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As election looms late this fall, Newfoundland and Labrador premier begins to feel the chill

NL’s Davis sees job approval slide ahead of November 30th election September 1, 2015 – Almost forgotten outside Canada’s easternmost province is the fact that the federal election isn’t the only time voters will go to the polls late this

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The Duffy trial: Senate scandal testimony threatens Harper’s fortunes among soft Conservative voters

Majority of Canadians say scandal runs deeper than Duffy/Wright; most don’t believe Harper’s version August 20, 2015 – Days of bombshell revelations and conflicting testimony over who in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s inner circle knew what, and when, regarding the

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Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Who voted yes, who voted no, and what will it mean for the region?

Despite their defeat, yes voters were more likely to say holding the transit plebiscite was a good idea. July 3, 2015 – Now what? After a fractious 10-week campaign, Elections BC released the results of the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite Thursday,

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Open-door policy? Majority support government decision not to increase 2017 refugee targets

One-quarter say they would support a Trump-style ban on Syrian refugees coming to Canada Feb 20, 2017 – As the American travel ban on refugees, visitors and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries creates serious foreign policy differences between Canada and

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Premiers’ Performance: Gallant’s job approval plunges, Notley enjoys post-election honeymoon

Saskatchewan’s Wall: lowest approval in four years but remains Canada’s most popular premier.   June 22, 2015 – New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant ends his first session in government bruised by the implementation of his campaign promises and blemished in

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Federal Politics: the ‘Mulcair Moment’ gains momentum as NDP leader virtually ties Harper on who would make best PM

Latest voting intention numbers put NDP in first place as party to form government while Liberals plunge.   June 16, 2015 – With 124 days to go until an expected federal election, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP)’s Thomas

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