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Canada’s Federal Election: Sifting Through Fact and Fiction

Canada’s Federal Election: Sifting Through Fact and Fiction

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks with people in a cafe as he mainstreets in downtown Winnipeg, alongside landscape architect Bob Somers, on Thursday, Sept.19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

As we close in on next month’s federal election, Canadians are looking to better understand the parties, the candidates and the issues. But it’s not quite as simple as it used to be. Today, with everything they read and see, Canadians need to be asking if the information they’re finding is accurate. Is it even true?

In a campaign that’s evoking strong feelings and in which all sides are using a variety of tactics and mediums to call out their opponents, the average citizen can’t be faulted for having trouble deciphering fact from fiction when it comes to information. Everyone wants to ensure they’re well informed and no one wants to have their opinions influenced by something untrue, so what’s a person to do?

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Trudeau Asks Canada to Look to His Current, Not Past, Actions on Race

Trudeau Asks Canada to Look to His Current, Not Past, Actions on Race

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses media in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept.19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s privileged upbringing created a “massive blind spot” when it came understanding how dressing in blackface could be harmful, he said Thursday.

But the Liberal party leader, seeking re-election as prime minister and getting exactly the wrong kind of global attention, asked Canadians to consider him a man changed by more than a decade of political service that’s taught him darkening his skin for fun or performances at least three times in his younger days was a terrible mistake.

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Political Parties Face Fatigue as Manitoba Moves from One Campaign to the Next

Political Parties Face Fatigue as Manitoba Moves from One Campaign to the Next

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks with media to announce his party’s new mandate at the Manitoba Legislature after winning the provincial election in Winnipeg, Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Politicians and supporters in Manitoba had less than 24 hours to take in the results of a provincial election before diving into the federal one.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday officially launched the campaign for the Oct. 21 vote and some Manitoba parties say it’s like they’ve finished one marathon to immediately start another.

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Wab Kinew Says Manitoba Election Shows NDP is on the Road to Recovery

Wab Kinew Says Manitoba Election Shows NDP is on the Road to Recovery

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew leaves after speaking to media on election day outside the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Wab Kinew says that despite another majority win by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives, his New Democrats have increased their roster — a sign they are on the road to recovery after a historic defeat in the 2016 election.

“It’s with great humility that we accept the results of tonight,” Kinew said to cheers from the crowd in his concession speech Tuesday night.

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Manitoba Premier Sees Majority as Affirmation; Admits PCs Must ‘Listen Better’

Manitoba Premier Sees Majority as Affirmation; Admits PCs Must ‘Listen Better’

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba PC leader and premier Brian Pallister and wife Esther celebrate winning the Manitoba election in Winnipeg, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG — Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives went early and won big.

Pallister called an election more than a year before it was scheduled and the vote Tuesday ended with a second consecutive majority government for the Tories.

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Election Day: Manitoba Tories Seek 2nd Mandate with Promise of Tax and Cost Cuts

Election Day: Manitoba Tories Seek 2nd Mandate with Promise of Tax and Cost Cuts

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Two-year-old Juniper Martens looks over the voting booth from her baby carrier as her mother Melissa votes and Manitobans head to the polls on election day in Winnipeg, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A light drizzle fell across parts of southern Manitoba Tuesday as polls opened for a provincial election that will determine whether the Progressive Conservatives get a second mandate for cost-cutting and tax reductions.

After a four-week summertime campaign that offered few surprises and did not garner much public attention, all parties were working to get their supporters to the polls.

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Trudeau to Call Election Wednesday with Morning Visit to Rideau Hall

Trudeau to Call Election Wednesday with Morning Visit to Rideau Hall

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to call the next federal election Wednesday morning.

He’s to visit Rideau Hall at 10 a.m. local time to ask Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament.

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Manitoba NDP Make Pre-Election Pitch to Liberal and Green Party Supporters

Manitoba NDP Make Pre-Election Pitch to Liberal and Green Party Supporters

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew speaks with media in Winnipeg’s west end, Monday, September 9, 2019. Manitobans go to the polls September 10. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew is making a final pitch to Liberal and Green party supporters ahead of Tuesday’s provincial election.

Kinew is asking people who oppose the Progressive Conservative government to vote for the New Democrats who he says are the only party that can prevent a second Tory term.

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