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“Justin Trudeau would loosen PMO control, reverse trend started by father” (CBC News)

CBC News: Justin Trudeau says he would loosen the tight grip the Prime Minister’s Office has come to have on government, reversing a trend he admits began with his father, the former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. “Well, one of…

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“National think-tank unveils platform to end inequality in Canada” (The Toronto Star)

Laurie Monsebraaten (The Toronto Star): As federal politicians compete for the middle-class vote, a national think-tank has launched an election platform aimed at reducing the gap between Canada’s rich and poor. The four-point strategy to…



“Tories lead on the economy, NDP on health care, cost of living: poll” (Global News)

Anna Mehler Paperny (Global News): According to an Ipsos poll conducted for Global News, the federal Conservatives are considered most competent on big-picture economic management. But the NDP has won voters’ confidence when it comes…


“Election promises call for some magical thinking given economy” (CBC News)

Laura Payton (CBC News): All three leaders may be relying on some wishful thinking to fulfil their platform promises, given the state of the Canadian economy and its likely effect on government finances. The parliamentary budget officer has already…


“John Robson: I can’t vote for the Harper Conservatives. I just can’t” (The National Post)

Editor’s note: John Robson is a right-wing, social conservative who has previously called for Stephen Harper’s resignation, on the basis of the Prime Minister’s “lies” about the Nigel Wright affair. He is no less scathing…