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August 19, 2018 9:29 PM New Brunswick political parties jump into election season early

The province’s Green Party plans to get ahead of the writ as well, with party leader David Coon telling The Canadian Press in an email that he plans to launch his campaign on Tuesday. Early polls suggest the election may be too close to call, though Gallant’s main opponent appears to be Blaine Higgs, who became head of the Progressive Conservative Party 4

August 16, 2018 4:13 PM Conservative leader fuels Maxime Bernier’s Twitter rant on identity politics

Scheer said he personally disagrees with politicians on the left and the right when they use identity politics to divide Canadians and he will “not engage in this type of politics.” Scheer added that Bernier “holds no official role in caucus’’ and does not speak for the party on any issue. Bernier’s latest Twitter thread says identity politics means 7

August 15, 2018 7:05 PM Conservative leader urged to kick Maxime Bernier out of caucus

Canada being subjected to “extreme Liberal multiculturalism,” Bernier wrote, comparing the dedication to the decision in Victoria to remove a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from outside city hall. “While a statue of our country’s founder is being removed in one city, a park was recently named after Pakistan’s founder in another, in the presence of M-103 Liberal 6

August 13, 2018 2:16 PM IndyCar leader Scott Dixon signs extension with Ganassi

The New Zealand native has won the Indianapolis 500 and his 44 career victories trail only A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti on the all-time win list. At 38, he’s leading the series in pursuit of his fifth IndyCar title. Dixon has three wins this season and leads Alexander Rossi by 46 points in the standings with four races remaining. “I think when you mention 9

August 9, 2018 8:48 PM No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

ST. LOUIS — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start. A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After having his caddie grab his backup shirt from the bag, Woods popped into a restroom near the 12th tee box, put on the dry shirt and shot 3 under the rest of the way to finish 10

August 8, 2018 8:53 PM Browns’ Baker Mayfield spikes nerves as NFL spotlight awaits

CLEVELAND—Baker Mayfield played on a big stage at Oklahoma, so he’s not scared of stepping onto football’s biggest one. The Browns rookie quarterback — and perhaps their QB of the future — will make his NFL exhibition debut Thursday night as Cleveland visits the New York Giants in a game that will feature the top two overall picks in this year’s draft 12

August 7, 2018 2:27 PM Buck-a-beer by Labour Day weekend, Doug Ford says

Buck-a-beer will be available by Labour Day weekend — and brewers who get on board will get free promotions in LCBO stores, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday. Speaking at a brewery in Picton, Ford said “the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. We’re bringing back buck-a-beer to Ontario,” as promised during the election campaign. He said by Aug. 27, brewers 9

August 6, 2018 3:16 PM Party nominates cricket star turned politician Imran Khan to be Pakistan’s next PM

Khan’s Tahreek-e-Insaf party won the most parliament seats in last month’s general elections — 115 — but fell short of a majority in the 342-seat assembly, requiring it to form a coalition. Many lawmakers who won as independents in the July 25 vote have joined his coalition. Tahreek-e-Insaf leader Arif Alvi, a lawmaker elected from Karachi, said Khan was formally 13

August 6, 2018 3:05 PM Brazil party picks presidential backup option for jailed leader Lula

SAO PAULO—Brazil’s Workers’ Party announced Monday that former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad will become its presidential candidate if jailed ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who leads in national polls, is barred from running in the October election. Party chairwoman Gleisi Hoffmann said that Haddad will be the vice-presidential candidate pending 14

August 6, 2018 2:50 AM Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh expected to run for MP of Burnaby South riding

CBC reported the decision from two anonymous sources. The NDP spokesperson wasn’t available for comment when the Star reached out Sunday night. A spokesperson for the party wouldn’t confirm the decision to CBC, but said many people in the Metro Vancouver suburb have been showing support for Singh and urging him to run in the next byelection. “When Mr. Singh 15