More Ottawans voted in early advance polls ahead of this year's municipal election than in previous years, and a University of Ottawa political scientist says he expects overall voter turnout to also be higher. In four advance voting days from Sept. 24 to 27, where eligible voters could drop by any of nine locations across the city, 18,876 Ottawans cast a ballot. That's an increase of more than 3,000 over 2018 and more than 10,000 over 2014, when special advance polls debuted and were open for j
QUEBEC — Control over immigration and Quebec's religious symbols ban could be sources of conflict between Ottawa and the province as Premier François Legault begins his second mandate. Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected Monday with a resounding majority, elected or leading in 89 of the province's 125 ridings as of 11:30 p.m. Martin Papillon, a political science professor at the Université de Montréal, said the balance of power between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Legault may h
MONTREAL — Quebec's major party leaders made one final appeal to voters on the eve of Monday's general election as polls continued to show François Legault's party with a considerable lead over his adversaries. A poll on Sunday presented a picture that was relatively unchanged since the beginning of the election: the Coalition Avenir Québec far in the lead, with four other parties in a pack battling for a distant second. The web survey results released Sunday for Quebecor media properties Journa
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Since the start of the pandemic, retaining a family doctor has proven difficult for many Canadians, with a rising number of professionals leaving the practice. And as Caryn Lieberman explains, the worrying impact of this shortage isn't only on the patient — it's also on the health-care system.
In the sole Outaouais seat change of the night, CBC projects Coalition Avenir Québec's Suzanne Tremblay will defeat Liberal incumbent Maryse Gaudreault in the Hull riding. Gaudreault had been the MNA for the riding since 2007, with the riding voting Liberal for decades. The last time a non-Liberal won the riding was in 1976 when Jocelyne Ouelette with the Parti Québécois won by just two votes. Hull comprises part of the City of Gatineau. It has a population of 79,845, with 55,645 registered vote
Sexual health organizations in Halifax are calling for more testing resources after Nova Scotia public health reported an increase in newly diagnosed HIV cases in the province. In a news release on Monday, public health said they normally see 15 to 20 new cases of HIV per year, but this year they've already recorded 20 to 25 new cases as of the end of August. They said they've observed most new cases to be coming from social circles in the Halifax Regional Municipality, but there are still cases
Windsor hasn't had a municipal election with a voter turnout higher than 40 per cent in more than a decade, and one resident says making voting more accessible could help. "I think voters are having to jump through a lot of hoops and put in a lot of effort just to get their vote in, where it should be made very easy and accessible for them, especially with Windsor's ridiculously low voter turnout," said Ward 10 resident Amna Masoodi. Across Ontario, just 38 per cent of those eligible cast ballot
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to be able to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are some of the largest so far between the longtime treaty allies under newly elected Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. His predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, had been an outspoken critic of U.S. security policies
Ontario Provincial Police say the pilot of what they describe as an "amateur-built aircraft" was found and pronounced dead after failing to return on time in Hastings Highlands, Ont., on Saturday. In a news release, officers from the Bancroft detachment of the OPP said they were called just before 9 p.m. Saturday. They searched the rural area west of Ottawa and found the small aircraft and pilot. According to police, 51-year-old Jason Reynolds from Hastings Highlands was pronounced dead shortly
CHARLOTTETOWN — Residents of Prince Edward Island say they're growing exhausted, anxious and cold as thousands remain without power nine days after post-tropical storm Fiona swept through the region. Kylee Graham, who hasn't had power at her Charlottetown apartment since 1 a.m. on Sept. 24., says life is increasingly difficult as she copes with cooling temperatures and a lack of heat or light. The 26-year-old is also a volunteer with the Charlottetown Mutual Aid, and says she is encountering sen
The Conservative Party of Quebec (PCQ) failed to elect any candidates to the National Assembly Monday but its leader, Éric Duhaime, appeared cheerful and determined as he spoke to supporters in the Quebec City region. The party managed to increase its vote share from 1.4 per cent in 2018 to a projected 13.1 per cent, putting it within two percentage points of the Official Opposition Liberals. "This is a guy smiling here," he said from a hotel in Lac-Delage, Que., a small municipality just outsid
At least 15 prisoners were killed in a prison in the Ecuadorean city of Latacunga on Monday, Ecuador's SNAI prison agency said, and another 21 were injured in the latest incident of deadly jail violence in the Andean country. Authorities are working on identifying the bodies, officials said, while Oswaldo Coronel, governor of the Cotopaxi province, which includes Latacunga, told reporters security had been restored. "At the moment, according to the forensic information from the national police, 15 people have died (and) 21 people have been injured, of which 14 have already been evacuated to hospitals in the city of Latacunga," the governor said.
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Lawyers and civil society groups say they have been overwhelmed by demands for support since President Vladimir Putin announced on Sept. 21 that 300,000 people would be mobilised to boost Russia's flagging war effort. Many more remain in Russia and are hiding from military recruiters, praying they won't be summoned or hoping for exemptions from service. "We are working round the clock," said Sergei Krivenko, who runs a group of around 10 lawyers called Citizen.
Quebec opposition parties are calling for electoral reform after they won more votes in Monday's election than the Liberals but received significantly fewer seats. The Coalition Avenir Québec was re-elected, winning 90 of the 125 seats in the province's legislature, with 41 per cent of the popular vote. The Liberals retained official Opposition status and won 21 ridings with about 14 per cent of the vote. Third-place Québec solidaire, meanwhile, won 11 seats — but the party collected about 43,27
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U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said on Tuesday some Western ministers avoided a so-called family photo of participants at climate talks in Kinshasa because they were uncomfortable with the presence of Russia's representative. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shattered relations with the West, complicating international efforts to cooperate on global crises like climate change. Some European delegates were notably absent from the flag-decked stage.
British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng will vow on Monday to stay the course with his planned tax cuts but promised an "iron-clad" commitment to fiscal discipline after a week of market turmoil in response to his growth package. At the start of the governing Conservative Party's annual conference, Kwarteng and Prime Minister Liz Truss have been forced to defend a plan that failed to spell out the financing for deep tax cuts combined with an expensive package of energy subsidies. That lack of detail roiled the markets, with the pound falling to record lows against the dollar and government borrowing costs soaring.