Canada Election 2021

People’s Party of Canada candidate for Victoria, John Randal Phipps. (Courtesy of John Randal Phipps)

People’s Party candidate John Randal Phipps would fight vaccine passports in Victoria

Kabuki Kabs founder’s 30 years of entrepreneurship informs his opinion

People’s Party of Canada candidate for Victoria, John Randal Phipps. (Courtesy of John Randal Phipps)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates clash on environment, agree on high ferry, housing costs

May calls Trans-Mountain Pipeline an abomination, Moore-Arbour defends need for it

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
Hannah Hodson is the Victoria riding’s Conservative Party of Canada candidate. (Courtesy of Hannah Hodson)

Conservative Hannah Hodson looks to break other parties’ stranglehold on Victoria riding

Former B.C. government staffer, Ottawa legislative assistant eager to bring new voice to Parliament

Hannah Hodson is the Victoria riding’s Conservative Party of Canada candidate. (Courtesy of Hannah Hodson)
Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

Canada urgently needs a trade and economic strategy for our own critical mineral deposits

Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, his wife, Rebecca, and their children check out a CF-18 Hornet parked near their campaign plane as they arrive in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

4 leaders square off in 1st televised debate of federal election campaign

Green party’s Annamie Paul and the Peoples’ party’s Maxime Bernier were not invited to participate

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, his wife, Rebecca, and their children check out a CF-18 Hornet parked near their campaign plane as they arrive in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)

North Saanich Residents’ Association hosting Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates forum

Live event scheduled for Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Saanich Presbyterian Church

Federal candidates in Saanich Gulf-Islands will participate in a live forum Sept. 8 at Saanich Presbyterian Church, organized by the North Saanich Residents’ Association. (Black Press Media)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reveals his party’s election platform during the Canadian federal election in Toronto on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals highlight contrast with Conservatives on abortion, guns

O’Toole is outlining a plan to build key infrastructure, promising to end delays and get shovels in the ground

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reveals his party’s election platform during the Canadian federal election in Toronto on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is reflected in the Conservative Party logo on his teleprompter as speaks to the media on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Ottawa. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau, O’Toole in Ontario, Singh in Quebec on Day 18 of election campaign

Affordability was a key election talking point on the campaign trail

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is reflected in the Conservative Party logo on his teleprompter as speaks to the media on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Ottawa. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waves from the steps of his campaign plane as he arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Tories target Trudeau on economy as new StatCan figures show recent contraction

Speaking in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, Trudeau said there are pockets of the economy that remain weak

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waves from the steps of his campaign plane as he arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Laurel Collins points to her infant daughter’s future when asked why Canadian should re-elect her and elect an NDP government in Ottawa. (Photo courtesy of Laurel Collins)

Laurel Collins vows to keep fighting for Victoria electors in Ottawa

Incumbent points to NDP influence on federal pandemic supports, climate legislation

Laurel Collins points to her infant daughter’s future when asked why Canadian should re-elect her and elect an NDP government in Ottawa. (Photo courtesy of Laurel Collins)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

‘Together we rise,’ NDP leader tells supporters on Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh visits Ladysmith to talk about pandemic social programs and climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)

Saanich Gulf-Islands candidates mostly sidestep question on Amazon’s arrival in Sidney

NDP’s Sabine Singh, and to lesser degree Green incumbent Elizabeth May, critical of online giant

Liberal Sherri Moore-Arbour (from left, top to bottom), incumbent Green Elizabeth May, New Democrat Sabina Singh and Conservative David Busch participated in the MicCHEK podcast hosted by Rob Shaw and Joe Perkins (top right) on Monday morning. (Screenshot)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

Partisan shots are starting to frame the third week of the federal campaign that wraps up on Sept. 20.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Doug Kobayashi, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian, is running for a federal seat in the Sept. 20 election. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Kobayashi campaign signs vandalized with swastikas in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

‘When people make comments that there’s no racism in Canada, or there’s no racism here, I just laugh,’ says Liberal candidate

Doug Kobayashi, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian, is running for a federal seat in the Sept. 20 election. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up to supporters after a campaign rally Friday, August 27, 2021 in Sydney, NS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

O’Toole, Singh denounce aggressive protesters dogging Trudeau campaign

Trudeau is not the only politician to be targeted

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up to supporters after a campaign rally Friday, August 27, 2021 in Sydney, NS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Unrest and the unexpected have made Annamie Paul’s leadership a rough ride so far

Annamie Paul says she got into politics knowing it would bring a constant barrage of the unexpected

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Nikki Macdonald, the Liberal candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Nikki Macdonald)

Victoria Liberal candidate hopes to bring climate knowledge, collaboration to Ottawa

Nikki Macdonald hopes her background shows voters she can deliver on addressing climate change

Nikki Macdonald, the Liberal candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of the Nikki Macdonald)
A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Rally participants warn of imminent shortage of nurses in B.C.

40 per cent of senior nurses set to retire in four years, 50 per cent of new hires leaving after two, says rally organizer

A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a whistle-stop at Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston, Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal parties prescribe health measures on the campaign trail

Coronavirus and other health measures front-and-centre as the leaders continue barnstorming

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a whistle-stop at Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston, Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick