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Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

Federal leaders argue over affordability plans as campaigns make pitch for votes

OTTAWA — The question of who would make life more affordable for Canadians hit the campaign trail Wednesday with party leaders defending why their spending plans would ease pressures as inflation hit a near two-decade high.
Federal riding profile: Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region

Federal riding profile: Chicoutimi-Le Fjord in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region

The Chicoutimi-Le Fjord riding in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region may be the ultimate swing riding.
Liberals seeking to hold Fredericton riding after high-profile Green defection

Liberals seeking to hold Fredericton riding after high-profile Green defection

FREDERICTON — Jenica Atwin says she takes a deep breath before knocking on doors in Fredericton. Atwin won the riding for the Greens in 2019, becoming one of three MPs for the party — and the only representative east of British Columbia.
Unions reject O'Toole's worker-friendly pitch, campaign to prevent Conservative win

Unions reject O'Toole's worker-friendly pitch, campaign to prevent Conservative win

OTTAWA — Despite Erin O'Toole's attempts to portray himself as an ally of workers, the Conservative leader appears to remain public enemy No. 1 so far as Canada's labour unions are concerned.
Where the federal party leaders are on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

Where the federal party leaders are on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021

The main national party leaders' scheduled public appearances for Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Halifax 10 a.m. — Announcement and media availability. No address provided.
Trudeau pitches Liberals' climate change plan to voters in British Columbia

Trudeau pitches Liberals' climate change plan to voters in British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau urged climate-minded British Columbians to cast a ballot for his party on Sept. 20, saying only the Liberals have a real plan to fight the environmental crisis. During an event in Richmond, B.C.
Incumbent Manitoba CPC candidate Ted Falk apologizes for vaccine misinformation

Incumbent Manitoba CPC candidate Ted Falk apologizes for vaccine misinformation

OTTAWA — Manitoba federal Conservative candidate Ted Falk is apologizing after he was quoted in a local newspaper spreading misinformation about the dangers of COVID-19 vaccines, suggesting they may do more harm than good.
O'Toole makes pitch to working parents with Tories' 'flexible' child-care plan

O'Toole makes pitch to working parents with Tories' 'flexible' child-care plan

RUSSELL, Ont.
Series of tight election races across Canada could be determined by postal votes

Series of tight election races across Canada could be determined by postal votes

OTTAWA — People voting by mail could play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the federal election, figures show.
Jagmeet Singh apologizes to B.C. chiefs after three major party leaders miss AGM

Jagmeet Singh apologizes to B.C. chiefs after three major party leaders miss AGM

TORONTO — Jagmeet Singh has apologized to the head of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations for not heeding a call to address the organization’s annual meeting.