Economy

“In a marathon election, Tories focused on forging victory in final laps” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Midway through a marathon campaign, the Conservatives are talking like the distance runner who’s plotting and pacing for a late outside-track move into the lead. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper had one of the…


“Justin Trudeau lays out $1.5B youth employment strategy” (CBC News)

CBC News: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is duking it out with the NDP over which federal party would do the most to create jobs for youth. Trudeau released his party’s youth employment strategy during a campaign…


“Tom Mulcair unveils NDP plan to spend billions on transit, bridges” (CBC News)

CBC News: The NDP is promising to spend billions to ease urban gridlock and speed up commuter times. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, campaigning in Edmonton Friday, lamented a “lost decade” for transit investment under Conservative…


“Lynton Crosby explains how conservatives can win” (The Globe and Mail)

Chris Hannay (The Globe and Mail): It was revealed yesterday that the Conservatives have tapped international political strategist Lynton Crosby for campaign advice. Mr. Crosby is credited with helping former Australian prime minister John Howard…



“Conservatives move to revive faltering campaign after controversies” (The Globe and Mail)

Steven Chase and Adam Radwanski (The Globe and Mail): Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are retooling their election campaign after a series of missteps that has driven the Tories to third place in the polls. The changes come…



“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…



“David Suzuki: vote for a better, cleaner Canada” (The National Observer)

David Suzuki (The National Observer): No matter what anyone says during this long federal election campaign, climate change is the biggest threat to Canadians’ health, security and economy. The scientific evidence is incontrovertible, the research…