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Another minority government. Now what?

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the 2021 federal election, he said it was because he thought Canadians should have their say about where the country is going. Well, voters have spoken, and it's another minority Liberal government. With an almost identical House of Commons heading to Ottawa in terms of seat distribution, leaders are now facing post-election questions about their futures.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are seen in this composite image. (Images via The Canadian Press)

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Do endorsements from Obama, Clinton constitute election interference?

Endorsements for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau from former U.S. president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have raised questions about election interference. But according to the Canada Elections Act, a foreign citizen speaking about the Canadian election does not by itself constitute an instance of undue foreign influence.

Could a Conservative government close the border at Roxham Road?

In a video posted to his Twitter account Monday, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, in French, pledged to close the land border crossing at Roxham Road in Quebec where he says 'thousands of people crossed the border illegally' – a pledge experts say is complicated and misleading.

Could the Conservatives' tax credit help create more child-care spaces?

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s says his proposed child care tax credit would inject more money into the system, prompting the creation of sorely needed child care spaces across the country. But experts say his claims focus on the demand side of the equation, with unclear effects on supply.

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Conservative infighting costing the party Nanos says, as O'Toole support drops post-campaign

Continued Conservative infighting over whether Erin O'Toole should continue leading the party is a signal to voters that the Official Opposition is “not ready to govern,” says Nanos Research's Nik Nanos. 'If a party does not support its leader or a party is divided, it basically is a big signal to average voters that that party is not ready to govern,' Nanos said in the latest episode of CTV News' podcast Trend Line.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, centre, arrives to a Conservative caucus meeting with fellow members of Parliament and staff in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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Federal Election 2021: 27 ridings to watch and why they're important

CTVNews.ca has compiled profiles of 27 of the more compelling races in what could be a nail-biter of a federal election on Sept. 20. There are some that garner notable interest because of the implications they may have for the region, the broader momentum a party is picking up, or because of the big names on the ballot.

Everything you need to know about the 2021 federal election

The election campaign is underway. Who will you be voting for, and when, and where? When will the leaders debate each other? And what will CTV News be offering to keep you on top of the national election campaign? All of those answers and more on CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION

OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Trudeau steps up on climate at COP26

There’s been a lot of debate as to whether the UN climate summit in Glasgow was a success or failure. In his latest column for CTVNews.ca, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair calls it a ‘turning point’ for Canada on the world stage, and that we’ve finally taken a leadership role in sustainable development.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault hold a press conference at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Language back on frontburner

Language issues have always been a part of the Canadian political fabric. Mostly dormant in recent years, the issue of bilingualism, or lack of it, just came roaring back into the news as the president of Air Canada stumbled into a quagmire of his own making, writes former NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION | Don Martin: Does Trudeau love all of Canada? That's a good question now.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s single-minded takedown of oilsands production is like banning Christmas tree sales so he can start delivering on his three-year-old pledge to expand our forests by two billion trees, a promise that has yet to take root, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION | Don Martin: The good, bad and ugly of the new Trudeau cabinet

The over-arching theme of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet is how this gaggle of ministers is more lapdog than usual, where a long, loyal, sycophantic friendship to the prime minister appears to be THE critical consideration for a ticket to The Show, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION | Tom Mulcair: Trudeau's new resolve

Jean Chretien hit the nail on the head when he described the major shortcoming of Justin Trudeau’s reign: lots of good ideas that are well communicated but no experience to actually get things done, writes former NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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