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Justin Trudeau formally announces he'll run again in 2019

Montreal - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only continued his yearly tradition of walking in Montreal's Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, He then formally announced his nomination at a party event later in his Montreal riding of Papineau.

Op-Ed: NDP almost guaranteed to make gains in Saskatchewan this election

Regina - When the recent federal election was called, Saskatchewan had 13 Conservative MPs and one Liberal. The NDP did not have a single seat. This time around the NDP looks to be winning several urban seats and one northern riding as well.

Op-Ed: Few drops of orange and red in huge lake of blue in Alberta race

Edmonton - There may have been an orange crush by the New Democratic Party in the last Alberta provincial election, but this will not translate into a gain of many if any seats in the federal election.

Op-Ed: On Character — Consistency, conscience and Thomas Mulcair Special

The NDP leader has consistently stood by his conscience, people and principles. He’s fought for civil rights, environmental protection, and against separatism. This article briefly examines the mental and moral qualities distinctive to Mulcair.

Canada: NDP ahead in polls while Liberals closer to Conservatives

Ottawa - The recent CBC poll tracker results show that the NDP continues to lead both in popular vote and in seats it is projected to win.

Latest poll shows NDP surge ahead of Conservatives

Ottawa - The latest opinion poll by Forum Research taken on Sunday after Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced an election to be held October 19, show the NDP surging ahead of the Conservatives.

NDP and Conservatives tied as Canadian election campaign starts

Ottawa - As expected, Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with the Governor General today. The parliament was dissolved and writs were issued for a federal election on October 19.

Toronto: Faisal Hassan clinches NDP's nomination Special

Toronto - Backed by an overflow crowd of boisterous supporters at the Elmbank Community Centre, Hassan easily won the nomination contest and will now represent the NDP in the upcoming federal election.

'Fox News North' viewership falls dramatically after first week

Toronto - The Canadian media outlet Sun News, otherwise dubbed as Fox News North, started off strong, but the broadcast numbers are showing a different tale after just one week. Figures are estimating that only a few thousand viewers are tuning into the network.

Federal Election 2011: Candidates for Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener - The Canadian public will be showing up at the polls on May 2 to either elect a new government or keep the current one. The last federal election was held in 2008.

Canadian Election 2011: Candidates for Kitchener-Centre

Kitchener - Kitchener-Centre is one of three federal ridings in Kitchener, and the last election was very close and saw the incumbent defeated.

Federal Election 2011: Candidates for Kitchener-Conestoga

Kitchener - Canadian's are going to the polls again. The Harper minority Conservative government hopes for a majority, while the other parties hope to take over from them.

Are Canadians heading to the polls?

Canada's federal Liberal Party has filed a no confidence motion but it may not have enough support to force an election.

Canada: Bloc and NDP to support Harper government

Both the New Democrats and the Bloc Québécois (BQ) said they will support the government's budget motion in the House this Friday.

Canada's Federal NDP softening election rhetoric

Canada's federal NDP leader Jack Layton appears to be softening his pre-writ rhetoric and adopting a more conciliatory tone.

Conservatives ask Canadians for majority in next election

The federal Conservatives, breaking their own taboo, are calling on Canadian voters to give them a majority in the next federal election.

Ignatieff to Harper: Accept proposed reforms or face consequences

Newly elected Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff says he will introduce reforms to employment insurance that the Prime Minister can choose to accept or face the consequences.

Liberals plan to target every Canadian riding in next election

Michael Ignatieff and the Liberals have developed a new multimillion-dollar plan to target every riding in Canada in the next election.

Op-Ed: The Harper Shuffle - New Canadian Conservative Minority, New Faces at Play

According to some media reports, PM Harper is likely to head over to the Governor General's with a new cabinet as early as Oct. 22. Let us now begin a new speculative game: The Harper Shuffle!

Social Networking: Are Canadian Political Parties Missing an Opportunity?

Today I had a telephone interview with Dave Stevens, the general manger of MySpace Canada. We discussed how Canada's political parties are using MySpace Canada to communicate their message.

Op-Ed: Madawaska Restigouche: Riding Update

The federal election is tomorrow and the big question may will be which party will lead the minority government, it looks close at the moment.

Op-Ed: The Green Party Vision

Green Members of Parliament would work with decent parliamentarians of all stripes: create a culture of respect and an ethic of responsibility and accountability within the House of Commons.

Green Party Leader Trashes Conservative Election Platform

Green Party leader Elizabeth May claims Stephen Harper’s last-ditch campaign platform is just more of the Conservative government’s failed policies that have led Canada into economic crisis.

Pembina Institute Scores Parties' Plans for Pricing Pollution

The Pembina Institute today released an in-depth assessment of each major federal party's proposal for putting a price on greenhouse gas pollution.

Op-Ed: Madawaska Restigouche Riding Update - Narrowing the Field

The federal election is ten days away and I am gradually narrowing the field; I have not yet decided who i will support but the choices are shrinking.

Op-Ed: NDP team a clear choice for East-Toronto

Campaign antics like the pooping Puffin and the tasteless remarks on the deadly listeriosis disease are over. The time to make a decision in the 2008 federal election has come.

Madawaska Restigouche: Riding Update

After last night's so-called debate I have spent sometime giving thought to how the evening affected my vote: there were some surprises.

Green Party Claims Win in French Debate

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May combined a comprehensive vision for Canada with strong, effective attacks on Conservative Leader Stephen Harper in the French-language televised election debate.

Madawaska-Restigouche Update

The all candidates debate has come and gone. Job creation was a common theme and certainly in this region, a relevant one.

Edmonton: Green Party Holds Whistle-stop Rally for Nuclear Disarmament

In Edmonton, Alberta, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada said Canada must play a greater and more honest role in global nuclear disarmament.
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The victorious Faisal Hassan is flanked by legendary Etobicoke MPP and former cabinet minister  Ed P...
The victorious Faisal Hassan is flanked by legendary Etobicoke MPP and former cabinet minister, Ed Philip, who represented Etobicoke North at Queen's Park for 20 years, between 1975 and 1995.
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Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan s nomination victory.
Jubilant supporters waving placards celebrate Faisal Hassan's nomination victory.
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Former parliamentary secretary to Canadian prime minister and Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was se...
Former parliamentary secretary to Canadian prime minister and Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro was sentenced to one month in prison, followed by four months of house arrest, for breaking the law by failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 to his campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified documents.
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Faisal Hassan posing with supporters during the nomination meeting.
Faisal Hassan posing with supporters during the nomination meeting.
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Faisal Hassan is surrounded by supporters and well-wishers celebrating his nomination victory.
Faisal Hassan is surrounded by supporters and well-wishers celebrating his nomination victory.
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Faisal Hassan(left) with Patricia Crooks (in orange jacket)  the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Associat...
Faisal Hassan(left) with Patricia Crooks (in orange jacket), the Etobicoke North NDP Riding Association President and Ed Philip (sitting right) former NDP, MPP and long time cabinet minister (1975-1995). Looking on, are Etobicoke North NDP officials.
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Faisal Hassan with Etobicoke North NDP officials.
Faisal Hassan with Etobicoke North NDP officials.
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Faisal Hassan and Ed Philip are joined by ardent supporters following his historic nomination victor...
Faisal Hassan and Ed Philip are joined by ardent supporters following his historic nomination victory.
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Faisal Hassan and his elated supporters are all smiles following his nomination victory.
Faisal Hassan and his elated supporters are all smiles following his nomination victory.
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Faisal Hassan addressing the public during his victory speech.
Faisal Hassan addressing the public during his victory speech.
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