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Canadian early voting rises; tight race prompts talk of need for partners

15 Oct 2019

OTTAWA Canada's federal elections watchdog said on Tuesday more Canadians voted early this year compared with four years ago, while on the campaign trail party leaders increasingly discussed the possibility that no party will win a majority in parliament.

Canada's opposition Conservatives pledge to balance budget with no public job cuts

12 Oct 2019

OTTAWA Canada's opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the pledge would result in painful cuts.

RPT-The minivan-driving fiscal conservative who could beat Canada's Trudeau

10 Oct 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct 9 Canadian Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who has a chance of defeating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oct. 21 election, is running as a fiscally prudent, minivan-driving dad whom Canadians can count on to rescue the country from the tax-and-spend Liberal leader.

The minivan-driving fiscal conservative who could beat Canada's Trudeau

09 Oct 2019

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario Canadian Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who has a chance of defeating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oct. 21 election, is running as a fiscally prudent, minivan-driving dad whom Canadians can count on to rescue the country from the tax-and-spend Liberal leader.

Canada opposition chief pressed on U.S. citizenship, drops candidate for anti-gay comments

05 Oct 2019

TORONTO Andrew Scheer, the head of Canada's opposition Conservatives, on Friday dropped one of his candidates for the Oct. 21 election and faced repeated questions about why he had not revealed that he has dual U.S. citizenship.

Canada Conservative leader forced on defensive over dual citizenship, abortion stance

04 Oct 2019

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia The leader of Canada's main opposition Conservative Party was forced on the defensive on Thursday over the disclosure he holds dual Canada-U.S. citizenship and his "pro-life" stance on abortion, less than three weeks before the national election.

Canada's Conservative leader pledges judicial inquiry into Trudeau ethics breach

27 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canada's Conservative leader Andrew Scheer on Thursday pledged a judicial inquiry into Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's role in trying to prevent a corporate corruption trial if he beats the incumbent in next month's national election.

RPT-Canada's Singh may revive party with deft response to Trudeau blackface scandal

25 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 25 Canada's Jagmeet Singh, facing a rout of his left-wing New Democrats in next month's election, may have revived his party's fortunes with his emotional response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's blackface picture.

Canada's Singh may revive party with deft response to Trudeau blackface scandal

25 Sep 2019

OTTAWA, Sept 25 Canada's Jagmeet Singh, facing a rout of his left-wing New Democrats in next month's election, may have revived his party's fortunes with his emotional response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's blackface picture.

Canadian PM Trudeau vows to continue campaign amid blackface scandal

23 Sep 2019

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue his re-election campaign and asked for forgiveness on Thursday after pictures of him in blackface emerged less than five weeks before the national vote. | Video

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