Global National: Sept. 14, 2021 | Party campaigns clash over Quebec's key battlegrounds
CA, 15 Sep 2021
The federal election fight for Quebec is heating up, as dozens of key ridings are seeing close races, with just days left in the campaign. Mike Armstrong looks at what's at stake, and how Premier François Legault is trying to sway the vote.
Plus, a new, tell-all book from Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's first Indigenous justice minister and attorney general, is out. She gets candid with Dawna Friesen about the challenges she faced in politics, and her conversations with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Trudeau is also sharpening his attacks against Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, signalling a tight race with just days left in the election campaign. Abigail Bimman looks at the challenges the Liberals are facing.
The political parties are going after the parental vote this election, by making child-care a priority. But how do their plans compare and which ones are viable? Anne Gaviola breaks down the strategies, and whether they can really help cash-strapped families.
Meanwhile, the start of the school year at Western University in Ontario is being marred by crime. As Mike Drolet explains, police are investigating the death of 18-year-old Gabriel Neil on campus, as well as a series of alleged sexual assaults reported over one weekend.
And Quebec City's tourism scene is bouncing back after local businesses and attractions were pummeled by the pandemic. Dawna Friesen looks at what's driving the steady recovery, and why there's still a long road ahead.
And he was known as the comedian's comedian: remembering Canadian Norm Macdonald, who has died of cancer at 61.
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