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Singh says strategic voting makes people settle for less, counters Liberal push

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, right, and his wife Gurkiran Kaur, left, cast their ballets at an advanced polling station in his Burnaby South riding during a campaign stop in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he doesn’t believe in strategic voting, because it makes people settle for less. Singh is ...

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Reconciliation, Indigenous engagement in question ahead of election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde participate in the signing of the Assembly of First Nations-Canada Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Priorities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in June 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press) Weeks after Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, he met with three local Indigenous leaders at Vancouver’s city hall and ...

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'Troubling to us all': Singh, Scheer show support for Trudeau following security threat

High-profile security surrounds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he arrives at a rally in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday. The rally was delayed for 90 minutes due to a security issue. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) The federal Conservative and NDP leaders put partisan politics aside to show support for Justin Trudeau after a security threat forced the Liberal leader to wear ...

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Where the party leaders are on Day 33 of the federal election campaign

Top row, from left: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Bottom, from left: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier. (CBC News) Here’s what you need to know about where the leaders of Canada’s political parties are on Day 33 of the election campaign. You can ...

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Stage set for a pivotal final week of the campaign

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May are seen in this composite photo. (CBC) With one week to go, will it be a battle royale?  Vassy Kapelos, host of Power & Politics What an election it’s been ...

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Olympian van Koeverden seeks political gold in Lisa Raitt's Ontario riding

Liberal candidate and Olympic gold medalist Adam van Koeverden campaigns at the Milton GO Transit station. (Mark Gollom/CBC) It’s cold and just after dawn at the Milton, Ont. Go Train station platform, where a man dressed casually in jeans and a denim jacket introduces himself to the commuters rushing toward the awaiting train. “Hi. My name is Adam. I’m running to be your next MP,” he says. ...

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People are anxious — and this election campaign isn't helping

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer take part in the the federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Que. on Thursday, October 10, 2019. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press) What is this election about? Perhaps, as some say, every election is about anxiety. The body politic has concerns and fears and it seeks out reassurance, security, stability or hope. ...

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Is Canada racist? Jagmeet Singh says 'no question' – then pulls his punches

There are defining moments we’ll all remember during this election. Many of these moments have come from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press) NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has had his share of viral moments on the campaign trail during the past four weeks. His one-two punch of hoping — “tongue in cheek” — that U.S. President Donald would ...

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Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

High profile security surrounds Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as he arrives at a rally in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. The rally was delayed for 90 minutes due to a security issue. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage amid heavy security at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal ...

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