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World 16 Oct 2015 | 5:30 AM

Canada Liberal boss defends ethics after pipeline furore

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian election front runner Justin Trudeau defended the ethics of his Liberal team on Thursday after his campaign co-chair was forced to resign over controversial advice to an energy company on how to lobby a Liberal government.

World 15 Oct 2015 | 8:30 AM

Brothels, shackles and marijuana feature in Canada election ads

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday defended an election ad that claimed his main rival wanted to set up brothels - the latest in a series of hard-hitting commercials that have marked the campaign.

World 15 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM

Canada's fractious opposition leaders face pressure to cooperate

OTTAWA (Reuters) - In the final week of Canada's election campaign, the leaders of the opposition Liberals and New Democratic Party are locked in a fierce and divisive battle for the same centre-left votes.

World 14 Oct 2015 | 3:20 AM

Al Jazeera journalist Fahmy says betrayed, abandoned by Canada PM

TORONTO (Reuters) - Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist pardoned last month after spending over 400 days in an Egyptian jail, said on Tuesday that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper should have worked much harder to secure his release.

World 07 Oct 2015 | 5:30 AM

Canada wives join electoral fray but lack Michelle Obama's star power

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Political wives have popped up on the Canadian campaign trail, adding a personal dimension to a tight race, but none come close to the visibility or influence of spouses like Michelle Obama.

World 06 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM

Canada election shifts attention to trade deal as race narrows

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Trailing in second place two weeks before Canada's election, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a trade pact on Monday that largely protects the agricultural voting bloc, putting pressure on opponents who hope the deal would be a weak spot.

World 03 Oct 2015 | 11:00 AM

Canada opposition NDP blasts rivals in bid to regain lost ground

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, trying to regain lost ground ahead of the Oct. 19 election, lashed out at his rivals on Friday while defending his unpopular opposition to a ban on Muslim full face coverings in citizenship ceremonies.

World 02 Oct 2015 | 5:30 AM

Canada Conservatives buoyant over election, see boost in votes

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's ruling Conservatives, buoyed by polls showing they are starting to break away in the run-up to the Oct. 19 election, predict they will do even better than forecast given their past ability to beat polls that underestimate voter support.

World 29 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM

Canada opposition says PM betraying nation's reputation abroad

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian opposition leaders criticised Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday, saying he had betrayed the nation's reputation abroad by abandoning its commitment to multilateralism and helping those in trouble.

World 27 Sep 2015 | 8:20 PM

Insight - Canada election may be so close that it leads to political instability

OTTAWA (Reuters) - With Canada’s three main political parties all getting around 30 percent support in polls, the odds of a period of political instability after the October 19 election are rising.