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A short snap election would pose voting hurdles, says chief electoral officer

A short snap election would pose voting hurdles, says chief electoral officer

OTTAWA — Canada's chief electoral officer says that in the event of a snap election during the pandemic, Canadians would have better access to the polls with a longer campaign — even though a shorter one appears more likely.
For Acadian fisherman, early Mi'kmaq fishery in N.S. bay can 'never' be respected

For Acadian fisherman, early Mi'kmaq fishery in N.S. bay can 'never' be respected

METEGHAN, N.S. — As he stands calmly splicing anchor rope, Roger LeBlanc describes the anxiety, anger and suspicion over a Mi'kmaq lobster fishery that is coursing through his small Acadian community.
Elections watchdog announces charges against former leader of defunct Bridge party

Elections watchdog announces charges against former leader of defunct Bridge party

OTTAWA — The former leader of the defunct Bridge Party of Canada and another individual are facing charges under both the Canada Elections Act and the Criminal Code, says Canada's elections commissioner.
Minassian makes brief appearance as court grapples with logistics of murder trial

Minassian makes brief appearance as court grapples with logistics of murder trial

TORONTO — Lawyers say they are close to finalizing details that would allow a trial by Zoom for a man who killed 10 people when he drove a rental van down a busy Toronto sidewalk.

A QuickSketch profile of B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

A sketch of Andrew Wilkinson, leader of British Columbia's Liberal party: Family: Married to Barbara Grantham. They have three grown children in their 20s.
Tory motion showdown and the U.S. presidential debate: In The News for Oct. 22

Tory motion showdown and the U.S. presidential debate: In The News for Oct. 22

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kick-start your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 22 ... What we are watching in Canada ...
RCMP officers to begin wearing body-worn cameras in Nunavut later this year

RCMP officers to begin wearing body-worn cameras in Nunavut later this year

OTTAWA — The RCMP says Mounties serving in Iqaluit are to be equipped with body-worn cameras later this year as part of a pilot project that aims to help strengthen accountability and public trust of the police force.
B.C. NDP takes snap election risk during pandemic in quest for majority government

B.C. NDP takes snap election risk during pandemic in quest for majority government

VICTORIA — British Columbia's New Democrats took a risk calling a snap election during a global pandemic to pursue a majority government, creating a major campaign issue for the party's opponents.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 8:54 p.m. EDT on Oct. 21, 2020: There are 206,360 confirmed cases in Canada.
Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Officials in Toronto and Montreal strike differing tones on COVID-19 in their cities

Health officials in Toronto and Montreal struck vastly different tones on the state of COVID-19 in their cities on Wednesday, with Toronto's medical officer of health warning the Ontario capital could be following in the footsteps of hard-hit Europe.