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“Conservative riding association fires staffer for social media attacks” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): Social media has been the reason for several candidates resigning already during this federal election campaign but today the Conservative riding association of Bay of Quinte accepted the resignation of a member…


“‘Stephen Harper isn’t perfect’: New Tory message raises eyebrows online” (CBC News)

CBC News: Stephen Harper isn’t perfect, according to a new Conservative ad uploaded to YouTube on Sunday. The 30-second spot features a series of Canadians talking about their concerns regarding the economy. “The NDP? They can’t manage money. And…


“NDP launches social media campaign to win GTA battleground” (The Globe and Mail)

Jane Taber (The Globe and Mail): NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is launching a new campaign to win over the battleground Greater Toronto Area, renewing his party’s pitch for a child-care plan and repeating his vow…


“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…


“Stephen Harper facing countrywide pressure to take immediate action to admit more Syrian refugees” (The National Post)

Sarah Boesveld (The National Post): Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces a rising tide of political pressure to admit more Syrian refugees into the country immediately, with even a prominent critic of the massive 1979 airlift…


“Staff warned group not to publicize John Tory’s support for refugee efforts” (The Globe and Mail)

Joe Friesen (The Globe and Mail): Two months before Toronto Mayor John Tory personally donated money to sponsor a refugee family through a group called Lifeline Syria, his staff warned that the mayor could not…


“Justin Trudeau takes infrastructure pitch to key GTA riding” (CBC News)

CBC News: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau elaborated on his $60-billion election campaign pledge to help municipalities build new infrastructure over the next decade, saying Friday that the public transit portion for projects would amount to $20 billion. The $20…


“Harper says photo of drowned child underscores need for military action” (The Globe and Mail)

Bill Curry And Ian Bailey (The Globe and Mail): Stephen Harper is defending his government’s approach to the growing Syrian refugee crisis, stating that his government is taking in more refugees but is also delivering…


“Chris Alexander defends Canada’s refugee response, blames media” (CBC News)

Jennifer Chevalier (CBC News) Amid what has been called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, the immigration minister says Canada has taken in “approximately 2,500” Syrian refugees to date. “The numbers grow quickly through…