The crisis in Afghanistan — alongside the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — has thrown up an alarming backdrop to the federal election, which could overshadow campaign efforts by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as his government's record comes under scrutiny.
The Canadian military will begin wrapping up its mission at Kabul airport in the coming days ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline the United States set for full withdrawal, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.
Jagmeet Singh made the campaign's first stop in an Indigenous community with a visit to the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, which announced in June a preliminary finding of 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school.
Justin Trudeau's political opponents took aim at him on the campaign trail on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, over the cost of living, facing broadsides from Conservatives for the decade-high pace of price growth and the NDP for high housing prices.
Public servants who can get vaccinated and choose not to will face "consequences" for their decision if the Liberals are returned to power, Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, as the issue of vaccine mandates exploded on the campaign trail.