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The U.S. Capitol building framed by a makeshift gallows on January 6, 2021 during the siege by Donald Trump supporters. Image: Tyler Merbler/Wikimedia Commons
Shira Lurie | PPC leader Maxime Bernier alleged voter fraud on Twitter early in the campaign. Still, a version of the "Big Lie" has yet to infiltrate Canadian politics in a meaningful way. Key word: yet.
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Justin Trudeau visits the Montreal Metro the day after the election. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Stephen Wentzell | Last week, as federal party leaders made their final pitches to Canadians on the campaign trail, national politics reporter Stephen Wentzell spoke to Washington Post columnist David Moscrop.
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A 'Make Every Vote Count' sign from a protest in Guelph over Justin Trudeau's decision to drop electoral reform in 2017. Image: Ryan Hodnett/Flickr
Ole Hendrickson | The low voter turnout for this year's election indicates that all is not well with democracy in Canada. We need a thoughtful and detailed study of alternative electoral systems.
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Justin Trudeau visits his campaign office in Papineau, Quebec on Election Day. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The truth is that the Trudeau government decided to call an election in the midst of a pandemic knowing full well that campaigning and voting would be more difficult than in normal times.
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Preston Manning in 2013 (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
David J. Climenhaga | The punditocracy is already acting as if Justin Trudeau and his Liberals will squeak back into power. It sounds as if Preston Manning, godfather of the Canadian right, is leaning the same way.
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People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier. Image: Maxime Bernier/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Have the zealots who could always be counted on to get out and vote for the Conservatives abandon Erin O'Toole and the CPC for Max Bernier's People's Party of Canada?
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Matthew Hayes | Unless there are substantial reforms to the National Housing Act and the Banking Act, wealthy elites will continue to use our financial system to game the housing market and take more workers' money.
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Elections Canada VOTE signs. Image: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Veteran politics reporter Karl Nerenberg digs into the question of whether strategic voting actually works.
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Chuka Ejeckam, Rachel Snow | Chuka Ejeckam and Rachel Snow address the question of what the campaign have done on the issue of systemic racism.
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Quebec solidaire Leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois poses with a wok in response to being called 'woke' by François Legault. Image: Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, the Québec solidaire leader decided it was time to shift the focus away from Quebec's widespread sense of grievance and back to the source of the controversy, Law 21 itself.
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Erin O'Toole smiles with a mug in his hand on day two of the 2021 election campaign. Image: Erin O'Toole/Flickr
Toby Sanger | Erin O'Toole might smile and wave, but underneath, it's the same old party with the same old corporate tax breaks.
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A mural in San Francisco in 2013 that reads "tax the rich." Image: mendolus shank/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Journalists' exasperation, O'Toole and Margaret Thatcher, and Jagmeet Singh's cheesy populism. Rick Salutin weighs in on the highs and lows of this campaign.