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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...

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...

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...

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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...