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Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, Michelle Rempel blocks her NDP challenger, and B'nai Brith announces its schedule of local debates in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.
Feature|By Mike Lapointe
Former public service commissioner says preparatory work needed in government before an election 'best led by a deputy minister,' and that governments tend to avoid major appointments once writ is dropped.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Spending in the last quarter climbed to $1.6-million from $1.4-million over the same period a year ago, according to the latest disclosures.
Feature|By Neil Moss
Plus, a possible smaller party debate, and Murray Sinclair is awarded Red Cross' Manitoba Humanitarian of the Year award.
We must ensure that children and youth have equitable access to safe, effective and affordable prescription medications, just as Canadians of all ages expect to enjoy.
Opinion|By Ken Rubin
Parks Canada had put forward a business case to spend more than $1-million to redo and widen the three-kilometre access trail to a private boat tour operator before the public knew some of the redesigned trail features.
Opinion|By John Weston
It’s time our leaders made health and fitness truly a national priority.
Opinion|By Gerry Nicholls
The bottom line is a smart communication strategy goes with the media flow. So if journalists want politics of politics, oblige them.
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News|By Mike Lapointe
The Canadian Press is looking to keep costs to a bare minimum, The Globe and Mail will be 'tactical' in their planning, and The Toronto Star will take a 'flexible' approach to covering the federal party leader tours.
News|By Abbas Rana
The SNC-Lavalin controversy is back making national headlines and this means bad news for Justin Trudeau's Liberals because it pushes them off their campaign messaging, say pollsters.
The NDP’s downsized leader’s tour could be a sign of things to come for future contests.
News|By Abbas Rana
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on the same senior strategists who helped him win a majority government in 2015. But it's a whole new ball game this time after four years in power.
'People are waiting, they’re more and more strategic about their vote as well, so we feel like that last weekend is becoming extremely important,' says Léger’s Christian Bourque.
Maxime Bernier launched his new party one year ago, and a core team of seven staffers are behind the People’s Party’s national campaign.
The federal NDP campaign team is stocked with experienced organizers, including people who backed Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in 2018 and B.C. Premier John Horgan in 2017.
Mexico is the first country to ratify CUSMA showing our commitment to continue this successful trading partnership and, especially, we undertake to bolster the bilateral trade between Mexico and Canada.
News|By Palak Mangat
The Conservatives want to roll back most of the Liberals' signature environmental policies, while the Liberals and NDP have promised more expansive health care coverage.
Opinion|By Sheila Copps
To avoid undue election influence, the RCMP has announced it will not be investigating anything during the writ period. That fact was buried in The Globe story.
Justin Trudeau rides the bus as the Liberals contend with a ‘distance’ between high-flying Trudeau and average joes.
From British Columbia, to the East Coast, here are some of the juiciest races to keep an eye on in this campaign.
Hamish Marshall is in charge as national campaign manager, supported by two deputy campaign managers: Dustin Van Vugt and Marc-André Leclerc.
Opinion|By Andrew Cardozo
When moderate and progressive governments lose touch, they leave vacuums that can be filled by others. It leaves fertile ground for those with solutions that are populist and simple, that blame elites.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Weeks two and three of the campaign are typically spent in ridings that are 'on the cusp' of flipping in the party's favour, or where they need to defend seats, says former Conservative aide Garry Keller.
Opinion|By Greg Lyle
The Conservatives have a lead among voters who believe in the Canadian Dream, but are struggling to get a piece of it. The Conservative Party recently released an ad appealing directly to people who feel that way.
Opinion|By Susan Riley
A brace of new Green members could keep a new government’s feet to the fire on what is, arguably, an issue that transcends all others. For everyone else, there’s the Conservatives.
The Green Party’s Ottawa headquarters now has roughly 80 staffers, up from 39 before the start of the year.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
Maybe Jonathan Franzen will get over it too, eventually, but at the moment he thinks we’re doomed, and all we can do is little things to slow the apocalypse down a bit, and relish the brief time we have left.
Opinion|By Michael Harris
With the PM showing the substance-averse reflex of a guy who wants to campaign on a shoe shine and a smile, Canadians might be about to see the second peek-a-boo election featuring a Trudeau.
Carl Pilotte is the Bloc Québécois’ campaign director, while France Amyot is director of communications and Christian Picard is director of organization.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
By personalizing his attacks on Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer has tried to incite the anger that is the lifeblood of populism. It thrives on resentment and a feeling of being betrayed.

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