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Trudeau's Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority

Sep. 21, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago. The Liberals won the most seats of any party....

Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada's election

Sep. 19, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — On the final campaign day of a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that his Conservative opponents would weaken the nation's battle against the pandemic and said Canadians need a government that follows science. Polls...

EXPLAINER: What are the issues in Canada's close election?

Sep. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a tough battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin O’Toole, in Canadian elections on Monday. Trudeau called the early election in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism...

To unseat Trudeau, Conservative leader seeks middle ground

Sep. 17, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power advertised himself a year ago as a “true-blue conservative.” He became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada” - and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by...

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

Sep. 16, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling him an effective leader in a rare endorsement of a Canadian candidate by a former American president. It is the second time Obama has done it. Obama...

Norm Macdonald remembered as hilarious and unique

Sep. 14, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reactions to the death of Norm Macdonald, who died of cancer Tuesday at age 61. “I am absolutely devastated about Norm Macdonald. Norm had the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered and he was so relentlessly and uncompromisingly funny. I...

Canada Conservative leader questioned about moderating party

Sep. 10, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of Canada’s Conservative party said Thursday he is personally “pro choice” and voters can trust his leadership after being asked during an election debate about some of his candidates who have more conservative views than him on issues like abortion and...

Trudeau criticized at debate for calling Canadian election

Sep. 08, 2021 23:45 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leaders of Canada’s opposition parties criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for calling parliamentary elections during a pandemic, speaking Wednesday night during their second debate of the campaign. Trudeau called the vote last month hoping to...

Trudeau hit by gravel, says it won't stop how he campaigns

Sep. 07, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he won’t alter how he campaigns after he and others were hit by gravel thrown by an anti-vaccine protester during the campaign this week. Trudeau has faced increasingly hostile protests by what he...

Trudeau criticized for calling Canadian election in 4th wave

Sep. 02, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to call an election during the pandemic in first debate of the campaign for this month’s election. Trudeau is facing a tough re-election battle against his Conservative Party rival, Erin...