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Making a "pitch" for votes! 
Colin Perkel of The Canadian Press chips in today with this file about the Jays and our general election:TORONTO -- The sight of buttoned-down political leaders in the stands cheering on the country's hottest sports team should come as no [...]
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Hah. Good for Ian. I wish we had more of this type of thing in Canadian politics in place of all of the down and dirty negative ads we see.
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Posting this from Oregon's north coast -- which I would put high up on this ranking ...
The most beautiful places in America (and the ugliest, too).
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CPC tajes a second swing at Mulcair
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Holy spending, batman!
The picture above is what a cheque handout ceremony looks like if you're an MP. (Read about this one in an article in Okotoks Online titled 'Federal Funding To Help Local Communities)  The MP here is Conservative John Barlow -- in the middle with [...]
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As of this week, the ol' Predictionator (what's that?) shows that the former Liberal MP Anthony Rota should expect a pretty easy win on October 19. But Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn recently headed to the shores of beautiful Lake [...]
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Canadian Press reporters Kristy Kirkup and Andy Blatchford report:The Conservatives are using former members of the Canadian military to act as security guards at their election campaign events, in addition to the RCMP officers who are assigned to [...]
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Away we go in Ontar-aree-aree-oh!
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne committed today to calling by-election in Simcoe-North so that newly minted PC leader Patrick Brown can try to get a seat in Queen's Park. Here's a partial transcript of what Wynne said today in Penetanguishene (which [...]
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Conservative job interviewers now go after Mulcair--

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NDP builds support in Ontario, largely unopposed
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was campaigning all over southwestern Ontario last week and at every day-ending rally, supporters were pretty much told Justin Trudeau was a coward.
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  • Sun Media
    National Bureau Chief, 2010 - present
  • Canwest News Service, CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Hamilton Spectator, Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, Orillia Packet and Times, Orangeville Banner
    National Affairs Correspondent, 2008 - 2010
  • CTV National News
    Parliamentary Correspondent, 2001 - 2008
  • The Globe and Mail
    Contributing Writer, 2001 - 2005
  • National Post
    Senior Technology Correspondent, 1998 - 2001
  • Hamilton Spectator
    Business Reporter, 1996 - 1998
  • Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
    Reporter, 1994 - 1998
  • Orillia Packet and Times
    Reporter, 1991 - 1994
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Gemini Award-winning reporter David Akin is the National Bureau Chief for Sun Media and is based in Sun's Parliament Hill bureau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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  • University of Guelph
    History, 1983 - 1992
  • John F. Ross CVI, Guelph
    1977 - 1982
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David Akin: Mulcair needs to tip-toe through the pipeline issue | The Pr...
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This election is one for the history books for many reasons. It’s the longest modern campaign, the costliest and the first where three parti

Mulcair paints Trudeau as a coward
www.torontosun.com

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair was campaigning all over southwestern Ontario last week and at every day-ending rally, supporters were pretty much

It's orange versus blue
www.ottawasun.com

The brain trust at NDP headquarters had a tricky problem to solve last week.

Heavyweight federal midtown fight shapes up
www.torontosun.com

She was once proud to be one of Stephen Harper’s most partisan foot soldiers.

Economic uncertainty could help Harper
www.torontosun.com

Canada’s economy is clearly wilting.

The easy ride in the West may be over for Harper's team
www.torontosun.com

The morning after Rachel Notley and her happy NDP warriors had vanquished Jim Prentice and the Alberta PCs, Prentice’s former colleagues in

Personal view—Steven Fletcher
www.economist.com

IN 1996 a moose jumped in front of my car, destroying itself and my vehicle. It almost destroyed me. This quintessential Canadian accident l

Trudeau’s nonsense answer to a question voters should ask
www.torontosun.com

OTTAWA - This week, we learned that ISIS savages locked five hapless civilians in a cage, lowered the cage in a pool and then filmed their d

Cash for votes: Harper’s MPs set for summer of handouts
www.torontosun.com

Once, when we were talking about the time-honoured practice of politicians posing with cheques dispensed by the capital for use in the local

Top chief says focus on aboriginal job creation
www.calgarysun.com

OTTAWA - Clarence Louie has been chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band almost continuously since 1984.

New ad from anti-Harper group all baloney
www.winnipegsun.com

Though we’ve got more than 120 days to go until the election, political parties are already crowding the airwaves with ads.

No, we shouldn’t
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“INDEPENDENCE is more alive than ever!” proclaimed Pierre Karl Péladeau as he accepted the leadership of the separatist Parti Québécois (PQ)

Canada failing at tracking terrorist financing
www.ottawasun.com

The incremental cost of a terrorist attack to take down a plane, al-Qaida once boasted, was about $4,200.

The vulgar heckling incident: Let me spell it out for you
www.theglobeandmail.com

I won’t use the acronym for those words decorously deployed by many when writing up this story; it’s an acronym coined by the man who came u

Will Alberta make Notley Canada's most powerful New Democrat?
www.torontosun.com

On Tuesday, Albertans will vote in the 29th general election since the province’s entry into Confederation in 1905.

With Canada's help, a moderate Muslim king battles ISIS
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OTTAWA - He flies his own Black Hawk helicopter around his Middle East kingdom.

Duffy, as Senator, Paid Journalists
canadalandshow.com

The high-profile trial of Mike Duffy, one of the country's best-known former journalists, has put a spotlight on two other political journal

Tom Mulcair fights the squeeze in Metro Vancouver ridings
www.vancouversun.com

Tom Mulcair is being squeezed on all sides as he begins a campaign-style swing through the Lower Mainland on Wednesday to promote what he sa

Top soldier stepping down at critical time for Canadian Forces
www.theglobeandmail.com

General Tom Lawson is stepping aside after three years on the job

Ratf**king: a lengthy exposition, five questions, and a TV appearance | ...
warrenkinsella.com

That's what they called it, in the Watergate days: ratf**king. No less an authority than Wikipedia defines it as "an American slang term for