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Canada's economy blows past expectations with gain of 81,100 jobs

The Canadian economy gained a larger-than-expected 81,100 net jobs in August, largely driven by increases in part-time work, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday in its last major release of economic statistics before a national election is triggered.

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The Trudeau Liberals will use these latest jobs figures, the last before an election call, to position themselves as the best party for the Canadian economy. It's worth noting, U.S. jobs figures also released today found our neighbours to the south added only 131,000 jobs in August.

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Trudeau won't attend Munk and Maclean's/CityTV debates

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau won’t attend two federal election debates that his main rivals had agreed to attend. Trudeau will take part in the two events put on by the new Leaders’ Debates Commission.

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Former NDP candidates in New Brunswick throw support behind Greens

A number of "prominent" New Brunswick New Democrats have withdrawn their support for the federal party, and will be backing the Green Party and leader Elizabeth May in the 2019 election.

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On the day the NDP became the final party to release their campaign slogan, news of this massive party exodus has overshadowed what was otherwise a great day in media coverage for New Democrats. Elizabeth May continues to build her progressive coalition across the country.


NDP unveils campaign slogan: "In it for you"

Today the NDP, the last party to officially unveil a slogan, announced they're going with "In it for you." "It's about showing the difference between the Liberals and Conservatives. The NDP are not for wealthy executives and web giants," said Melanie Richer, the party's deputy director.

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It wasn't until the unofficial last weekend of the summer that the NDP received the most coverage it has since Parliament rose in June. They unveiled a federal $15 minimum wage if elected which drew the attention of many over the Labour Day weekend. We'll see if their message of not Liberal and not Conservative will resonate with disillusioned Canadians.


Canada names Dominic Barton as next ambassador to China

The Trudeau government has picked a trusted economic adviser, Dominic Barton, as its new ambassador to China at a time of great tension between Ottawa and Beijing.

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14 New Democrats leaving party to going the Greens in N.B.

Fourteen former New Brunswick NDP candidates have defected and are throwing their support behind the Green Party ahead of this fall's federal election.

Airdate: Sep 03, 2019


Where the parties stand ahead of the vote

As the campaign ramps up, we fill you in on where the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, Greens, People’s Party and Bloc stand ahead of the general election on Oct. 21.

Airdate: Sep 02, 2019
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The Liberals are choosing to keep Gerald Butts out of the public eye during the upcoming election campaign. Justin Trudeau's long-time trusted advisor will be stationed at the party headquarters in Ottawa. Meanwhile, chief of staff Katie Telford, who oversaw party operations out of the Liberal war room in the last election, will be joining the Prime Minister on the campaign plane.

Today on the pre-election campaign trail: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will speak at a town hall in Toronto tonight hosted by the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Elsewhere, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will meet with Quebec City's Mayor M. Régis Labeaume this morning at city hall. Finally, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Surrey, B.C., where he is set to announce funding in support of anti-racism initiatives.

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