Justin Trudeau

“Canadians want a new PM, poll suggests” (The Globe and Mail)

Daniel Leblanc (The Globe and Mail): The NDP is still leading the country in popular support, but the party’s high numbers in Quebec overshadow the fact it is losing momentum to the Liberal Party in…


“Three-Way Tie as Voters Try and Sort Out Who Can Solve the Economy” (Ekos Politics)

Ekos Politics: There have been some movements in an electorate that is becoming reluctantly engaged in a now month-old campaign that they are loosely acknowledging. If there was a sense that the Duffy scandal was…


“Divergent views on Canada’s military role in Middle East hits campaign trail” (The Toronto Sun)

Bruce Cheadle (The Canadian Press): Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair put forward sharply contrasting visions Friday of the role Canada’s military should play in relieving the international humanitarian crisis that has…


“Parties clash over meaning of August jobs numbers for economic future” (CBC News)

CBC News: The main federal parties campaigning for the Oct. 19 vote had sharply contrasting takes on the job numbers released by Statistics Canada today, and what the government should do to get more people back…




“Trudeau reaches out to premiers” (The Toronto Star)

Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is trying to put federal-provincial relations on the front-burner of the election campaign. The day after the Star launched its Can We Talk? series to highlight important…


“Canada has lost its way as a compassionate country” (The Vancouver Sun)

Daphne Bramham (The Vancouver Sun): It was distressingly and tragically brought home by the image of a toddler, drowned off the coast of Turkey fleeing the Syrian civil war, that Canadians are no longer who we…


“Immigration minister says feds working to improve ‘onerous’ refugee system” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: While Canada’s Immigration minister says changes are already underway to speed up Canada’s ‘onerous’ refugee application process, the campaigning Liberal and NDP leaders say the country can go beyond untangling bureaucratic red tape…


“Canada’s refugee policy questioned after Syrian boy’s drowning” (CBC News)

Mark Gollom (CBC News): The picture of Alan Kurdi, a Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, has heightened attention to Canada’s own contribution to accepting refugees from that war-torn area and other troubled regions. Critics say that…