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The 2015 federal election campaign is underway. What changes?

The federal election campaign is officially underway. Here’s what changes:

1) Spending limits: The parties and candidates are limited in how much they can spend. Parties will be able to spend more than $50 million and candidates about $200,000, on average, based on changes to Canada’s election spending laws that increased the spending limits in the event of an extended campaign period. 248 more words


Election 2015: Five key things each party needs to do for success

Five keys to success for the Green party

1. Get past the environment. To make a breakthrough, it’s important for the party to make it clear to voters that they are about more than just environmental issues. 1,978 more words


Gazette Midday: Repentigny bar fight leaves one dead

Hello and welcome to montrealgazette.com and welcome to Midday. Here’s the rundown on some of the stories we’re following for you today.

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Riding analysis shows spending for longer campaign favours Tory candidates

By Joan Bryden and Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

The imminent federal election campaign will see more money splashed around than ever before in Canada and the deep-pocketed Conservatives can claim a decided advantage — an edge that increases exponentially if Prime Minister Stephen Harper opts for a longer campaign than usual, new number-crunching shows. 1,893 more words


Rex Murphy: Don't blame Trump … blame America

The number one name in American politics today is Donald Trump. All that might derail him right now from his front-ranking position, and his takeover of American presidential politics, is a declaration that Krusty the Clown has a release agreement from The Simpsons and will throw his nose into the campaign. 1,007 more words

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Kady: A few things for political staffers to keep in mind as they go on vacation...

It’s summertime, when a political staffer’s mind turns towards thoughts of a vacation and of an imminent writ drop. And so, in the spirit of  831 more words


Five reasons to expect an early election call

By Quito Maggi

For Postmedia Network

Much has been written and said about changes to the Elections Act that will affect voters. New identification rules mean you won’t be able to use your voter card as ID; vouching for other voters will be restricted; and the role of Elections Canada has been changed. 832 more words