Category Archives: election

Help CBC News investigate political ads on Facebook

CBC is asking readers to help it track political ads on Facebook by installing a browser extension created by ProPublica, a non-profit, investigative news organization based in the U.S.. Facebook Political Ad Collector allows users to flag the ads they see in their feeds as political and submit them to a database that CBC News will use to research stories.

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NDP platform promises licensed child care, ‘sanctuary province,’ hydro cuts

The minimum wage would hit $15 and then be tied to inflation, and an NDP government would require employers to offer full-time employees a minimum of three weeks paid vacation, up from the currently mandated two weeks. Hydro bills would be cut by 30% through measures such as an end to mandatory time of use, free electricity delivery for First Nations communities and ending the differential between rural and urban delivery rates while buying back Hydro One using its dividends to the Ontario government.

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Hijabs back in Quebec spotlight as veiled Muslim woman prepares to seek election

The divisive debate in Quebec about the clothes Muslim women choose to wear is back in the spotlight, less than six months before the fall provincial election.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante suggested last week she is open to city police officers wearing a Sikh turban or an Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, as part of the official uniform — a practice not uncommon in Canada outside Quebec.

Around the same time, Eve Torres, a 44-year-old Muslim mother of three who proudly wears a hijab, announced she was seeking the nomination in a Montreal-area riding for Quebec solidaire, the legislature’s most left-leaning party.

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Henderson: Liberals are mortgaging Ontario’s future

It’s hard to grasp the level of contempt Premier Kathleen Wynne and her downtown Toronto-centric Liberal inner circle, desperate to hold onto their cushy positions after the June 7 election, must hold for this province’s taxpayers.

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Belgium – Muslim Party Presents 2018 Election Program: Separation Men-Women And Sharia Law ​

In what many fear is a first sign of things to come in Western Europe, a Muslim political party (founded in 2012 in Brussels) has presented its program today for the upcoming communal elections in October of this year. The party called ‘Islam’ standing for “Intégrité, Solidarité, Liberté, Authenticité, Moralité” (or Integrity, solidarity, liberty, authenticity and morality) will present candidates in 40 different cities in Belgium.

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Kathleen Wynne’s crazy train

A budget pledge to spend billions on a bullet train makes zero sense. It’s time Ontario found some Alberta-style religion about debt.


Wynne in Kitchener Friday to make announcement

She will make an announcement at Vidyard, a technology company in downtown Kitchener that has developed an online video platform.

Vidyard’s CEO, Michael Litt, has been a vocal advocate of a high-speed rail link between Waterloo Region and Toronto.

Whatever it is, it’s going to be FREE!

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Poll shows Trudeau is not unbeatable

Yes it’s only one poll, and yes it’s only halfway through the mandate, but Liberals should be worried by last week’s Ipsos survey, for two reasons:

First, the Conservative coalition that sustained Stephen Harper’s governments appears to be realigning.

Second, the agenda may be shifting away from social issues and toward economic management, which is good for Conservatives and bad for Liberals.

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