More than a quarter of a century after the NDP's Svend Robinson came out as Canada's first openly gay Member of Parliament, the LGBTQ community is hoping this election leads to more representation in the House of Commons.

An Environment Canada researcher has been placed on administrative leave with pay, after he wrote and performed a protest song against Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.

Week four of this 78-day election campaign focused on the economy, with the federal leaders sparring over how to best manage Canada’s financial books and deal with a volatile global market.

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