Alberta

“Nenshi calls Ottawa’s response to Syrian refugee crisis ‘disgraceful'” (The Calgary Herald)

Reid Southwick (The Calgary Herald): Mayor Naheed Nenshi blasted the federal Conservative government Thursday for its handling of the Syrian refugee crisis, which has been symbolized in the media around the world by the image of…


“Tragic story in Alberta government’s first fiscal update: A $6-billion deficit and soaring unemployment” (The Financial Post)

Claudia Cattaneo (The Financial Post) Alberta’s first fiscal update under the new NDP government paints a tragic picture of the once-booming oil province: a deficit of nearly $6-billion, and growing, despite higher income and corporate taxes;…


“Bloc to be shut out in Quebec as NDP momentum continues, say latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong (Global News): The NDP is still projected to form government on Oct. 19 but the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP) show the overall…


“Mrs. Universe calls for First Nations to vote out Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Peter Edwards (The Toronto Star): Days after being crowned Mrs. Universe, Canada’s Ashley Callingbull has called upon First Nations people to vote out Stephen Harper. “I urge all First Nations people in Canada to vote…


“NDP solidifies lead in latest seat projections”

James Armstrong (Global News): The NDP is solidifying its lead over the governing Conservatives according to the latest seat projections showing the party with an 18-seat lead. Harper’s Conservatives have suffered a net loss of five…




“Mood of the electorate worsens as perceptions about the economy deteriorate” (Abacus Data)

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“The Gargoyle: Tories trailing or tied in several swing ridings, says advocacy group’s poll” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Jason Fekete (The Ottawa Citizen): The Conservative party is trailing or tied in around a dozen hotly contested ridings – including several with Tory incumbents – and is in tough to retain Joe Oliver’s Toronto seat, according…


“Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana: poll” (Global News)

Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana Majority of Canadians support decriminalizing marijuana Full article here See also: “Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes” (The Georgia Straight)