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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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.

'Dear Government of Canada': Separated Canadian-Cuban families send plea to Ottawa

Canadians who are separated from their Cuban family members because of the embassy downsizing in Havana are sending Ottawa a plea for help.

Chinese ambassador to Canada to depart as diplomatic dispute rages on

Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Canada who has been a combative presence throughout a serious and ongoing dispute between the two countries, is expected to depart soon for a new posting, CBC News has confirmed.

Muslim witness calls for MP to be booted from caucus after 'you should be ashamed' outburst

The Muslim man who was the target of an angry confrontation by Conservative MP Michael Cooper during a committee appearance says the punishment meted out by leader Andrew Scheer isn't enough. 

Some believe U.S. no safe haven for asylum seekers, despite Canada's Third Country Agreement

Immigration experts are warning that the United States is no longer a safe destination for asylum seekers, and are urging Canada to provide that safety.