Liberals to release platform on Wednesday amid tightening polls and looming debate

The Liberals will release their full campaign platform on Wednesday, a day before the first televised summer campaign leadership debate. The move comes at a time when polls suggest the Liberals, who have entered the campaign for a majority, have ceded ground to the Conservatives. CBC Poll follow-up currently has the Conservatives with a narrow lead after more than two […]

More women than ever vying for this election

All major federal parties have filed documents with Elections Canada detailing who will run for them in the next election, shutting the door on any further changes to the list of candidates before Canadians vote on September 20. All major parties will present a near-full list of 338 candidates, with the Liberals and NDP telling CBC News they have filed […]

Ottawa provides update on Afghanistan after US troop withdrawal

The federal government provides an update on developments in Afghanistan and efforts to evacuate citizens as the Taliban declared victory after the US withdrawal on Tuesday morning. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino and Foreign Minister Marc Garneau will answer questions from reporters at 8:30 a.m. ET. Earlier Tuesday morning, the Taliban entered Kabul International Airport, hours after the final US troop […]

Vancouver Liberal candidate toppled dozens of for-profit homes, records show

The Liberal Vancouver constituency candidate Granville has divested more than 20 properties since 2005 for millions of dollars in profits, which has critics pointing to the contradictions between his actions and the Liberal housing platform. According to BC appraisal records, Taleeb Noormohamed has sold 41 properties since 2005 – 21 of them after less than a year of ownership – […]

Alberta deploys 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care, immunocompromised

The Alberta Department of Health will begin offering a third dose of the vaccine to a limited number of Albertans on Wednesday. In a press release on Monday, the province identified seniors in collective care facilities and immunocompromised Albertans as the first group to qualify for the extra doses, which it says will increase levels of immunity and will improve […]

Liberals and Conservatives aim to oppose candidates as campaign reaches third week

Liberals and Conservatives attacked each other’s candidates on Monday, questioning past statements and actions to build an argument for why they should be trusted, not their opponent, to rule after the election day. The Conservatives started the day by questioning the back taxes that Liberal candidate Steven Guilbeault disclosed in a parliamentary ethics dossier. The heritage minister later explained to […]

Bell asks court to block Quebecor’s purchase of 5G spectrum in Western Canada

BCE Inc. is asking the federal government to block Quebecor Inc.’s purchase of 5G spectrum in Western Canada, saying the company did not meet the requirements to bid over the air there. Bell’s legal challenge comes after an auction of a key 5G spectrum by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada this summer. The company said Quebecor’s subsidiary Videotron was […]