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Tuesday on the campaign trail: Touting and criticizing the TPP trade deal

Tuesday on the campaign trail: Touting and criticizing the TPP trade deal

OTTAWA — A look at key developments Tuesday: The Trans-Pacific Partnership dominated the campaign trail again on Tuesday, as the federal leaders faced questions about the massive trade deal that involves 12 countries including Canada.

Harper says marijuana is ‘infinitely worse’ than tobacco. Is it?

OTTAWA — “Tobacco is a product that does a lot of damage. Marijuana is infinitely worse and it’s something that we do not want to encourage.” — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
Greens say Tory decision to shutter Kits coast guard base senseless

Greens say Tory decision to shutter Kits coast guard base senseless

VANCOUVER — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is promising to work toward reversing a deeply unpopular Conservative government decision to shut down a coast guard station in Vancouver.
Vets attacking vets, unprecedented hallmark of 2015 election politics

Vets attacking vets, unprecedented hallmark of 2015 election politics

OTTAWA — Veterans advocates say the nasty, personal attacks of the federal election campaign are driving an unprecedented wedge among the country’s community of ex-soldiers, the likes of which haven’t been since the 1920s.
Canada not prepared for ’demographic bomb,’ Mulcair says as he touts health plan

Canada not prepared for ’demographic bomb,’ Mulcair says as he touts health plan

SURREY — Canada is ill-prepared for the “demographic bomb” set to hit its health-care system, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesday as he highlighted commitments such as a plan to deliver universal prescription drug coverage.
Trudeau ventures back to battleground Quebec in a bid to make inroads

Trudeau ventures back to battleground Quebec in a bid to make inroads

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau returned to his home turf of Montreal on Tuesday, where the Liberal leader is hoping to make inroads in this election and knock down some of the New Democrats who dominate Quebec.
Missing and murdered aboriginal women a criminal justice issue: Harper

Missing and murdered aboriginal women a criminal justice issue: Harper

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper isn’t budging on his refusal to hold a federal inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, framing the issue Tuesday as a law-and-order problem and noting police have solved most of the crimes.
Conservatives dump candidate touting therapies to turn gay youth straight

Conservatives dump candidate touting therapies to turn gay youth straight

OTTAWA — The Conservative party says a candidate who defended therapies that attempt to turn gays straight is no longer their official representative in a suburban Toronto riding, although it is too late to remove him from the ballot.
Harper expected to tout trade deal on campaign trail

Harper expected to tout trade deal on campaign trail

Liberals' Trudeau in Montreal, NDP's Mulcair in Surrey

Independent B.C. MLA blasts farmland sales to global firm

DIRK MEISSNER The Canadian Press An Independent member of the legislature says British Columbia must protect valuable farmland after an international company bought more than 12,000 hectares it plans to turn into forests.
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