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Fords, and their nation, show up for Stephen Harper at Toronto rally

Fords, and their nation, show up for Stephen Harper at Toronto rally

TORONTO — Some of Ford Nation showed up Saturday night to support Stephen Harper at his final evening rally in Toronto Saturday, but it isn’t the crowds that may be the most enduring image of the night for the 2015 Conservative campaign.
What those campaign promises will cost the parties

What those campaign promises will cost the parties

OTTAWA — An overall look at everything the three main federal parties have promised in the 2015 election campaign, in terms of both spending and revenues.
From statesman to carnival barker, Harper appears at peace with campaign 2015

From statesman to carnival barker, Harper appears at peace with campaign 2015

OTTAWA — The sweltering summer heat of an August long weekend didn’t stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from showing up at Rideau Hall in a dark blue suit, crisp white dress shirt and conservative blue tie.
Justin Trudeau, born into political spotlight, seeks to fulfil Nixon prophecy

Justin Trudeau, born into political spotlight, seeks to fulfil Nixon prophecy

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau hadn’t even been weaned when a sitting United States president first predicted he’d one day become Canada’s political leader. “Tonight we’ll dispense with the formalities.
Mulcair fights to keep NDP competitive as Grits and Tories battle each other

Mulcair fights to keep NDP competitive as Grits and Tories battle each other

OTTAWA — It was more Perry Mason than politics as usual, more cross-examination than question period — and observers agree it was probably a key turning point in the electoral fortunes of Tom Mulcair and his New Democrats.
Will Green Leader Elizabeth May be the only one left at the party Monday?

Will Green Leader Elizabeth May be the only one left at the party Monday?

OTTAWA — Three of Elizabeth May’s ancestors signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence. As a girl growing up in Connecticut, she donated her savings to help promising candidates get elected to Congress. And future U.S.
Liberal campaign co-chairman resigns after giving advice on lobbying

Liberal campaign co-chairman resigns after giving advice on lobbying

MONTREAL — Justin Trudeau says the actions of his national campaign co-chairman, who gave advice to an oil pipeline company on how to lobby a new government, were inappropriate and he supports his resignation.

Friday on the campaign trail: Religion, race and refugees

OTTAWA — A look at key developments Friday on the federal campaign trail: Canadians voted at advance polls and two more party platforms were released in full, but religion, race and refugees continued to generate most of the election heat.
Harper Conservatives target pocketbook perks as federal election looms

Harper Conservatives target pocketbook perks as federal election looms

SASKATOON — Sheri Rudoski was beaming as she left a speech Stephen Harper delivered to parents and wailing babies in Saskatoon on Wednesday.
Frustrated expat finally allowed to vote in old Ontario riding

Frustrated expat finally allowed to vote in old Ontario riding

TORONTO — A long-time expat was finally able to vote in his old riding on Saturday, a day after Elections Canada officials turned him away. A much relieved Will Gartshore, of Washington, D.C.
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