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Canada's unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic election was never going to be easy. The 36-day whirlwind campaign kicked off with many Canadians asking why they were even heading to the polls during a global crisis, but the Liberals pulled off a minority win, after a day of frustrations from long lines, miscommunications and site glitches.
BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany's helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting gender inequality at home. Named “The World’s Most Powerful Woman” by Forbes magazine for the last 10 years in a row, Merkel has been cast as a powerful defender of liberal values in the West. She has easily s
In Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole concession speech after the 2021 election turned in the Liberals favour for a minority government, he focused on Canada's "division" while teasing that he intends to stay on as leader of the party.
LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (Reuters) -Families rushed to retrieve belongings from their homes and escape the advancing lava on Tuesday, as sirens sounded and helicopters flew overhead in air filled with smoke from an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma. The largest flow was advancing towards a banana plantation and water reservoir as it crept closer to the main street of the town of La Laguna, travelling at about 200 metres an hour, authorities said. Lorena, a 42-year-old Laguna resident, raced to salvage furniture and electrical appliances from her parents' home.
Waiting in line for hours late at night at a Vaughan, Ont., polling station was likely not the way Kay Baptiste-Douglas and her husband, Clive, expected to spend their wedding anniversary. And while it was a bit frustrating, they felt they had a duty to wait as long as it took to cast a ballot, she said. "A lot of people would probably fight for these liberties," said Baptiste-Douglas, standing in line at a polling station in King-Vaughan, a riding north of Toronto. The couple was among scores o
For the ninth time in the last 11 federal elections, the Liberal Party of Canada has taken every seat on Prince Edward Island. While Liberal support slipped nationally, the party's share of the vote actually rose a couple of points on the Island. None of the four races was particularly close, leaving the Conservatives, Greens and NDP battling for second place. For the first time since 2011, the Conservatives ended up with a firm hold on that position. The party placed second in all four ridings
The Liberals were the big winner in British Columbia Monday night. Global News reporter Richard Zussman looks at the key Metro Vancouver ridings that flipped to another party.
It's still not clear if the NDP will be able to pull off a breakthrough win in Toronto this election. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, vote counting continued for Parkdale-High Park, Spadina-Fort York and Davenport in the city's downtown west end, with the Liberals and NDP showing close numbers. Davenport was particularly tight, with NDP candidate Alejandra Bravo and Liberal incumbent Julie Dzerowicz trading off leading their riding through the night. In Spadina-Fort York, NDP candidate No
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plaque and a palm tree weren't enough to mark the swagger and star power of Burt Reynolds. That's why a bronze bust, mustachioed of course, and sporting his “Smokey and the Bandit” cowboy hat, were unveiled on Monday, three years after his death. “Anybody else want to touch him?” Loni Anderson, Reynolds' wife from 1988 to 1994, asked the small crowd that gathered around the sculpture after the unveiling at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. “Yes, he's made to be touc
A body found in a U.S. national park in Wyoming was identified as Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old "van life" traveler who went missing during a road trip with her fiance, the FBI said on Tuesday, adding a local coroner had ruled her death a homicide. The confirmation is the latest turn in a story that has gripped Americans since Petito's family reported her missing on Sept. 11 - 10 days after the fiance, Brian Laundrie, returned home from the cross-country trip without her. "Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999," the Denver office of the FBI said in a written statement.
Cryptocurrency prices bounced off 1-1/2 month lows on Tuesday as a heavy selloff overnight linked to concerns about a possible loan default by property developer China Evergrande eased slightly, but investors braced for more volatility. Bitcoin, the biggest and the best known cryptocurrency, traded around $43,000, recovering from a fall to $40,192 earlier in the session. Global markets started the week on a turbulent note after fears that Evergrande's troubles could lead to a fallout for the Chinese and global economies prompted a selloff in riskier assets.
Bloc Québecois Leader Yves-François Blanchet is projected by CBC News to retain his seat in Beloeil–Chambly, though his party may fall just short of its seat total from the 2019 election. The Bloc is currently leading or projected to win in 31 ridings in Quebec, down one from the seats it held when Parliament was dissolved in August. The party is projected to remain in third place in Parliament as the NDP is on track to finish fourth with 27 seats, In an early morning speech at his campaign head
CORNWALL – SDSG remains blue. Conservative candidate Eric Duncan has won in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. Duncan took an early lead in the riding after the polls closed at 9:30 p.m. Both CTV and CBC declared Duncan the winner just after 10:15 p.m. While Duncan is being returned to the House of Commons as MP, he will continue to serve on the opposition benches. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will form another minority government. As of 11:15 p.m. EST, the Liberals are leading or elected in 155
Liberal Heath MacDonald, a former provincial cabinet minister, is the riding's first new MP in almost three decades. "I will cherish these memories for a long time," he said after he was declared the projected winner Monday night. Liberal Wayne Easter, who had represented the riding since 1993, announced in June that he would not reoffer. Easter was at MacDonald's headquarters at the North River Fire Department to congratulate his successor Monday night. MacDonald thanked his other supporters af
EDMONTON — Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms Monday over the number of students not attending because of COVID-19 infections as Edmonton police introduced tough new vaccine requirements on the first day of the province's new proof-of-vaccination program. The Big Valley and Donalda schools, both in central Alberta's Clearview Public School Division, announced that too many students are away from school to continue in-person classes. "The percentage of students away continues to
Saskatchewan residents no longer need a PIN to sign up for an eHealth account. The move was made to make it easier for citizens to access their COVID-19 vaccine information through MySaskHealthRecord. The change came into effect Monday due to high demand from people looking to access their account after the province announced upcoming vaccine requirements for many public spaces. Davin Church, the VP of program and technology for eHealth Saskatchewan, said PIN verification will not be used for th
India's plan to tighten rules on its fast-growing e-commerce market has run into internal government dissent, memos reviewed by Reuters show, with the Ministry of Finance describing some proposals as "excessive" and "without economic rationale". The memos offer a rare glimpse of high-stakes policy-making governing a market already featuring global retail heavyweights from Amazon to Walmart, plus domestic players like Reliance Industries and Tata Group. The sector is forecast by Grant Thornton to be worth $188 billion by 2025.
Approximately 50 supporters of Richard Bragdon let out a big cheer at the Best Western in Woodstock when CTV declared him the winner on Monday night. The Tobique-Mactaquac Conservative Party of Canada incumbent took a strong lead in early polling. He was the first Conservative declared a winner in Atlantic Canada. After midnight, with 175 of 178 polls counted, Bragdon more than doubled the vote count of his nearest competitor, Liberal Cully Robertson. Bragdon tallied more than 16,000 votes, whil
Vancouver lawyer Richard Fowler has been appointed as a special prosecutor to assist the RCMP with their investigation into an alleged assault involving Surrey's mayor. Mayor Doug McCallum says he was verbally assaulted and his foot was 'run over' by a vehicle while out grocery shopping on Sept. 4. In a statement the following day, he said the matter was under police investigation. Police said the incident took place during a "Keep the RCMP in Surrey'' gathering. According to the B.C. Prosection
After losing in her bid to take Winnipeg North from Liberal incumbent Kevin Lamoureux , first-time NDP challenger Melissa Chung-Mowat says she plans to run again.