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Shore up charities to accomplish platform goals: advocacy group to political parties

Shore up charities to accomplish platform goals: advocacy group to political parties

OTTAWA — Canadian charities, which are carrying a heavy load during the pandemic and meeting ever-rising calls for help despite dwindling donations, say they are feeling ignored by federal election campaigns.
Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

Leaders make get-out-the-vote plea for Monday as campaign hits final days

OTTAWA — Federal party leaders on Friday made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic was needed at all.
Tory Leader Erin O'Toole suggests a vote for People's Party is a vote for Liberals

Tory Leader Erin O'Toole suggests a vote for People's Party is a vote for Liberals

LONDON, Ont. — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says Justin Trudeau wants Canadians who are angry with the government to vote for "smaller parties." O'Toole made the comment today at a campaign stop in London, Ont.
Liberals ask candidate to 'pause' campaign after dropped sex assault charge revealed

Liberals ask candidate to 'pause' campaign after dropped sex assault charge revealed

WINDSOR, Ont. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a Toronto-area candidate has been asked to pause his campaign after the party learned he previously faced a dropped sexual assault charge.
Shore up charities to accomplish platform goals: advocacy group to political parties

Shore up charities to accomplish platform goals: advocacy group to political parties

OTTAWA — While campaigns have been focused on growing the economy and supporting families and businesses this election, an advocate group says charities and non-profits have been all but forgotten.
Jagmeet Singh defends NDP climate plan, criticizes Liberal policy

Jagmeet Singh defends NDP climate plan, criticizes Liberal policy

SHERBROOKE, Que. — Jagmeet Singh defended his party’s environmental plan on Friday, as the New Democrats' campaign moved across Canada in a final push to get voters to the polls.
Election signs show importance of traditional campaigning in online age: experts

Election signs show importance of traditional campaigning in online age: experts

OTTAWA — Political parties put up election signs on streets to keep up with each other and to build momentum — even though one expert says there is little data to prove this tactic has any impact on the parties’ winning chances.
Lots of planning, data go into planning where leaders visit during a campaign

Lots of planning, data go into planning where leaders visit during a campaign

OTTAWA — In this election, Hamilton, Ont., has turned into the city of love.
'A classic suburban riding': Regina-Wascana riding a Canadian microcosm

'A classic suburban riding': Regina-Wascana riding a Canadian microcosm

You may think you've never been to Regina-Wascana. But in a way, you probably have. "It's a classic suburban riding," said Jim Farney, a University of Regina political scientist who lives in the area.
Where the federal party leaders are on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

Where the federal party leaders are on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

The main national party leaders' scheduled public appearances for Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Windsor, Ont. 9 a.m. — Announcement and media availability. No address provided.