• What happens if we end up with a minority government?
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    What happens if we end up with a minority government?

    Do you believe we should have more rules for minority governments? How do minority governments operate? Are there any rules surrounding how minority governments operate?

  • No selfies, videos or partisan activity: 7 things to avoid at the polls on election day
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    No selfies, videos or partisan activity: 7 things to avoid at the polls on election day

    Yahoo Canada spoke to Elections Canada about some of the common mistakes voters make and what happens if you accidentally mark your ballot wrong.

  • Scheer won't say if Conservatives hired consultant to 'destroy' People's party
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    Scheer won't say if Conservatives hired consultant to 'destroy' People's party

    TORONTO — With election day less than 48 hours away, Andrew Scheer suddenly found himself in the hot seat Saturday as reports linked the Conservative party to a co-ordinated effort to smear former caucus colleague Maxime Bernier and his nascent populist People's Party of Canada.The Globe and Mail

  • Catch up with the N.W.T.'s federal candidates before election day
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    Catch up with the N.W.T.'s federal candidates before election day

    Five contenders are vying for the Northwest Territories' seat in Parliament on election day. Liberal incumbent Michael McLeod faces Conservative challenger Yanik D'Aigle, NDP candidate Mary Beckett, Paul Falvo of the Green Party, and Luke Quinlan of the People's Party of Canada.Over the campaign

  • 'Nonsense:' Experts weigh in on Scheer's claims about who can form government
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    'Nonsense:' Experts weigh in on Scheer's claims about who can form government

    OTTAWA — Experts on Canada's parliamentary system say Andrew Scheer should know better than to erroneously contend that whoever wins the most seats on Monday gets to form the government.The Conservative leader was, after all, Speaker of the House of Commons for almost five years and, as such, should

  • Facts and numbers about the  federal riding of Milton
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    Facts and numbers about the federal riding of Milton

    MILTON, Ont. — MiltonConservative Party deputy leader Lisa Raitt will face Liberal star candidate Adam van Koeverden for the right to represent this growing riding west of Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made a number of appearances in the community alongside van Koeverden, a former Olympic

  • Conservatives, Liberals in tight race in crucial Milton riding
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    Conservatives, Liberals in tight race in crucial Milton riding

    MILTON, Ont. — Lisa Raitt is bracing for a late night on Monday, knowing the race in her southwestern Ontario riding of Milton is likely to be a nail-biter.With the federal election just days away, the veteran Conservative politician and deputy party leader — whose riding sits in an area considered a

  • 'A failing grade:' First Nations say Scheer absent in his Saskatchewan riding
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    'A failing grade:' First Nations say Scheer absent in his Saskatchewan riding

    REGINA — First Nations chiefs in Andrew Scheer's home riding say they haven't seen much of him in advance of Monday's federal vote, and feel like they're not a priority for the Conservative leader.Scheer has represented Regina-Qu'Appelle since 2004. It's a sprawling urban-rural

  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment
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    AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

    WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican

  • Message from the doorstep: What Albertans are telling the candidates
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    Message from the doorstep: What Albertans are telling the candidates

    It's not just about convincing someone to vote for you.For some candidates in Calgary, they can't finish introducing themselves before being told in not so many words that the resident is not interested in engaging.It's the ground game, voter engagement, face-to-face meetings that can sometimes

  • Bloc election strategy struck chord with appeal to Quebec pride, not sovereignty
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    Bloc election strategy struck chord with appeal to Quebec pride, not sovereignty

    MONTREAL — Elyse Bodnar, a long-time Liberal voter, says she thinks Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet is just "terrific."Bodnar, who was in the audience when Blanchet visited her Montreal seniors' residence this week, said she discovered the Bloc leader during the first French-language

  • Is your neighbour in a different federal riding? This is why
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    Is your neighbour in a different federal riding? This is why

    At an intersection along Whitepine Road in Riverview, drivers are besieged by election campaign signs, far more than your average high-traffic corner. That's because the road marks the border between two federal ridings — Moncton-Rivervew-Dieppe to the north, Fundy Royal to the south. The boundary

  • Nunavut and health: A federal election explainer
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    Nunavut and health: A federal election explainer

    Health care is mainly a territorial responsibility, but nearly all the funding for health care programming in Nunavut comes from the federal government. The federal government can also set health care priorities, like it did when it formed a task force with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) — the organization

  • Young Canadians are getting out the vote — even if they can't cast a ballot themselves
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    Young Canadians are getting out the vote — even if they can't cast a ballot themselves

    Dania Qasem has been spending upwards of 40 hours a week working on the re-election campaign of Chandra Arya, the federal Liberal candidate in Nepean, Ont. But on Oct. 21, Qasem will not be voting. That's because she's only 16 years old. Qasem is not alone. Across the country, local campaigns

  • Parties get out the vote in the swing riding of Kanata–Carleton
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    Parties get out the vote in the swing riding of Kanata–Carleton

    The team for Kanata–Carleton Conservative candidate Justina McCaffrey knows that local voters have swung between Liberals and Conservatives in the recent past.That's why they're working hard to get the vote out on election day — while volunteers for Karen McCrimmon, McCaffrey's Liberal opponent

  • On the edge: tight riding races put some top Liberal cabinet ministers at risk
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    On the edge: tight riding races put some top Liberal cabinet ministers at risk

    Some of the most closely watched races on election night will be in ridings where high-profile cabinet ministers are on the ballot — and at risk of losing their seats.This unpredictable campaign has put several Liberal ministers in tight races, fighting for their political careers.One of those battles

  • Need to catch up before election day? Here are some highlights from the past 6 weeks
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    Need to catch up before election day? Here are some highlights from the past 6 weeks

    Everyone always says, a lot can happen in an election campaign. This one has been no exception. Probably few, if any, voters ever would have imagined they'd be talking about whether Justin Trudeau is a racist or whether Andrew Scheer is American. But a lot can happen in just under six weeks. If you

  • Kinsella consulting firm worked to 'seek and destroy' Bernier's PPC party, documents say
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    Kinsella consulting firm worked to 'seek and destroy' Bernier's PPC party, documents say

    Warren Kinsella's Daisy Group consulting firm was behind a social media campaign to put the People's Party of Canada (PPC) on the defensive and keep leader Maxime Bernier out of the federal leaders' debates, according to documents provided to CBC News.The documents outline the work done by

  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won't say if he would trigger snap election
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    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won't say if he would trigger snap election

    VICTORIA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been unequivocal in saying he would not help the Conservatives to form a government in the event that no party wins a majority, but he won't say if that means he'd be willing to trigger a snap election.Opinion polls suggest many progressive voters remain

  • Canada's political parties pledge support for RCMP members with PTSD
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    Canada's political parties pledge support for RCMP members with PTSD

    RCMP Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound was hoping to make post-traumatic stress disorder among Mounties an election issue.Now, the five major national parties have reacted to her call for change after she revealed her personal struggle with PTSD — and an RCMP support system she describes as "broken"

  • Scheer seeks guarantee SNC-related documents will be saved by bureaucrats
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    Scheer seeks guarantee SNC-related documents will be saved by bureaucrats

    DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has written to the government's top bureaucrat to ask him to keep a list of any requests he gets to delete records — suggesting that a defeated Liberal government might illegally try to destroy documents related to the SNC-Lavalin affair.Scheer

  • Leaders trade accusations of desperation tactics as campaign heads down to wire
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    Leaders trade accusations of desperation tactics as campaign heads down to wire

    OTTAWA — The three main party leaders accused one another of desperation tactics Friday as they sprinted towards the finish line in an election campaign that has yet to produce a clear front-runner.With just three days to go until Monday's vote, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet

  • B.C. wants regions to win economically from marijuana edibles: solicitor general
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    B.C. wants regions to win economically from marijuana edibles: solicitor general

    VANCOUVER — British Columbia's solicitor general says the province wants to see as much small-scale production as possible for marijuana edibles to allow for regional economic development."I don't want it to be dominated by one or two large-scale variety of producers," Farnworth said

  • Trudeau invokes memory of his father to inspire rally on his 100th birthday
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    Trudeau invokes memory of his father to inspire rally on his 100th birthday

    VAUGHAN, Ont. — Justin Trudeau chose to share a memory of his father, on what would have been his 100th birthday, to motivate a crowd hoping the Liberals can pull off another victory."My father always used to tell me that when you are paddling across a big lake, and the clouds get darker and the

  • Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta
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    Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

    EDMONTON — Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg marched into the middle of Canada's oilpatch Friday to urge people to stop fighting each other, focus on the science and take action."We cannot allow this crisis to continue to be a partisan, political question," Thunberg said in a speech