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NDP proposes $33B deficit, draws on decades-old revenue measure to meet new investments

The New Democrats released their fully costed campaign plan on Friday morning, turning the clock back to what they say was a more fair and progressive tax system to help mitigate a deficit that will exceed $32 billion.

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It's no surprise the NDP will be generating revenue from increased taxes on wealthy Canadians. This is a theme they've been pushing since they releaed their plan back in June.

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French Language Leaders' Debate: Standout moments from the night

The French language federal leaders' debate was held in front of a non-partisan live audience at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., overlooking Parliament Hill.

October 10, 2019
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NDP proposes $33B deficit, draws on decades-old revenue measure to meet new investments

The New Democrats released their fully costed campaign plan on Friday morning, turning the clock back to what they say was a more fair and progressive tax system to help mitigate a deficit that will exceed $32 billion.

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It's no surprise the NDP will be generating revenue from increased taxes on wealthy Canadians. This is a theme they've been pushing since they releaed their plan back in June.

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Trudeau, Scheer call on Quebeckers to reject resurgent Bloc in French-language debate

Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer used the last debate of the campaign to urge Quebeckers to vote for a party that has a shot at forming the next government instead of allowing the Bloc Québécois to return as a political force on the federal stage.

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Many observers were much more pleased with the format of the debate as it allowed for robust policy discussion and very little interruption by the participants.

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Elections Canada contradicts Scheer’s claim that ruling was issued in support of Conservative advertising practices

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says that Elections Canada issued a ruling in support of the party’s advertising practices, but the elections watchdog is contradicting that claim. The agency said it simply provided guidance to the Conservatives in an e-mail this week, including a suggestion that the party should consider how the public might perceive its advertising decisions.

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Andrew Scheer "defended the fact that his party and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have both awarded campaign advertising contracts to an ad firm co-founded by Mr. Scheer’s campaign manager, Hamish Marshall."

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Liberal candidate apologizes for suggesting black Canadians 'love' Trudeau for wearing blackface

A Toronto-area Liberal candidate is apologizing for suggesting people "in the black community" like Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau more because he dressed up in blackface.

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It is worth noting that in Sgro's apology she did not reference the specific constituents who she claims told her they liked Justin Trudeau more because he had worn blackface. In addition, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh called the comments "ludicrous, embarrassing, and shameful".

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Tossed Tory candidate ‘changes everything,’ with two-way fight shaping up in Burnaby North-Seymour

A key battleground B.C. riding has become a two-way race between Liberal incumbent Terry Beech and a former NDP MP mounting a comeback, after “appalling” homophobic comments from the beleaguered Conservative candidate finally got her booted from the party’s slate last week.

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What was once a safe CPC seat is now up in the air as the Liberal and NDP candidates emerge as threats to now-independent Heather Leung.

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Scheer vows to stop illegal border crossings

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising to end illegal border crossings by asylum seekers entering Canada outside official points.

Airdate: Oct 09, 2019

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Analyzing body language from the federal leaders' debate

The federal party leaders spend hours crafting what they'll say in a debate. But what messages did their body language give off during the English-language debate? Mark Bowden, a body language expert and the president of Truthplane, gave his analysis.

Airdate: Oct 08, 2019

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Federal leaders’ debate highlights

The six main federal party leaders battled it out in the English-language debate, looking to distinguish themselves from the pack in the final two weeks of the campaign. They debated five topics, including: affordability and economic insecurity, environment and energy, Indigenous issues, leadership in Canada and on the world stage and polarization around human rights and immigration.

Airdate: Oct 07, 2019

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How the leaders' debate could impact the election campaign

The leaders of Canada's federal parties are preparing for the upcoming English-language debate. Power & Politics host Vassy Kapelos takes a look at how the debate could impact each party's campaign.

Airdate: Oct 06, 2019
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Friday, October 11th

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The NDP and the federal Conservatives will release their costed election platforms today. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh rolled out his party's 'New Deal for Canada' in June and so today's details will shed light on the costing of NDP proposals. The Conservatives have rolled out planks of their platform throughout the campaign but will provide full PBO costing today.

Today on Day 31 of the election campaign: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May will begin a two-day tour of Atlantic Canada today. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will launch his party's platform in Tsawwassen Springs this afternoon. Meanwhile, after a morning rally in Ottawa, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will spend the day full of events in Vancouver. Finally, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will host a media roundtable in Montreal.

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