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Politics This Morning: Green’s Annamie Paul steps down after disappointing campaign, months of party infighting

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Plus, former Liberal innovation minister Navdeep Bains has been hired by CIBC as vice-chair, global investment banking, and will officially join the bank on Oct. 4.
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The Liberals were on track to win 159 seats, the Conservatives 119, the Bloc Québécois 33, the NDP 25, and the Green Party two, as ballots from the Sept. 20 federal election were still being counted last week.
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Plus, speculation around Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s future as head of the party continues to make headlines, with former Ontario premier Mike Harris arguing that Mr. O'Toole is still the best fit for the job.
Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta became a campaign topic in the 2021 federal election, but he managed to survive a meeting with an unhappy caucus yesterday.
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Strategists and pollsters say they expected the focus to shift to the issue of a leader’s character at this point in the campaign calendar.
Plus, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet will hold a media availability in Gaspésie—Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., alongside Bloc candidate Guy Bernatchez.
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Prime Minister and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau won his seat in Papineau, Que., with just under 32 per cent of a margin, a riding that he’s held since he first ran for politics in 2008.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced his party's plan to provide new funding for public transit, including help for municipalities to electrify their bus fleets by 2030.
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'You can be mad at the federal government without losing trust in the institutions that form the democracy,' says Environics Institute’s Andrew Parkin.
Plus, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole will hold a morning campaign event in Montreal followed by a meeting with supporters in North Vancouver in the evening.
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The Canadian Anti-Hate Network’s Evan Balgord says this campaign’s protests have diverted from those in the past and seem driven by misinformation, 'very raw hatred,' and vitriol.
Political strategists say Canadians are frustrated after almost two years of dealing with the pandemic, and that calling an election without a 'clear narrative' can damage the incumbent's advantage.
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Plus, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau acknowledged Sunday that nobody anticipated the speed with which the Taliban would take control of Afghanistan, and accepted criticism of Canada's evacuation efforts.
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The National Police Federation is also looking for the next federal government to increase recruitment efforts to bring new officers into the force following a year that saw numbers drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Plus, former NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau is scheduled to make an announcement on her political career in Yamachiche, Que., at 1 p.m.
Plus, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will start the day in Brantford, followed by a stop at the Hamilton Convention Centre alongside supporters later in the evening.
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Former deputy clerk of the Privy Council Christyne Tremblay will remain in the PCO as a senior official.
Plus, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, alongside B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix and parliamentary secretary to the Fisheries Minister Terry Beech, are set to announce support for long-term care.
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Testing will also include checking whether any new payroll software will work effectively in both official languages.
Plus, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Labour Minister Filomena Tassi, and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger will make a funding announcement in support of airport recovery.
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Canada opened its border to fully vaccinated U.S. visitors on Aug. 9 as planned, just days after the government reached a tentative agreement with CBSA workers following a day of strike action.
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Three heavy-hitters in Canada's political world spoke about what they expect the election campaign to look like once the writ is dropped.
Plus, Liberal MP Jenica Atwin will join Fredericton Mayor Kate Rogers for an announcement about COVID-19 response infrastructure in Fredericton.
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The details gathered in a recent report will inform ACFN’s negotiations with the federal government, including calls for an official apology and reparations, and laying the groundwork for reconciliation in the future.
Plus, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra will make an announcement in support of airport recovery at the Vancouver International Airport.
Plus, more than 8,500 unionized staff with the Canada Border Services Agency have given their union a strike mandate, which throws the government’s plans for a smooth reopening of the border this summer into question.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will begin a week-long tour of Indigenous communities, traveling first to Neskantaga First Nation in Northern Ontario with NDP MP Charlie Angus.
Plus, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller will be joined by Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen for an announcement on funding for shelters in Nunavut.
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According to a July 16 Angus Reid poll, would-be voters put the parties most likely to end up forming government—the Liberals or the Conservatives—in a statistical tie.
Plus, only 26 per cent of Canadians support a federal election in the fall, according to a Nanos poll.
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Some 58 per cent of Canadians reported that they expected a 'broad societal transformation once the pandemic ends', according to a recent Ekos Research Associates survey.
Plus, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan will attend a public transit infrastructure event in Halifax and will be joined by Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage.
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