The Canadian Press

Conservatives will review business subsidies in effort to save $1.5 billion

HAMILTON — The federal Conservatives say they can find $1.5 billion in savings each year by eliminating some of the federal funding received by businesses. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was at a...

Unions lead third-party pack with big spending since start of pre-election period

OTTAWA — Two unions are spending big on political messaging already, topping the list of third-party advertiser expenses for the campaign season so far. Unifor has shelled out over $1.2 million...

Send pipeline fights right to Supreme Court: Scheer

HAMILTON — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court. Scheer has long been...

Scheer says Liberals' rejection of idea to tax housing profits can't be trusted

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is making no apologies for insisting that a re-elected Liberal government would impose a capital-gains tax of up to 50 per cent on Canadians who sell their homes — a notion the...

Liberals pledge to boost Canada Child Benefit, remove tax from maternity leave

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is travelling through Atlantic Canada today, hoping to remind Atlantic Canadians why they handed him every seat in the region four years ago with...

Greens call for stronger digital privacy protections

WATERLOO, Ont. — The Green party is calling for stronger digital privacy protections, including banning personalized online advertising in elections. Party leader Elizabeth May was in the tech-hub...

NDP promises to build 500,000 new affordable homes in 10 years

OTTAWA — The NDP is promising to build 500,000 new affordable homes across the country in 10 years, if elected. Leader Jagmeet Singh didn't provide details on how he would achieve that goal, saying...

Conservatives promise to boost federal contribution to RESP to 30%

WINNIPEG — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he would help parents save up to send their children to college or university by increasing the amount of money the federal government contributes to...

Promise tracker: What the parties are pitching on the campaign trail

OTTAWA — A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Green party since the official start of the campaign on Sept. 11. Liberals Sept. 16: Spend at least...

Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

OTTAWA — The Liberals and the Greens each unveiled signature elements of their policy plans Monday as leaders taking part in the federal election campaign fanned out across the country. Justin...