Campaign Diary: Of Testy Leaders and Zealous Handlers

Covering this Canadian federal election has been a surreal experience. First off, being a permanent resident without the right to vote, it made me feel like a party crasher – an outsider on the inside.…

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How Parties Aim to Address Economic Inequality

During the 2015 election campaign, one issue remained imminent for many Canadians: how will the newly elected government improve the economy? But, a question less pondered, of interest to many immigrant communities is how will…

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Ethnic Media in #Elxn42: A Double-Edged Sword

During an election, ethnic media is a double-edged sword.  On one hand, they provide an outlet for parties to target their messaging towards immigrant groups.  Recognizing the interests and issues that affect Canada’s largest minority groups,…

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‘Delayed Citizens’ Escape Campaign Attention

While citizenship, immigration and refugee policy have been major issues in the current election campaign, not much has been said about the three-fold increase in the cost of becoming a citizen imposed by the Conservative…

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Vancouver South Residents Seek Change

Canada’s weakening economy, the implication of Anti-terrorism Act, Bill C-51 and rapid growth in the riding are some of the main concerns of constituents in Vancouver South. These issues might decide the fate of this…

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‘Ethnic’ Ridings to Watch on Election Night

As Oct. 19 is only days away, a quick look at ridings with interesting ethno-cultural dynamics at play will give you an idea of what to watch out for on election night. It is highly…

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Election Watch: Attacks on Multiculturalism May Haunt Tories

Unlike the pictured protester, many Canadians have been muted when it comes to speaking up for Muslims who have been attacked throughout this election campaign.  Photo Credit: NCM Stock Image by Nariman Ansari This is…

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