Political Party Leaders (Federal)

“Canada election 2015: Tories seek out ‘Australian rottweiler’ Lynton Crosby” (The Guardian)

Jessica Murphy (The Guardian): Amid a flurry of negative news stories and slipping poll figures, Canada’s Conservative party has confirmed that it has enlisted the help of Lynton Crosby – the Australian political strategist who…


“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…


“Nanos tracking: Major parties in tight 3-way race” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: The three major federal parties are gripped in a very tight three-way race, according to overnight polling by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail. The latest numbers for the three…



“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…