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A close look at metrics reveals weakness in Canadian economy

With the federal election on the doorstep, now is a good time to look at where Canada stands in overall prosperity and assess how the pronouncements being made by the party leaders stand up against...

B.C. housing market, population post gains

Annual July-over-July population growth in B.C. remained moderate in 2019 with the province growing by 70,170 persons or 1.4%. While decelerating from a 1.6% gain in 2018, this was consistent with...

Liberals silent, Conservatives backtrack on birth tourism fix

Conservative Party of Canada “supports” birthright citizenship despite rising instances of birth tourism

Five Surrey ridings up for grabs with dissipated ‘red wave’

All five ridings in Surrey went to the Liberals in 2015; in 2011, they won zero

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

OTTAWA — With four days before Canadians go to the polls, the leaders of Canada's three largest federal parties are arguing over how the country will be governed if there is a no clear winner after...

Trudeau sidesteps questions about Obama endorsement

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Que. — Justin Trudeau isn't saying whether the Liberal leader's team asked former U.S. president Barack Obama to endorse his campaign. On Wednesday, Obama voiced his support for...

Singh says he would 'encourage' provinces on health-care services

WELLAND, Ont. — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he would use federal health-care transfers to provinces to influence their decisions and encourage better delivery of services. Singh told the Winnipeg...

Scheer promising carbon tax will be history by January if he gets majority

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is promising he'll do whatever it takes to turn his marquee pledge to repeal the carbon tax into reality within his first 100 days in...

A political parade of pre-election promises

Comparing major federal parties’ commitments on business issues

Scheer says ethics violations should come with bigger penalties

ESSEX, Ont. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will add fines of up to $20,000 for politicians who break Canada's ethics laws. Scheer is in southern Ontario this afternoon, campaigning in...