Viewing parties become victory parties as fans cheer Bianca Andreescu's historic U.S. Open win

Viewing parties become victory parties as fans cheer Bianca Andreescu's historic U.S. Open win

Typically low-key affairs, viewing parties were anything but Saturday after Mississauga tennis star Bianca Andreescu fended off a late rally from Serena Williams at the U.S. Open to win Canada’s first ever Grand Slam singles title. “This is historic,” said a fan at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga, one of several area venues that […]

Spam texts from political parties – what you need to know

Spam texts from political parties – what you need to know

Many Canadians were surprised this weekend when their phones were buzzed by an incoming spam text from an unexpected political source. The Conservative Party of Canada mass-texted millions of randomly generated phone numbers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick, telling recipients that gasoline prices were about to spike and they should fill up. The texts were […]

More than two dozen fringe parties vying for attention in Ontario election

More than two dozen fringe parties vying for attention in Ontario election

TORONTO—Ontario’s election is all but down to two parties, if the polls are correct, but more than two dozen are actually competing, including those targeting the vegan vote, the anti-sex-ed vote and the no-vote vote. Beyond the usual Progressive Conservative, NDP and Liberal suspects exists a grab bag of minor and fringe parties, some of […]

Government not ready to apply privacy laws to political parties

Government not ready to apply privacy laws to political parties

The government isn’t ready to legislate changes that would put political parties under privacy laws, but suggests other tools could be developed to help mitigate the threat to Canadians’ personal information. “We are open to moving to strengthen the privacy regime that governs political parties,” Scott Brison, acting minister of democratic institutions, told CBC Radio’s The House. […]