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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer at the Calgary Stampede on July 6. Groups associated with the Christian right are expected to support his political party in the October elections. The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

The Christian right’s efforts to transform society

The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Trump’s poll numbers went up after high levels of Russian troll activity, though Clinton’s didn’t go down. AP/Mary Altaffer, Chuck Burton

Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls

An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
New Labor leader Anthony Albanese will need to negotiate the centre-left ‘crisis’ if he hopes to win office. AAP/Bianca de Marchi

Centre-left politics: dead, in crisis, or in transition?

Across Western nations, the centre-left remains in opposition, with grim prospects for government. Whether this is a blip or its last gasp remains to be seen.

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