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Politics This Morning: Polls put Liberals, Conservatives neck and neck as campaign wanes; O’Toole in two Atlantic provinces

Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has apologized for his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Plus, former Liberal MP Raj Saini is no longer a Liberal candidate after the party reverses course on reports that he was inappropriate with Liberal staffers.
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.
Opinion|Sheila Copps
All signs are pointing to a Liberal government, with the only question being whether it will be minority or majority.
Let’s hope voters shelve their anger and zealousness and lend some clear direction for the next government as it tries to define Canada for the post-pandemic future.
Opinion
Nobody wants to shut all oil and gas production down now—that would be far too great a shock to the economy—but just under half the population would be willing to stop exploration now.
Opinion|Sean Bruyea
Whatever party governs after election day, Canadians will need to be engaged. The best vehicles to involve Canadians on veterans’ issues are to hold either nationwide public hearings or strike a judicial inquiry.
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Plus, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has apologized for his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Plus, former Liberal MP Raj Saini is no longer a Liberal candidate after the party reverses course on reports that he was inappropriate with Liberal staffers.
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.
Plus, Ontario announces its vaccine passport system, set to come into place on Sept. 22.
Plus, the Bloc Québécois and NDP leaders are both in Montreal today, while Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole stays in Ottawa, marking his eighth day in the capital during the campaign.
Plus, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau are holding a morning presser to give an update on the situation in Afghanistan.
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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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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 is in Ottawa and People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier is in Quebec City to unveil local candidates.
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.
Plus, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has his sights on key orange Ontario ridings and making inroads on old seats in the Windsor area and Hamilton, where the prime minister is also headed.
Plus, after six years as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami’s president, Natan Obed, has been acclaimed to the position for a third term.
Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there will be 'consequences' for federal workers who refuse to get vaccinated.
Plus, in Nova Scotia, the Progressive Conservatives have come from behind in the polls to secure an upset victory in the provincial election.
Plus, the Green Party is cancelling its national convention planned this week as the election campaign kicks off.
Plus, the outcome of Nova Scotia's month-long election campaign on Tuesday could be a lot tighter than initially expected.
Plus, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Liberal MP Terry Beech are set to announce support for long-term care.
Plus, Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra will make an announcement on the federal incentives for zero-emission vehicles program in Markham, Ont.
Plus, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, Labour Minister Filomena Tassi, and Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger will make a funding announcement in support of airport recovery.
Ministers Carolyn Bennett, Marc Miller, Steven Guilbeault, and David Lametti plan a morning presser to announce support to Indigenous communities dealing with impacts of residential schools.
Plus, the border has opened, one way at least, for non-essential travel. Fully vaccinated Americans can travel north and don’t have to quarantine.
Plus, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is with Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos in his riding, Quebec City, to make an announcement.
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