Category: Politics

Scheer takes Conservative campaign close to notorious Quebec border crossing
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Scheer takes Conservative campaign close to notorious Quebec border crossing

OTTAWA — The Conservatives aren’t saying whether they’re talking about immigration and the border on the federal campaign trail today, but leader Andrew Scheer is gathering reporters for a field trip starting just a couple of kilometres from the spot in Quebec where thousands of irregular migrants have crossed into Canada. His election tour is...

Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate
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Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate

OTTAWA — The only English−language debate to feature all six federal party leaders devolved Monday into crosstalk and mudslinging as the leaders tried to break the impasse in voting intentions that have persisted through three weeks of campaigning. As the incumbent prime minister, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau inevitably bore the brunt of the attacks, with the...

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Climate protesters shut down bridges in Canadian cities as part of global action

Protesters shut down a handful of bridges across Canada today as part of a global effort to push for more urgent action on climate change. Activists with a group dubbed Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic on bridges in Halifax, Toronto and Edmonton, with similar protests planned for Montreal and Vancouver later in the day. At Edmonton’s Walterdale Bridge, video shows a...

Updates on Canada Federal Election 2019
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Updates on Canada Federal Election 2019

TORONTO — Most of the federal party leaders are hitting the books today, cramming for Monday’s critical English-language leaders debate like high schoolers before an all-important final exam. Judging by the Liberal party’s campaign itinerary, though, Justin Trudeau thinks he’s going to ace it. Instead of debate prep, Trudeau will spend part of the day in a rural community just outside Belleville, Ont., planting trees in a riding that...

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks about success of provincial pilot programs and waiving Canadian citizenship fees
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Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks about success of provincial pilot programs and waiving Canadian citizenship fees

2019 October 3, Toronto: In a privileged one-on-one interview on October 3, 2019, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Hon. Ahmed Hussen, of the Liberal Party, presented priorities should Canadian voters return them to power on October 21. The priorities are: Launching of “Municipal Nominee Program;” Proposal for making Atlantic Immigration Pilot permanent; and Waiving...

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Scheer stuck on dual citizenship while promoting tough-on-crime agenda

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer was out promoting his plan to tackle gang-related violence Friday but found himself on the defensive about his dual citizenship and other tight spots instead of the signature Conservative tough-on-crime agenda. The Conservative leader was in Toronto Friday morning to talk about his crime platform, which would see the Canada Border...

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New Philippine Consul General Arrives in Toronto

17 September 2019 – Consul General Orontes V. Castro assumed his post at the Philippine Consulate General in Toronto on 16 September 2019. He was welcomed at the airport by the officers and staff of the Consulate General. Prior to his appointment as Consul General to Toronto, Consul General Castro was the Deputy Consul General...

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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally...