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Past articles by Althia:

How Justin Trudeau Didn't Lose The 2019 Election

From scandals, spin and slams to a minority government. → Read More

Vote Splits Will Matter In Calgary Centre As Liberal Kent Hehr Tries To Hold On

Diversity of Alberta riding makes winner hard to predict. → Read More

In Kelowna–Lake Country, Liberal Stephen Fuhr Aims To Prove His Surprise 2015 Win Was No Fluke

Conservatives are trying to win back what was once a centre-right fortress. → Read More

Liberal Minority Would Test Singh’s Commitment To Electoral Reform

“Electoral reform must be implemented,” says one NDP candidate. → Read More

Jagmeet Singh Will Push For Coalition If Tories Win Most Seats But Not A Majority

The NDP leader says he’ll do “whatever it takes” to keep the Tories from power. → Read More

NDP Flyers Comparing Greens To Conservatives Are 'Blatantly Dishonest': May

Jagmeet Singh defended the flyers, saying they just repeated May's own words. → Read More

In Beauce, Maxime Bernier Risks Losing Everything In His Toughest Fight Yet

His Conservative challenger Richard Lehoux is a former dairy farmer and mayor. → Read More

In Victoria, Climate Change Is At The Heart Of An Intriguing, 3-Way Race

Green Party candidate Racelle Kooy hopes to scoop up another B.C. seat from the NDP. → Read More

Andrew Scheer Falsely Claims Liberals Want To Decriminalize All Drugs

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says it's necessary to decriminalize illicit drugs. → Read More

In Burnaby North-Seymour, At Ground Zero Of Trans Mountain, Pipeline Politics Are Personal

Former NDP MP Svend Robinson is looking to take down Liberal incumbent Terry Beech. → Read More

Trudeau Asked At Saskatoon Town Hall To 'Round To The Nearest 5' How Often He Wore Racist Makeup

Another person told the Liberal leader not to “apologize” for incidents of blackface and brownface. → Read More

In Peterborough–Kawartha, A Bellwether Riding Grapples With A Growing Opioid Crisis

Maryam Monsef faces Conservative challenger Mike Skinner in a riding to watch. → Read More

Andrew Scheer’s Careful Word Choices Irk Anti-Abortion Activist

Campaign Life Coalition's Jack Fonseca says the Tory leader is trying to send a message to "both sides." → Read More

Alain Rayes, Scheer’s Quebec Lieutenant, Admits To Giving The Wrong Impression On Abortion

He's publicly said that backbench Tory MPs won't be able to touch the issue. → Read More

Bernier Claims ‘Islamist Extremists’ Have Infiltrated Canadian Politics

The former Conservative leadership contender had little evidence to back up his claim. → Read More

Ethics Watchdog Sides Firmly With Jody Wilson-Raybould On SNC-Lavalin Affair

Trudeau inappropriately used his position of authority, violated Conflict of Interest Act, the report says. → Read More

Jagmeet Singh Has Attended 1 Fundraiser This Year, Despite NDP’s Money Woes

The event cost participants $25 per ticket. → Read More

Justin Trudeau Urges Canadian Muslims To Make Themselves "Important" To The Conservative Party

The prime minister said it is the only way to ensure mainstream parties don’t sow fear and division. → Read More

Premiers Waging War On Trudeau Won't Be Limited On Campaign-Style Spending

Third-party rules don’t apply to provincial governments, Elections Canada says. → Read More

Trudeau Digs At Conservative Leader For Still ’Consulting’ Harper

At a Grit fundraiser, Trudeau painted the next election as a choice between moving forward or sliding back. → Read More