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Your questions about the Queen's funeral answered

Ahead of Queen Elizabeth's funeral at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, we answer your questions about what to expect from the service, which high-profile guests will attend and what will happen afterward.

Worried about a shortage of children's medications? Here's what you need to know

Parents are urged not to panic-buy pain and fever medications, and instead speak to a pharmacist, as some stores across Canada run low on children's acetaminophen and ibuprofen products.

Rogers customers grow increasingly frustrated on 3rd day without cell, internet service

The federal government has ordered a meeting with Rogers' CEO and other telecom leaders, as some customers remain unable to make calls, send texts or get online more than 48 hours after a major outage disrupted the company's services.
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Many Canadians angry after election produces a $610M bill and not much change

Many Canadians are feeling a sense of déjà vu — and they’re not happy about it — after an expensive election in the middle of a pandemic left them with a government that looks an awful lot like the last one.
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Are election signs still useful? Political observers say yes

Federal parties know how important it is to woo voters on social media, but that doesn’t mean they abandon the traditional way of campaigning — erecting candidate signs on lawns. But do they influence the way Canadians vote?
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What COVID-19 precautions are being taken on voting day?

As millions of voters head to the polls Monday to vote in the federal election, here are the COVID-19 safety measures Canadians can expect at the polls on voting day.
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Abortion is legal. Why is it still an election issue?

Abortion has been legal in Canada for decades, but the issue resurfaces every federal election. CBC News spoke to experts to break down why it comes up and whether it’s still relevant for voters.
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Low-income seniors say they've been ignored this election

Experts and advocates for Canadian seniors say the patchwork of tax credits and cash promises made by the parties will fail to adequately support low-income seniors living independently.
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What the parties have promised for people with disabilities

Searching for what each of the parties say they are going to do for people with disabilities? Look no further, because CBC News has you covered.
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What will happen to my marked ballot? Your questions answered

Once you vote, your mission’s accomplished, but there’s still an odyssey ahead for your ballot. We look at what happens to that little piece of paper from the time it's cast to the 10 years later, when it's destroyed.
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Canadians isolating due to COVID-19 will be unable to vote on election day

The right to vote is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But the spread of COVID-19 could force many Canadian voters to isolate at home on election day.
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How accessible is voting for people with disabilities?

Are you concerned about your polling station meeting your accessibility needs? Here’s what you need to know to cast your ballot.
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This is Canada's most expensive election

The federal election is estimated to cost taxpayers $610 million. So what are we paying for?
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What is basic income and which of Canada's main parties support it?

Help during the pandemic in the form of the Canada emergency response benefit has reinvigorated calls for a national livable income program. Canada’s political parties are divided on whether basic income is the best way to help those living below the poverty line.
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Key dates you need to remember for voting in the federal election

Election day is Monday, Sept. 20, but you have other options — from advance voting to mail-in ballots. If you opt for mail-in voting, within Canada or abroad, you have to apply by Sept. 14.

All the ways you can vote in the 2021 federal election

Whether you want to vote on election day, ahead of time, in your own home or out of the country, we’ve got you covered.
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Canadians living abroad have the right to vote. Here's why

There are about 36,000 Canadians currently living abroad who are eligible to cast their ballots in this federal election, according to Elections Canada. We look at the ins and outs of casting a ballot abroad.
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Here's why you can't vote online in the 2021 federal election

Despite all the day-to-day activities that moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, one that hasn’t gone digital is voting in federal elections. Here's why.
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Should election day be a holiday or held on a weekend in Canada?

A political scientist says the Canadian convention of having a weekday election can be traced back to the country’s Protestant tradition to observe Sabbath over the weekend.
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Don't want to vote in person? Here's how to mail in your ballot

Looking to avoid the polls this year? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a complete guide to voting by mail in the upcoming federal election.
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Why Elections Canada still uses paper voter lists and hand counts ballots for federal elections

Have you ever wondered why Elections Canada still uses paper voter lists at the polls and why ballots are hand-counted for federal elections? We’ve got you covered.
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Electoral reform: Is Trudeau's broken promise on any party's agenda?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s 2015 promise to change our first-past-the-post voting system was abandoned by the party. Voters are still wondering what the main parties are saying about electoral reform during this federal election. We break down the party platforms.
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Will COVID-19 vaccine passports affect my ability to vote? Your election questions answered

Many voters have reached out to CBC News to ask whether they will need to show proof of vaccination to vote in provinces that have vaccine passport systems. Here's what Elections Canada says about voting while unvaccinated.
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How to vote at any Elections Canada office in the country

If you’re away from home on election day and during advance polls, you can still vote in the federal election — and a mail-in ballot isn’t your only option.
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How to vote in the federal election while living abroad

Expats should apply to be on the International Register of Electors by Sept. 14. Once you're on the list, Elections Canada will mail you a voting kit with a special ballot. Completed mail-in special ballots must arrive in Canada by Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

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