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“Conservatives slip to third as NDP, Liberals enter two-way race: Nanos poll” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: As the marathon federal election campaign passes its halfway mark, it appears that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are losing support while Tom Mulcair’s New Democrats have pulled into the lead. And Justin Trudeau’s Liberals…


“Stephen Harper would quit as PM even if party loses by a seat” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he will cease to be prime minister if his party comes a close second in the Oct. 19 election, signalling he will not resort to any procedural tactics to remain in power. In a wide-ranging…


“Don’t rule out Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau from winning election: Hébert” (The Toronto Star)

Chantal Hébert (The Toronto Star): As the election campaign moves into high gear, neither Stephen Harper, nor Thomas Mulcair or Justin Trudeau is out of the game yet. With six weeks to go to the…


“Loose pool of NDP/Liberal vote-swappers confound election predictions” (Global News

The Canadian Press: Chrystia Freeland says she’s heard it point blank from potential Liberal-NDP vote-switchers as she door-knocks in downtown Toronto. “A lot of people say to me that they will support the party they…


“Conservative candidate Jerry Bance caught in CBC sting urinating in homeowner’s coffee mug” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative candidate Jerry Bance was caught on CBC-TV’s Marketplace in 2012 urinating in a homeowner’s coffee mug and dumping the contents into the sink. Bance, the Conservative candidate for the battleground Toronto riding of Scarborough Rouge Park, has been…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Unions set to launch major anti-Harper offensive” (The Globe and Mail)

Giuseppe Valiante (The Globe and Mail): Canada’s largest unions say if enough of their members vote strategically in key ridings across the country, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives will not get a fourth term in…


“Greg Selinger, Manitoba premier, asks feds to double refugee sponsorship cap” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Christina Lopes (CBC News): Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger added his voice to those of provincial and municipal leaders calling for immediate action from the federal government on the Syrian refugee crisis. “We think we can…


All-leader meeting needed to reach consensus on migrant crisis: Trudeau (CBC News)

Michelle Zilio (CTV News): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is calling on the federal party leaders to put politics aside and hold an unprecedented meeting to reach a Canadians consensus on the Syrian refugee crisis. Trudeau…


“Gilles Duceppe launches attack on NDP, Conservatives in Quebec” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Nicolle Arams (CBC News): Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe is open to supporting a coalition with either the NDP or Liberals, but there’s one party he refuses to consider aligning with, should October’s election result in a…