Canada Election 2021

Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will parties improve the country’s health care system?

Issues range from abortion access to long-term care facilities

Hospital transfer workers are seen outside the Lynn Valley Centre care home in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)

All-candidates’ meeting in Chilliwack-Hope cancelled after vaccination kerfuffle

PPC candidate barred by health officials from event because of his unvaccinated status

Chilliwack-Hope federal election candidates, top row left to right, Mark Strahl (Conservative), Kelly Velonis (Liberal), DJ Pohl (NDP), bottom row left to right, Arthur Green (Green Party), and Rob Bogunovic (People’s Party of Canada). (Submitted)
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UPDATE: Trudeau, O’Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

Leger poll shows Liberals and Conservatives each with 32 per cent of decided voters

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

Pledge of criminal sanctions for anyone blocking access to health or harassing health-care workers

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Canadian flag patch is shown on a soldier’s shoulder in Trenton, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg photo)

South Surrey-based veterans’ group continues quest for covenant, bill of rights

Equitas Society seeking ‘political solution’ to long-sought legislation

A Canadian flag patch is shown on a soldier’s shoulder in Trenton, Ont., on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg photo)
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters outside a campaign office in Sudbury, Ont., Sunday, September 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders argue over how to pay for promises as voters head to advance polls

Elections Canada said more than 1.3 million voters cast their ballot in-person on first day of advance polls

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh greets supporters outside a campaign office in Sudbury, Ont., Sunday, September 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Trudeau says he did not want Wilson-Raybould to lie as SNC-Lavalin affair re-emerges

Affair led to Wilson-Raybould’s resignation from Trudeau’s cabinet

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

CANADA VOTES 2021: Here are the parties’ plans for leading Canada out of the COVID pandemic

As Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20, one issue continues…

Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders back on the hustings after back-to-back debates

Quebec appears to emerging as a major battleground in the upcoming vote

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)

Tonight’s Delta all-candidates meeting cancelled

Delta Residents Association event on Sept. 11, Delta Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 14 still a go

Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)
Three of the four federal election candidates vying for the South Surrey-White Rock riding participate in a virtual forum, alongside South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and moderator Lance Peverley Thursday afternoon. A fourth candidate, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, was not available to take part after suffering an injury in a fall earlier in the week. (Zoom screenshot)
Three of the four federal election candidates vying for the South Surrey-White Rock riding participate in a virtual forum, alongside South Surrey-White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna and moderator Lance Peverley Thursday afternoon. A fourth candidate, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, was not available to take part after suffering an injury in a fall earlier in the week. (Zoom screenshot)
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Bloc Québécois Leader says debate opened with ‘a bunch of insults against Quebecers’ by the moderator

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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From right, NDP candidate June Liu and Liberal candidate Gordie Hogg speak to South Surrey and White Rock voters at a CARP candidates forum Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

South Surrey-White Rock candidates talk taxes, health care, policing

Candidates to meet again at virtual forum on affordable housing planned Saturday

From right, NDP candidate June Liu and Liberal candidate Gordie Hogg speak to South Surrey and White Rock voters at a CARP candidates forum Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘It’s going to happen’: Surrey rally encourages voters research candidates’ climate-action plans

Surrey event was part of cross-Canada event to demand politicians take climate emergency action

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
A view of the set for the French language federal election leaders’ debate is shown at the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, Sept.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers

Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

Health transfers, child-care funding, climate and the COVID-19 take centre stage in first debate

A view of the set for the French language federal election leaders’ debate is shown at the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, Sept.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay was taken to hospital Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 8), after tripping on a stair as she left home to head to an event at Bakerview Park in South Surrey. (File photos)

South Surrey-White Rock Conservative candidate injured in fall

Kerry-Lynne Findlay taken to hospital as precaution after suffering gash to head

Conservative candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay was taken to hospital Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 8), after tripping on a stair as she left home to head to an event at Bakerview Park in South Surrey. (File photos)