Category: Politics

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Quebec offers more for families in economic update, will end year with $1.4B surplus

Quebec’s fall economic update is offering more money for families, a reduction in hospital parking fees and a return to a single rate for the province’s subsidized daycare spots. Finance Minister Eric Girard said today the province should finish the 2019-2020 fiscal year with a $1.4-billion surplus, fuelled by a 2.4 per cent increase in GDP in 2019. His economic statement advances...

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Calgary mayor, former Alberta premier willing to help PM bridge western divide

Bill C−69, designed to change the way the federal government reviews major projects, including oil and gas pipelines, became a key focal point of discontent expressed by Albertans during the federal election campaign.

Oil industry executives have warned the legislation will halt economic growth in Canada, particularly in the West as companies struggle to get bitumen to markets other than the United States.

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Liberals win most seats in Election 2019, but will need opposition help

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau is expected to remain prime minister but the Liberals may need the support of one or more opposition parties to govern. The Liberals are elected or leading in 144 ridings across the country — 26 short of the 170 seats needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons. Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives are leading...

Canadians begin to cast ballots after divisive campaign, and amid tight polls
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Canadians begin to cast ballots after divisive campaign, and amid tight polls

OTTAWA — The campaigning is over and Canadians in some parts of the country have started heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the country’s 43rd general election, which some have described as the nastiest campaign in recent history. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer have spent weeks arguing the...

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Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

OTTAWA — Four days before Canadians go to the polls, the leaders of Canada’s three largest federal parties argued over how the country will be governed if there is no clear winner on election day.    Most polls continue to suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are deadlocked, raising talk about potential minority or coalition governments as support also...

Conservatives stoke fear of NDP-Liberal coalition as Scheer pushes for majority
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Conservatives stoke fear of NDP-Liberal coalition as Scheer pushes for majority

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax−and−spend Liberal−NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives a majority on Oct. 21. The Conservative leader warned Monday that such a coalition would lead to out−of−control spending, “massive” new taxes and “endless deficits” that would drive away investment and throw thousands of Canadians out of work. Scheer played the...