Labor Day in the election campaign: party leaders put pressure on politicians, exchange barbs on workers’ support

Federal party leaders celebrated Labor Day Monday by promoting their ideas to support workers and trading barbels over who will protect them best. Speaking at a steel plant in Welland, Ont., Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he was unsure if there had been a time, in light of the COVID-19 crisis, when workers had does more for their country. “Whether […]

Election reform: is Trudeau’s broken promise on a party’s agenda?

This story came from members of the public, like you, who contacted us. Send us your questions and advice on federal elections. We’re listening: [email protected] Little has been said about electoral reform during this federal election campaign, six years after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised to replace the first past the post system. But Canadians from across the country have […]

Trudeau says he is “quite frustrated” by the Raj Saini scandal

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said on Sunday he would reflect on what should have been done differently in the case of former Liberal candidate Raj Saini, who ended his candidacy for re-election after a series of allegations unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments have been made public. Last week. “I’m pretty frustrated with all of this myself,” Trudeau said during […]

Struggling Liberal candidate Raj Saini ends campaign for re-election

Raj Saini, the Liberal candidate for Kitchener Center, is ending his campaign for re-election after a series of allegations of unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments were made public this week. In a statement released on Saturday, Saini again denied all the allegations as being “unequivocally false” but said he would no longer be running to win his seat. “For […]

O’Toole pledges to raise COVID-19 vaccination rates above 90%, urged to clarify gun position

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole today pledged to increase Canada’s vaccination rate beyond 90% within two months as he unveils the party’s strategy to tackle the fourth wave of COVID -19. Much of O’Toole’s plan rests on persuading more Canadians to get vaccinated through a public information campaign that will “appeal to the patriotism of Canadians” and by offering incentives, such […]

Singh renews federal dental plan, says Liberals take Atlantic Canada for granted

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh today reiterated a 2019 party campaign pledge to implement a federal program that would subsidize dental costs for Canadians without insurance. Singh made that promise in the Newfoundland and Labrador riding of St. John’s South – Mount Pearl as the party fights to expand its Atlantic Canada caucus with one seat. “I’ve heard story after story […]