Québec

“Conservatives defend Montreal candidate who struggles with French” (CBC News)

CBC News The Conservative Party is standing behind a Montreal candidate who struggled to speak in French, saying he has a good handle on the language. On his English-only website, conservative candidate Mohammad Zamir, who is running in LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, describes his French…


“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…


“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…


“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…


“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…


“In the pipelines’ path: Canada’s First Nations lead resistance” (The Montreal Gazette)

Christopher Curtis (Montreal Gazette): “I think when push comes to shove, if the Mohawk nation comes together to fight this thing, you’re going to see a hell of a force in the path of that…


“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…


“Divergent views on Canada’s military role in Middle East hits campaign trail” (The Toronto Sun)

Bruce Cheadle (The Canadian Press): Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair put forward sharply contrasting visions Friday of the role Canada’s military should play in relieving the international humanitarian crisis that has…


“Elizabeth May: Harper’s Response To Syrian Refugee Crisis Weak” (The Huffington Post Canada)

The Canadian Press: Stephen Harper’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria has been weak and rules that are in place make it almost impossible to sponsor a refugee, Green party Leader Elizabeth May says….