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“Former Conservative riding official responds to allegations of racism” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): The Conservative riding official who was fired Tuesday for inflammatory, racist comments about First Nations and refugees has responded, and she isn’t the least bit remorseful. Sue MacDonell was on the board…


“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…


“Canada adds 12,000 jobs in August, but unemployment rate rises to 7%” (The Financial Post)

The Canadian Press: The Canadian economy gained 12,000 jobs in August, bolstered by a gain in full-time employment, but more people were looking for work and the unemployment rate ticked higher for the first time…


“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…


“Conservatives tout tax breaks for ‘typical’ families earning $120K a year” (CBC News)

James Cudmore (CBC News): Stephen Harper’s campaign tour stopped today at a Tim Hortons, where the Conservative leader shook hands with supporters before strolling behind the counter and handing out double-doubles. “Just don’t let me…




“Election 2015: One-third of Canadians say they’re ‘falling behind’, embrace Mulcair 2:1 over Harper, Trudeau” (Angus Reid Institute)

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