Politics

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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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., on Saturday. 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 sources tell CBC ...

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Scheer, Singh make confident pitch to voters, Trudeau targets both as polls move to favour Conservatives

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer films the media as they arrive to the campaign plane at the airport in Vancouver on Saturday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is asking for a mandate to govern with increasing confidence as shifting polls favour his party to win the most seats for the first time in this campaign — while Liberal Leader Justin ...

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The NDP platform: ambitious promises, lots of uncertainty

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh answers question from the media during a campaign stop to unveil his platform costing in Ottawa on Friday, October 11, 2019. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press) The claim: “The system is rigged. And the NDP is going to un-rig it to work better for everyday people.” — Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party, unveiled the ...

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