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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.

World 25 Sep 2015 | 10:55 AM

Rivals accuse Canadian PM of pushing ban on veils to win votes

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's two main opposition leaders accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper in an election debate on Thursday of trying to win votes by pushing a ban on Muslim women's face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.

World 17 Sep 2015 | 3:30 AM

Canada New Democrats vow to hike corporate taxes, run surpluses

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's left-leaning New Democratic Party said on Wednesday it would raise the corporate tax rate to 17 percent from the current 15 percent in its first term in office if it wins the Oct. 19 federal election.

World 15 Sep 2015 | 2:55 AM

Balanced budget for Canada's Harper overshadows corruption trial

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (Reuters) - Good news about the economy propelled Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the campaign trail on Monday, with an earlier-than-expected budget surplus overshadowing the trial of a former aide for influence peddling.

World 15 Sep 2015 | 1:10 AM

Former aide to Canada PM goes on trial, adding to scandal

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A former aide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper went on trial for influence-peddling on Monday, adding to the scandal that has helped undermine the ruling Conservatives ahead of an October election.