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Immigration had backlog of 7,500 Syrian refugee applications

Canada’s Immigration department had accumulated a backlog of nearly 7,500 applications from Syrian refugees by the time three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach at the beginning of September, the Citizen has learned. 850 more words


NDP plans media blitz in Quebec as support slips

In politics it’s known as damage control, and the New Democratic Party is badly in need of it.

Hoping to take advantage of families getting together for the Thanksgiving weekend and talking about the election, the NDP has launched a media blitz in Quebec to try and woo back those voters who have strayed – largely owing to the niqab controversy. 1,236 more words

Government And Politics

In Liberal stronghold Ottawa South candidates' meeting, another Tory no-show

With one major party candidate conspicuous by his absence, six Ottawa South contenders slugged it out Thursday at the riding’s only all-candidates meeting of the federal election campaign. 442 more words

Local News

A negative message might work for politicians, but won't help in business

You’ve probably heard the old adage, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Too bad Canadian political parties haven’t kept this advice in mind as they ramp up their current attack ads, in the lead up to the federal election. 484 more words


'Not running for anything, I just wanted a sign': Montrealer enters sign race, but not the actual election

The Moment. In this regular feature until Election Day, the National Post captures a telling moment in time from the 2015 campaign trail.

Tyler Lemco will not run for office; if nominated, he will not accept; if elected, he will not serve. 436 more words


Oct. 7, 1974: Mayor Bill Hawrelak accuses Journal of smear campaign

Bill Hawrelak, eyes flashing and voice booming with indignation, ripped into the Journal, accusing the paper of conducting a smear campaign against his candidacy for mayor. 504 more words


The Gargoyle - Robocalls witness says he was shunned by Tory campaign

A key figure in the 2011 robocalls affair say Conservative candidate and incumbent MP Joan Crockatt told him to stay away from her re-election bid. 350 more words