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Ads, #BarbaricCulturalPractices and Ford: Harper campaign hurt by self-inflicted wounds, poll finds

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The Conservatives’ own ads, Stephen Harper’s appearance with Rob Ford and the pledge to introduce a “Barbaric Cultural Practices” tip line all did more to drive voters away than to attract them to the Tories, according to a new poll.

Opinion: How Canada found an antidote to Lynton Crosby’s venom

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By Lisa Chang Lynton Crosby’s wedge strategies and dog whistle politics helped unpopular conservative prime ministers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to retain power. But the ‘Lizard of Oz’ failed so miserably in Canada, that his partner

Defeated Harper supporters call for independent “Republic of Western Canada”

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Supporters of defeated Prime Minister Stephen Harper are calling for an independent “Republic of Western Canada” covering Canada’s western provinces after the Liberal Party swept to power in the general election on Monday. Harper’s Conservatives, who only managed 99 seats

Liberals win majority as Canadians overcome voter suppression to defeat Harper

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Canadians coast to coast to coast voted out unpopular Prime Minister Stephen Harper and ushered in a Liberal majority government under Justin Trudeau amid reports of widespread voter suppression. Voters in Ontario, British Columbia and New Brunswick reported receiving ballots

Conservatives facing criminal investigation over election law violation for the 4th election in a row

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The Conservative Party of Canada is facing a criminal investigation over allegations that one of its candidates ordered senior members of his campaign team to tear down opponents’ election signs while putting up his own, making it the fourth time

Harper privately met Brampton sign vandals, photos show

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper privately met the men caught on tape vandalizing Liberal and NDP signs while putting up signs for the Conservative candidate, photographs show. The men, who have been identified as Balkar Jhutti and Harvinder Rai of Brampton,

Lynton Crosby abandons Harper

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The Australian dirty tricks strategist brought in last month to salvage Stephen Harper’s re-election campaign has abandoned the Conservatives, according to the spin doctor’s partner. Lynton Crosby, who successfully revived David Cameron’s flagging campaign earlier this year helping the UK

Liberals establish 20 point lead over Conservatives in Ontario

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The Liberals have extended their lead over the Conservatives to 20 percentage points in Ontario as more orange and green voters tactically switch to red, a sign that Justin Trudeau’s team is becoming the beneficiary the progressive’s ABC (anything but