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Jean Chrétien defends controversial Trudeau decision on Trans Mountain, says blackface issue is ‘over’

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien dismissed questions about revelations that Justin Trudeau has worn blackface by saying it’s “over,” and defended the Liberal Leader’s decision to purchase a pipeline as a practical necessity as he rallied party volunteers during a Vancouver-region campaign swing.

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As the former Liberal Prime Minister was on the campaign trail with hopeful liberal candidates, he was quick to dismiss any questions about Justin Trudeau and the blackface incidents. Chretien said Trudeau has apologized and insisted the country was ready to move on from this.

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Scheer promises inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to launch a judicial inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair if his party forms government this fall.

September 26, 2019
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Jean Chrétien defends controversial Trudeau decision on Trans Mountain, says blackface issue is ‘over’

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien dismissed questions about revelations that Justin Trudeau has worn blackface by saying it’s “over,” and defended the Liberal Leader’s decision to purchase a pipeline as a practical necessity as he rallied party volunteers during a Vancouver-region campaign swing.

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As the former Liberal Prime Minister was on the campaign trail with hopeful liberal candidates, he was quick to dismiss any questions about Justin Trudeau and the blackface incidents. Chretien said Trudeau has apologized and insisted the country was ready to move on from this.

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Conservatives promise to open up a judicial inquiry into SNC-Lavalin affair

The SNC-Lavalin affair returned to the campaign trail today, with the Conservatives promising to launch a judicial inquiry into the scandal if they form government this fall. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer travelled to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's Papineau riding Thursday morning to make the announcement.

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Speaking in Justin Trudeau's riding of Papineau, it is worth questioning why Andrew Scheer promised, if elected, to launch an inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin scandal given that the majority of people from Quebec agree with Trudeau's decision.

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Canadians want to stop climate change — but half don’t want to pay an extra cent

There may be a growing consensus across the country that climate change is a problem, but roughly half of Canadians — and a majority of Conservative voters — aren’t willing to spend a single extra penny to tackle it.

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Although climate change has been one of the top issues for Canadians throughout this election campaign, it appears the ordinary voter is not willing to fork out money from his or her pocket to tackle the problem.

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Green Party's pharmacare plan would cost $27B in 2020-2021: PBO

The Green Party's plan to bring in a national pharmacare plan would cost close to $27 billion in its first full year, according to the national budget watchdog. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May released the Parliamentary Budget Office's costing of 24 planks of her party's platform this morning during a stop in Halifax.

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The Green Party submitted 24 "big-ticket" items to the PBO for a costing analysis and unveiled one of their important policy proposals today. Elizabeth May outlined the various streams of revenue the party will use to generate the money to pay for these items.

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Montreal-area MP says Liberals forced her out for not lauding Trudeau as a feminist

Montreal-area MP Eva Nassif says she was denied the Liberal nomination in her riding for the Oct. 21 federal election in part because she did not post social-media tributes earlier this year lauding Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as a feminist.

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Observers wonderered why MP Eva Nassif was not seeking re-election, despite her winning 46 per cent of the vote in 2015. This adds to the list of female MPs who have been kicked out or strong-armed from the Liberal caucus.

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Bill 21 and pipelines: provincial powers a growing issue in federal campaign

The power of the provinces has become an important issue in the federal election campaign after NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh vowed not to impose pipelines on provinces that don't want them and as all federal leaders have spoken out against Quebec's religious symbols law.

Airdate: Sep 25, 2019

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Campaign Roundup Day 14

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised a series of measures to support small businesses, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh unveiled more details of his climate plan, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May pledged to connect rural communities using clean transit and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau vowed to push Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Airdate: Sep 24, 2019

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'There are no timelines': Philpott on Trudeau's healthcare pledge

Independent candidate Jane Philpott weighs in on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s healthcare proposal that promises national pharmacare.

Airdate: Sep 23, 2019

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Why debates on racism play out differently in Quebec

Trudeau’s blackface scandal made headlines in Canada and around the world. But the take was a lot different in Quebec. The Weekly talks to some big players with very different views on the way race relations are seen in this election campaign.

Airdate: Sep 22, 2019
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Friday, September 27th

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Three of the four major party leaders will be participating in the Global Climate Strikes today. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will not attend Montreal's climate protest alongside his Liberal and Green Party counterparts where teenage activist Greta Thunberg will headline the strike, nor will he attend the demonstrations in Victoria where NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will march.

Today on Day 17 of the election campaign: As noted above, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau will both be in Montreal today. Trudeau is expected to make a morning climate-related announcement before the march commences. Across the country, Jagmeet Singh will detail how his party plans to 'boost coastal protection measures' in Ladysmith. Finally, Andrew Scheer will unveil a new policy in Coquitlam before campaigning with Conservative candidates later in the evening.

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