteer to drive the political parties talk about the rhythm behind their work.
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With a focus on lunar exploration, it's an 'exciting time' for the Canadian space sector, but there's room for more government engagement, intervention, and communication to boost the industry, say stakeholders.
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Some misconceptions that continue to circulate include the idea that those with addictions are moral failures, or that opioids should never be prescribed.
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