Issues

“Only 36 per cent of Canadians want to accept more refugees” (iPolitics)

Deane McRobie (iPolitics): Just 36 per cent of Canadians think the federal government should allow more refugees from Syria, according to polling by EKOS Research. “There is a very large number of Canadians that are…


“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…



“The EKOS poll: Could the refugee crisis be good for Harper?” (iPolitics)

Frank Graves (iPolitics): The past week in the campaign has seen a flood of emotional reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis, running the gamut from concern to horror. The searing image of a drowned three-year-old…


“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…



“$350 million for refugees and immigration returned to government, unspent” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Lee Berthiaume (Ottawa Citizen): Canada’s immigration department returned more than $350 million to the federal treasury in unspent funds over a three-year period, a sum that included millions for processing refugee applications and helping asylum-seekers settle into…



“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…


“Joy Davies Resigns As Liberal Candidate In B.C. After Pot Comments” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Althia Raj (The Huffington Post Canada): Joy Davies has stepped down as the Liberal candidate in the B.C. riding of South Surrey–White Rock after telling The Huffington Post Canada it is safe for pregnant women…