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NDP MP Brian Masse, left, and Conservative MP Dan Albas, right, say the Liberals haven’t done enough to address internet access and phone bills and were critical of summer funding announcements by Rural Economic Development minister Bernadette Jordan, centre, as a PR stunt to ‘give the facade that Liberals are taking action’ on the file. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade, file

Parties take on phone bills, internet prices in election platforms

The Liberals and NDP have said price caps might be the answer, while Conservative MP Dan Albas said that would ‘knee cap’ investment.
Opinion|By Chen Mingjian
No egg stays intact under an overturned nest. The world must say ‘No’ to unilateral protectionism and trade bullying by the U.S.
News|By Neil Moss
Two senior Syrian-focused Canadian diplomats recently left their posts, and Syrian observers say there has to be a realization that the war is nearly over and the Assad government will maintain its control.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Any extension of drug buying here by Americans beyond what is currently allowed for limited personal use would quickly turn the current drug shortage problem in Canada into an emergency.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Opinion|By John Weston
It’s time our leaders made health and fitness truly a national priority.
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.
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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