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Local candidates square off at virtual forum

Local candidates square off at virtual forum

The two-hour-long event hosted by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce allowed each candidate one minute to answer questions emailed in by the audience.
Campaign signs vandalized in Banff-Airdrie as federal election vote nears

Campaign signs vandalized in Banff-Airdrie as federal election vote nears

The call of a snap federal election last month put candidates into campaign overdrive during a polarizing time in world politics, and the result has shown a high occurrence of campaign signs being vandalized in the Banff-Airdrie riding.
Alberta likely won't see Conservative sweep it did last federal election

Alberta likely won't see Conservative sweep it did last federal election

Watch out for the 'September surprise,' says MacEwan University professor
Local candidates weigh in on federal leaders' debate

Local candidates weigh in on federal leaders' debate

The debate was the only English language federal leaders' debate before the Sept. 20 election.
Trudeau says he did not want Wilson-Raybould to lie as SNC-Lavalin affair re-emerges

Trudeau says he did not want Wilson-Raybould to lie as SNC-Lavalin affair re-emerges

“I knew what he was really asking. What he was saying. In that moment, I knew he wanted me to lie — to attest that what had occurred had not occurred. ... Lie to protect a Crown government acting badly; a political party; a leader who was not taking responsibility,” said Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Elections Canada said early estimates show more than 1.3 million voters cast their ballot in-person on the first day of advance polls on Friday, which is more than what was recorded during the 2019 election.
Strong Conservative lead in St. Albert-Edmonton: federal vote projection

Strong Conservative lead in St. Albert-Edmonton: federal vote projection

The St. Albert-Edmonton district has an area of 104 square kilometres and a population of 121,313, based on 2016 census data. There are 93,763 electors on the preliminary federal election lists, according to data from Elections Canada.
Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

The five leaders frequently talked over one another. Leaders on the receiving end of accusations or loaded questions from rivals were often given no chance to respond.
Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

This week’s French- and English-language debates come as opinion polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are stuck in a tight two-way race, with the NDP and Bloc poised to determine which of the two main parties emerges victorious.
Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

Trudeau, Blanchet clash as leaders spar on health care, environment in French debate

The topics discussed Wednesday included climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Indigenous Peoples and cultural identity.