Child poverty, the NDP and how we vote: How politics touched Canadians this week

Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press

Published Friday, November 25, 2016 5:18PM EST

OTTAWA — The prime minister was out of town most of the week — winding up a trade-focused trip to South America and gearing up for an aid-focused trip to Africa — but the pace of politicking was relentless all the same.

Whether it was phasing out coal, cracking down on vaping or buying fighter jets; limiting medicinal pot for veterans, fretting about Liberal fundraising or coming to grips with suicide in the military, the news hurricane on Parliament Hill was relentless.

And that doesn’t even include the problem of child poverty, the leadership dynamics within the NDP and new steps on democratic reform.

Here are three ways politics this week will have a lasting effect on Canadians:


The number-crunchers at Campaign 2000, a group that advocates for the eradication of child poverty, say one out …
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