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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...

Trudeau, Singh jockey for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec
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Trudeau, Singh jockey for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

OTTAWA — As Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and New Democrat opponent Jagmeet Singh fought Tuesday for the hearts and minds of “progressive” voters, hope sprung eternal for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer — who predicted he’d win a majority government. Scheer’s optimism contrasted with several polls that suggested his party was deadlocked with the Liberals in the...

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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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...

Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage
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Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Thursday to put a pin in the question of whether his party would reopen debates on abortion or same−sex marriage, blaming the Liberals for trying to aggravate ancient divisions to distract from their own failures. Scheer has long been on the record as opposing both abortion and same−sex marriage personally, and disavowed neither of those...

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Scheer flips pancakes, appeals for votes on Calgary Stampede circuit

CALGARY — Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made the rounds on the Calgary Stampede circuit on Saturday, with the aim of strengthening voter support in the traditional party stronghold ahead of this fall’s election. Andrew Scheer spent his day glad−handing and flipping pancakes in the only two Calgary ridings the Conservatives lost in the 2015 election. They...

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Scheer calls for more inspections on Chinese imports, possible tariffs

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and to consider slapping tariffs on imports from the Asian country. In a letter Friday, Scheer pressed Trudeau to take a harder line with Canada’s second−biggest trading partner at a time when the countries are locked in a diplomatic...