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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...

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...

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...