Québec


“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…


“Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to discuss Syrian family case” (680 News)

The Canadian Press: Federal Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Thursday he is meeting with officials to discuss the case of a Syrian family who drowned while trying to get to Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his…


“NDP tied with Liberals for lead in Montreal as Tories and Bloc lag behind, new poll says” (The National Post)

Philip Authier (Postmedia News): The New Democratic Party is hanging on to its 2011 vote share on the island of Montreal but is in a virtual tie with the Liberals, who have gained since the…


“Harper, Trudeau and Mulcair spar on deficits following recession report” (CBC News)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper explains his deficit criteria – 5:12 (Source: CBC News) CBC News: The issue of deficits again took centre stage on the campaign trail in the wake of Statistics Canada’s confirmation that the country fell…


“Harper, Mulcair share deficit views in broader clash following StatsCan report” (CTV News)

The Canadian Press: Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair found themselves in unfamiliar economic territory Wednesday — sharing the same page on when they think it is acceptable to plunge the country into a deficit. The…


“Justin Trudeau weighs in on Paul Martin’s decision to slash provincial transfers” (Maclean’s)

The Canadian Press: Justin Trudeau says former Liberal prime minister Paul Martin made the right decision when he moved to slash transfers to the provinces to balance the books, but says he will not be…


“Harper deflects StatsCan recession report as NDP and Liberals pounce” (National Newswatch)

The Canadian Press: Fresh data showing that Canada’s economy now meets the definition of a recession sent immediate ripples across the federal election campaign trail this morning. Statistics Canada reported that the economy contracted at…


“NDP wave in Quebec still surging” (CBC News)

Michelle Gagnon (CBC News): One month into the campaign and more than one to go, it’s clear Quebec’s Orange Wave was no fluke. No, the NDP’s 2011 sweep of the province was what Quebecers wanted….


“Race narrows as NDP support dips” (Abacus Data)

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto (Abacus Data): Our latest national voting intention numbers reveal a tightening race as the NDP has lost a little ground. If the election were tomorrow, 31% say they would vote…