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The two brothers were introduced at a Harper rally as “two great sons of Etobicoke Centre.”
Now, it's all about the ballot question.
Has Harper's 11-week campaign tactic backfired?
The oilpatch is "very afraid of Justin Trudeau," said Brian Jean.
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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is focusing his attacks on Trudeau's economic plans, saying they will cost jobs and mean higher taxes.
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Yes the Syrian refugees that briefly broke our hearts are real people living a nightmare, but let's see even more, let us "think with history". Their situation, as any situation, was borne of consequence. They are a living mass of real life repercussions.
Calgary Heritage's NDP candidate has flipped the script.
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The Conservative leader makes another visit to vote-rich GTA.
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For more than a year, Dan Vandal has been knocking on doors he's knocked on so many times before. The polls are never far from his mind. "I keep an eye on them," he concedes between doors. The former...
Without sounding obvious, it all starts and stops with you. Your behaviour does impact what will happen. How you choose to discuss issues with others does have influence. How you choose to collect information to inform your decision does inspire the end result. And in the end, it does come down to this. Choose to vote and something will happen. Choose not to vote and something different will happen.
During a campaign stop, Harper expressed confidence in the Bank of Canada's overall policies.
With less than a week until Canadians go to the polls next Monday, the Conservatives have twice staged low-tech stunts designed to illustrate how much they say Liberal tax changes will cost voters as Harper attempts to pick apart the Liberal platform.
The appeal of Greater Toronto Area votes largely boils down to a numbers game: there are 25 seats in the city alone — about double that when the surrounding communities are included.
Harper departed from his usual stump speech for a rare bit of political theatre.
To constant "ka-ching, ka-ching" sounds, Harper showed voters how much Liberal taxes would allegedly cost them.
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Trudeau fired back at the Conservative leader.
Aside from the ludicrous notion that anyone other than Canada's Native population is truly "old-stock Canadians," there is a certain divisive, chamber-pot snobbery to the term. It's not a celebration of "lineage," it's a wedge. It has no use other than to separate the speaker from others. Without even having to wonder why it was never used in our house, I know that my parents would have considered it vulgar. We are all "old-stock" Canadians, no matter where we're from, or how recently we've arrived.
It's been a long-held belief by Conservatives that pocketbook perks play to Harper's strengths.
Gail Shea remains popular in a riding that she won by more than 4,000 votes in 2011.
The party is promising a series of budget surpluses, predicting a $1.7 billion surplus in 2016-17 and $1.4 billion the year after.
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When I first started wearing a hijab about four years ago, I remember people asking me, "Aren't you afraid?" But I told them I wasn't going to be intimidated. While I don't wear the niqab, I feel as a hijabi that every word Stephen Harper utters against it is targeted to me personally. Telling women what to wear is a slippery slope, it has always been. I know it's only a matter of time until Harper declares wearing a hijab a "barbaric cultural practice." As Harper uses the niqab debate as a political weapon, and as we say the practice makes us uncomfortable and call it strange, let's not forget Harper's words and our own are hurting real women.
After months of an on-air campaign claiming Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is "just not ready" to be prime minister, another gruelling 78-day election campaign spewing the now tired slogan and, indeed, almost 10 years in office, it's become evident that Harper himself just isn't ready for an increasingly diverse Canadian future. The duplicitous, short-term Conservative strategy of stoking racial tensions for xenophobic votes will have the long-term impact of alienating future electors who clearly hold the cards on which party will dominate federal politics in the coming decades if not sooner.
Time to touch-up on your political knowledge before Thanksgiving dinner.
In light of recent announcements that the current government plans to sell off the CBC buildings across this land -- the very art of cultural commentary might not be long for this nation. As Harper slowly dismantles every political and cultural institution intrinsic to the Canadian way of life I wonder -- will the future Joni Mitchells, Leonard Cohens and Neil Youngs be left to fend for themselves?
Hundreds of academics across Canada are condemning the campaign tactics of the Conservative Party.
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The brewery is located in the Vancouver-East riding, which has been represented by NDP MP Libby Davis since 1997.
Karen Selick recently wrote the most honest column we will see in this election campaign -- Ms. Selick would permit "niqab-wearers" the benefit of Canadian citizenship, so long as they continued to play by her rules. If they did not, she suggests Canadians ought to deny them service at restaurants, refuse them as renters and as employees. What Ms. Selick fails to understand is she is affirming that her own membership is conditional.
The protesters sign read "Climate Justice".
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It's more evidence of Stephen Harper's lack of transparency, the Liberal leader said.
With Canada's federal election less than two weeks away, I felt it important to address a highly topical matter: the Conservatives' close relations with the controversial Jewish Defense League. In 2001, after it had engaged in a series of bombings, an assassination, and several other violent incidents, the JDL was labeled a "violent extremist Jewish organization" and a "right-wing terrorist group" by the FBI.
The Conservative government ordered a review of some Syrian refugee cases this summer as a result of intelligence reports suggesting refugees could pose a threat.
Concerns surfaced earlier in the day about the involvement of the Prime Minister's Office in Syrian refugee cases after it was revealed that the bureaucratic arm of the PMO ordered a security review in June.