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Evening Brief: All knotted up?

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 22:50
Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Canadian Beer Day. Celebrate the beer we all love this October 9! Good evening, readers. The Lead The Conservatives and Liberals are again separated by only a few tenths of a percentage points in Mainstreet Research’s daily tracking poll results for Tuesday. These newest results, which cover […]
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Scheer vows funding for two of Ford’s subway proposals awaiting federal cash

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 22:48
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is vowing to fund two Toronto-area subway projects proposed by the Ford government that so far have not received a funding commitment from the federal government. The Tory leader is promising federal funding for the 15-kilometre “Ontario Line” that would cross downtown Toronto, as well as a 7.5-kilometre extension of the […]
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Trudeau campaigns in Iqaluit on investments, presence in the North

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 22:20
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau became the first federal leader in 2019 to campaign in Nunavut on Tuesday, styling his pitch to voters around his Liberal government’s investments and presence in the north — a strategy employed just under one month after an iPolitics analysis revealed that Trudeau’s government had increased their in-person visits to the […]
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NDP call for action on problematic Phoenix pay system

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 21:50
Ottawa-region NDP candidates say employees affected by the Phoenix pay system fiasco are passing up on career opportunities out of fear that their pay will not be adequately adjusted if they take a new posting. Speaking at major federal employment centre Tunney’s Pasture in Ottawa on Tuesday, NDP candidates Morgan Gay, Angella MacEwen, and Emilie […]
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Conservatives, Liberals remain tied in Mainstreet polling

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:45
The Conservatives and Liberals are again separated by only a few tenths of a percentage points in Mainstreet Research’s daily tracking poll results for Tuesday. These newest results, which cover polling conducted between Oct. 5-7, show that 33.1 per cent of leaning and decided respondents said they would vote for the Conservatives if a federal […]
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Daily Election Tracker

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 20:42
The analysis in this report is based on results of a survey conducted between October 5-7, 2019 among a sample of 2,108 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in Canada. The survey was conducted using automated telephone interviews (Smart IVR). Respondents were interviewed on both landlines and cellular phones. The sampling frame was […]
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The Sprout: Agri-food group calls on party leaders to address sector’s needs

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 19:55
The Sprout is brought to you by Canadian Beer Day. Celebrate the beer we all love and Canada’s barley and hops farmers this October 9! Good day and welcome to the Sprout where it’s National Fluffernutter Day. For those of you who just heard of fluffernutter for the first time, let me introduce you to […]
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iPolitics’ federal leaders’ debate panel

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 17:00
In this special iPolitics podcast, deputy publisher Heather Bakken moderates a discussion immediately following the English-language leaders’ debate. Panellists include Mainstreet Research president and CEO Quito Maggi, former Conservative party strategist Yaroslav Baran, former NDP strategist Cam Holmstrom, former Liberal party strategist Sheamus Murphy, Equal Voice communications manager Nasha Brownridge and iPolitics reporter Jolson Lim. Listen […]
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Tories lead in Niagara Falls, while close three-way race in Hamilton Mountain, according to Mainstreet polls

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 16:49
New polls from Mainstreet Research show the Conservatives with a small, statistically irrelevant lead in a long-held Niagara seat and a tight three-way race in a Hamilton riding held by the NDP since 2006. In the firm’s 522-person phone survey of the riding of Niagara Falls, most recently held by retiring Conservative MP Rob Nicholson, […]
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iPolitics AM: Trudeau heads north, Singh and Scheer hit the GTA hustings during brief break from debate prep

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:15
Programming note: For the duration of the campaign, iPolitics AM wrangler Kady O’Malley will be writing a daily newsletter for the Toronto Star.  Sign up for The Lead here! Taking advantage of the pre-scheduled two-day break between the English and French debates, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau heads to Iqaluit, where he’ll tout his party’s pitch to […]
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