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What does 'dropping the writ' mean?

CBC's Tom Parry looks at the history and origins of the political expression

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Election campaign will cost taxpayers, despite what PM says

Taxpayers will pay far more for this election…

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The length and cost of the federal election campaign

Stephen Harper's decision to call election is…

  • Sheridan College student designers Kristoffer Pascual, right, and Ryan Veiera pose for a portrait with their specially designed hockey puck for the blind on July 30, 2015 in Oakville, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
    Ontario college students aiming to make puck for blind hockey players The Canadian Press

    A pair of Ontario college students is facing a tough crowd as they try to design an audible hockey puck that can be used by visually impaired players. The Sheridan College classmates, however, say those … More »Ontario college students aiming to make puck for blind hockey players

    Sheridan College student designers Kristoffer Pascual, right, and Ryan Veiera pose for a portrait with their specially designed hockey puck for the blind on July 30, 2015 in Oakville, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

    A pair of Ontario college students is facing a tough crowd as they try to design an audible hockey puck that can be used by visually impaired players. The Sheridan College classmates, however, say those very issues prompted them to redesign their puck three times in the last five months. The audible hockey puck was among …

  • Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city
    Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city CBC

    Albertans have been celebrating Heritage Day on the first Monday in August since 1974. - See what's opened and closed on Heritage Day here. ​Although it is not a statutory holiday, many Albertans use … More »Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city

    Heritage Day in Calgary: What to do in the city

    Albertans have been celebrating Heritage Day on the first Monday in August since 1974. - See what's opened and closed on Heritage Day here. ​Although it is not a statutory holiday, many Albertans use this day as an optional holiday to celebrate the province's heritage.

  • Wynne flexes Ontario's electoral muscle, calls for defeat of Harper government The Canadian Press

    Kathleen Wynne wasted no time Sunday flexing Ontario's electoral muscle, wading into the federal election on Day 1 of the marathon campaign to call for the defeat of Stephen Harper's Conservative government. … More »Wynne flexes Ontario's electoral muscle, calls for defeat of Harper government

    Kathleen Wynne wasted no time Sunday flexing Ontario's electoral muscle, wading into the federal election on Day 1 of the marathon campaign to call for the defeat of Stephen Harper's Conservative government. The Liberal premier of Ontario — home to more than one third of the 338 seats up for grabs on Oct. 19 — said Canada …

  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Governor General David Johnston, along with his wife Laureen, to dissolve parliament and trigger an election campaign at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, August 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
    Leaders off and running as Harper triggers depths-of-summer election campaign The Canadian Press

    Canada's political leaders fired their opening salvos Sunday as Stephen Harper pulled the trigger on a marathon election battle that's expected to rank among the longest, costliest and most caustic in … More »Leaders off and running as Harper triggers depths-of-summer election campaign

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Governor General David Johnston, along with his wife Laureen, to dissolve parliament and trigger an election campaign at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, August 2, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

    Canada's political leaders fired their opening salvos Sunday as Stephen Harper pulled the trigger on a marathon election battle that's expected to rank among the longest, costliest and most caustic in the history of Confederation. As holiday-weekend tourists swarmed Parliament Hill and blinding summer sunshine bathed Rideau …

  • Bobcat caught snoozing in Calgary backyard CBC

    It was a beautiful day again in Calgary, and it seems it's not just residents who were taking a moment to relax in the backyard. More »Bobcat caught snoozing in Calgary backyard

    It was a beautiful day again in Calgary, and it seems it's not just residents who were taking a moment to relax in the backyard.

  • According to RCMP, it appears that a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 28 crossed the centre line, forcing a pick-up truck that was travelling the other direction to swerve to the side of the road. "Inattention (on the part of) the driver that crossed the centre line is being investigated," RCMP Sgt. Steve Vince …

  • NHL pros thrill young hockey players in Watson Lake, Yukon

    About 100 kids from communities around the northwest were in Watson Lake over the weekend to learn about hockey from the professionals. Mike Smith, Arizona Coyotes goalie, Olympic gold medallist and starting goalie for Canada's gold medal performance at this year's World Hockey Championships, led the group of current and …

  • Toronto area under severe thunderstorm warning

    Nearly 50,000 customers were without power across southern Ontario after an intense storm battered the province on Sunday, bringing heavy winds, rain, hail and possible funnel clouds. The outages were spread over an area from Lake Huron to Toronto. Toronto Hydro was also reporting multiple outages across the city including …

  • Windsor Civic Holiday 2015: What's open, what's closed

    What's open and what is closed in Windsor this holiday Monday? The City of Windsor's offices will not be open on Monday. Adventure Bay will be open for its regular hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre will also operate during its regular hours.

  • There wasn't anything that was going to stand in the way of Alissa St Laurent — not even 125 kilometres of unforgiving mountain trails and fast-moving rivers. This weekend, the Edmonton runner was the first to cross the finish line in the Canadian Death Race, becoming the only woman to beat the entire field in the race's …

  • A young Yukon athlete is returning home from the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles with two medals in his division. Darby McIntyre picked up gold in the 5,000 metre on Friday and bronze in the 1,500 metre on Saturday. McIntyre says he had to push hard from the back up the pack in the 1,500, but it was …

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park hits capacity, traffic rerouted

    Sandbanks Provincial Park — a hot spot for vacationers — has closed its gates to the public after reaching capacity, officials say.On Sunday afternoon, police officers on the scene were working to divert traffic from the area south of Belleville, Ont. CBC News has received reports of vehicles lined up for up to 10 kil …

  • St-Laurent Blvd. post-bar fight leaves 4 injured

    Four men are in hospital, with three fighting for their lives, following an altercation at the corner of St-Laurent Boulevard and Des Pins Avenue early Sunday morning. Manuel Couture of Montreal police, two officers found injured men on the sidewalk while out patrolling the busy nightlife area at closing time. Montreal …

  • Gail Shea says she's ready for federal election

    Gail Shea, Prince Edward Island's incumbent Conservative candidate, says she's prepared for an election.

  • Vaudreuil's FC Trois-Lacs soccer coach beaten up by opponents

    A soccer coach who was attacked and robbed by members of the opposing team after a heated match says the incident has made him question whether he's safe on the field. Luis Arias said the incident happened on Thursday evening following a his Vaudreuil team's 2-1 victory over a Dollard-des-Omeaux team. Arias, the coach …

 
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