People and Population

“Former Conservative riding official responds to allegations of racism” (iPolitics)

Claire Wählen (iPolitics): The Conservative riding official who was fired Tuesday for inflammatory, racist comments about First Nations and refugees has responded, and she isn’t the least bit remorseful. Sue MacDonell was on the board…

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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…



“Three mistakes we keep repeating when it comes to refugees” (The Globe and Mail)

Doug Saunders (The Globe and Mail): We think of ourselves as a haven for refugees, but Canada has consistently floundered in offering help The refugees had piled up in camps by the hundreds of thousands,…


“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…


“Making inequality an issue in the election campaign” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Tanya is a PhD graduate who can’t get a job. John is a former IT manager who went from a middle-class lifestyle to living on less than $300 a month, once…


“Greg Selinger, Manitoba premier, asks feds to double refugee sponsorship cap” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Christina Lopes (CBC News): Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger added his voice to those of provincial and municipal leaders calling for immediate action from the federal government on the Syrian refugee crisis. “We think we can…


“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…


“Harper says root cause of Syrian boy’s death is ISIS terror” (The National Observer)

Mychaylo Prystupa (The National Observer): Canadian federal leaders pivoted the election Thursday entirely to the death of a three-year-old Syrian toddler, whose lifeless face-down-into-a- beach body was shown in news photos worldwide Wednesday. The incident has…