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“This campaign is being taken over by events out of Harper’s control” (The Globe and Mail)

Bruce Anderson (The Globe and Mail): The plight of Syrian refugees has become a high-profile subject in Canada’s federal election in the last 24 hours, as well it should. Few Canadians will be unmoved by…

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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…


“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…


“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…



“Election 2015: The Politics of a Soft Economy” (Abacus Data)

Bruce Anderson & David Coletto (Abacus Data): Only 35% believe the country is heading in the right direction, while 33% say it is on the wrong track. These are the weakest indicators we have seen…