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Story #1 – Election 43

Undoubtedly the biggest story of the year was the federal election and the events throughout the campaign. The Angus Reid Institute released 15 studies beginning in late August, dealing with the fallout of Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal, the rise of

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Story #2 – SNC-Lavalin

The SNC-Lavalin affair took the political world by storm in early February. Early that month, reports broke that Justin Trudeau’s aides attempted to pressure former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Trudeau denied the allegations

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Story #3 – Scheer’s Departure

2019 did not go according to plan for Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer. His party was in prime position to capitalize on Justin Trudeau’s controversies throughout the year and ultimately finished the 43rd federal election with more votes but failed

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Story #4 – Gun Control Ban

An issue that continues to garner attention in Canada is gun control. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated in September that his government would ban semi-automatic assault weapons and allow cities to ban handguns if re-elected. Six-in-ten Canadians (61%) say they

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Story #5 – The New West and Wexit

By 2036, Canada’s four Westernmost provinces are projected to be home to more than a third of the country. Over the next 20 years, growth in the West is expected to outpace every other region in the nation. But as

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Story #6 – Healthcare in 2019

An ambitious four-part series looked at the picture of healthcare in Canada heading into a new decade, with a particular focus on the role an aging population will play in the emotional and financial costs to Canadians in coming years.

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