Category Archives: Election 2019

#MeToo! Trudeau warns of evil Russian interference in upcoming parliamentary elections

“We’ve seen over the past number of years an increase in the interference or the implication of foreign actors in democratic processes,” Trudeau told a Toronto news conference on April 5.

“We saw very clearly that countries like Russia are behind a lot of the divisive campaigns; a lot of the divisive social media, you know, spreads [and has] turned our politics even more divisive and more anger-filled than they have been in the past,” he said.


Trudeau government continues to push for social media censorship of ‘fake news’ when it fails to distinguish fact from fiction

Last week Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the Trudeau government is looking “very, very carefully” at forcing social media companies to censor “toxic communications” on their platforms.

Goodale’s cryptic comments are just the latest refrain from a government that has continually pushed for censorship on social media — where most Canadians spend the majority of their time online.

But what exactly the Liberals’ definition of “toxic communications” or “fake news” is still up in the air.


Budget 2019: $1.4B in loans to be forgiven or reimbursed to Indigenous groups for treaty negotiations

The federal government announced in its 2019 budget it will be forgiving loans to Indigenous groups who have taken on debt to negotiate comprehensive claims and treaties.

Groups that have already repaid the government for such loans will get their money back, Ottawa says.


The reality of the recession bites some Albertans harder. What that means for the election — and whoever wins

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a five-part series that’s a little different from what you usually read on CBC. In it, we add new reporting and analysis to the work of dozens of writers who have contributed to our Calgary at a Crossroads and Road Ahead projects over the past three years. The goal is to take stock of the turbulent times we’ve been through while exploring where we’re headed next — and how we might get there.


Stunning: Only 27% Of Liberal Voters Believe Trudeau “Didn’t Do Something Wrong” In SNC-Lavalin Scandal

According to a Leger poll, 41% of Canadians believe Trudeau has ‘done something wrong.’

12% say he hasn’t done something wrong.

And 41% say they aren’t sure.

What this means is that 82% of Canadians don’t believe Trudeau, since Trudeau has claimed he’s done nothing wrong.


Amid cries of ‘traitor,’ Canada’s Trudeau set for ugly election

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who swept to power on a wave of optimism in 2015, is set for an ugly reelection campaign this October, judging by exchanges with voters in public town halls this month where he was grilled on topics ranging from immigration to housing affordability.