Prairies


“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…


“Mulcair is everyone’s target. Here’s how he plans to win.” (Maclean’s)

Paul Wells (Maclean’s): Mulcair is learning that higher hopes bring bigger obstacles. The NDP leader has become his opponents’ target much earlier than Layton ever did. Partly because there is more of the old-time backroom pol…


“Canadians want a new PM, poll suggests” (The Globe and Mail)

Daniel Leblanc (The Globe and Mail): The NDP is still leading the country in popular support, but the party’s high numbers in Quebec overshadow the fact it is losing momentum to the Liberal Party in…


“Bill Nye Calls Alberta Oilsands ‘Depressive'” (The Huffington Post Alberta)

Michelle Butterfield (The Huffington Post Alberta): Bill Nye (yes, The Science Guy) went on an aerial tour of the Alberta oilsands, and has nothing good to say about what he saw. In an interview with…


“Trudeau reaches out to premiers” (The Toronto Star)

Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is trying to put federal-provincial relations on the front-burner of the election campaign. The day after the Star launched its Can We Talk? series to highlight important…


“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…


“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…