Elise von Scheel

Elise von Scheel is a reporter with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau. She also produces The House and The Pollcast. You can get in touch with her at elise.von.scheel@cbc.ca.

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Trudeau, Singh target auto sector votes with different takes on new NAFTA

The Liberals and the NDP are targeting votes from Canadian autoworkers with different takes on the renegotiation of the NAFTA trade deal. 

NDP election campaign kicks off, unveiling tour bus and headquarters

On Sunday, Leader Jagmeet Singh unveiled the party's tour bus — covered with photos of Singh and accented in the traditional orange of the party — before departing for an event in Toronto. The day before was the opening of the NDP campaign headquarters in Ottawa. 

Singh promises bump to Quebec's immigration funds to address labour shortage

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says his government would give a boost to Quebec's immigration funding to help prepare immigrants to fill the province's labour shortage.

Scheer suspending campaign activities in Atlantic Canada amid hurricane warnings

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced he'd be putting Atlantic campaign efforts on hiatus while the East Coast braces for Hurricane Dorian to make landfall. 

The front-lines: Where federal party leaders are concentrating their efforts for the coming campaign

The federal leaders are about to shift from the barbecue circuit to the campaign trail — and where they choose to launch their campaigns and spend most of their time will be key to learning which regions of the country are set to become battlegrounds in the coming election.

Toronto mayor says city-wide handgun ban would be enough

Toronto's mayor is softening his call for a national handgun ban in hope of getting a city-wide ban sooner. 

Government reinstating some visa services at embassy in Cuba

The Canadian Embassy in Havana is reinstating some visa and biometric services after months of pushback from Canadians and Cubans.

SNC-Lavalin affair could turn Indigenous votes away from the Liberals, national chief warns

The SNC-Lavalin affair and Jody Wilson-Raybould's exit from the federal Liberal caucus will factor into the choices Indigenous voters make in the fall election, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Friday.

China can afford to wait out Canada in diplomatic dispute, Japanese ambassador warns

If China doesn't see a way to get what it wants from the current Canadian government, it would wait for the next one before resolving its diplomatic dispute, Japan's ambassador to Canada says.

Trudeau says he thinks Liberals will pick up seats in Alberta

With only 100 days left until the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes his chances of picking up seats in Alberta. The Liberals only have three seats in the province right now, two in Edmonton and one in Calgary. Of the 34 total seats in the province, the Conservatives hold 29. 

Cartoonist says he wouldn't change anything about controversial Trump cartoon

Political cartoonist Michael de Adder says he may have gone too far with some of his drawings, but he wouldn't change the depiction of Donald Trump he attributes with him getting fired.

Look past the pre-election drama, Premier Horgan urges provincial colleagues ahead of meeting

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says the provincial and territorial leaders need to show unity and not get swept up in pre-election drama as they meet for their annual gathering. 
The House

New rules for pre-election spending kick in Sunday

This October will be a road test for new rules set out by the federal government that change the way money is spent before the start of the federal election campaign. The rules kick in on Sunday. Here's what you need to know. 

Scheer climate plan would encompass more big polluters, require investments as penalty

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's climate proposal would change emissions thresholds to capture more large-scale polluters and compel those companies to invest in clean energy technology if they exceed emissions standards.

Big week ahead for Canadian pipelines, as key moves loom on TMX, bill C-69

Two decisions next week will provide more answers on the future of energy projects in Canada. The federal cabinet will announce Tuesday if it will approve the Trans Mountain pipeline, while the Senate will take a final vote on the Liberal government's controversial overhaul of federal environmental assessment legislation — bill C-69.