Candidates spread out on day 14 of campaign trail; Kenney says there will be no cuts to education and health in new budget
Trudeau and Singh head to B.C. while Scheer and May stay in the east
Federal candidates are spreading out across the country as the second week of campaigning wraps up. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is in southern B.C. to make an announcement in Burnaby, which NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s riding. Speaking of Singh, he is in Winnipeg to make a climate change announcement before heading back to his home district. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is back in southern Ontario. He begins his day in Niagara Falls and will head west in an attempt to regain control over traditionally Tory ridings. Green Leader Elizabeth May is staying in New Brunswick to make an announcement as well.
Social media giant’s disinformation policy change appears to be working
The Canadian federal election isn’t seeing any spreading of disinformation or manipulation on one social media platform, at least not yet. Twitter changed its disinformation-spotting policies to comply with Canada’s election laws. The company said the election has been clear so far.
Saving to the provincial budget to be found in low priority areas
No reductions to education or health spending are expected in Alberta’s new budget which will be tabled next month. Premier Jason Kenney said the document will reflect recommendations from the MacKinnon Report. He added money will be rerouted from low priority areas to frontline workers to find the savings.
U.N. meeting aims at easing regional conflicts
The focus of the United Nations meeting in New York City will pivot from climate change to regional conflicts. The organizations secretary general will give his “state of the world speech” amidst an escalating dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Saudis claim Iran was responsible for a recent attack on oil facilities, which Iran denies.