Canada Election 2021

Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 9, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
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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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Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

In the runup to the Sept. 20 federal election, Black Press Media…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)
The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Sept. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria, Saanich-Gulf Islands ridings lead for mail-in ballot requests

Ahead of the Sept. 20 election, Vancouver Island residents are gearing up to vote remotely

The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Sept. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
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 mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)

A guide to casting your federal election ballot in Greater Victoria

Voting options run Sept. 10 to 13 and Sept. 20

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is on Sept. 14, 2021, and Elections Canada must receive it by election day on Sept. 20, 2021. (Black Press Media files)
Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press file photo)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates talk housing and more at chamber forum

Online forum a ‘non-confrontational’ discussion hosted by West Shore, Sooke chambers of commerce

Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press file photo)
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
A perso holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tonight’s French debate, Thursday’s English debate pivotal for federal leaders

Millions of voters are expected to tune in to one of the two sessions

A perso holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Laura Frost (middle) with her sister, Elizabeth Johnson, husband Mark Frost and their dogs. (Contributed/Laura Frost campaign)

Gratitude for veterans inspired Conservative Laura Frost to join race in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

‘I just really felt in my heart how much we owe this country, our veterans who have stood up for us’

  • Sep 8, 2021
Laura Frost (middle) with her sister, Elizabeth Johnson, husband Mark Frost and their dogs. (Contributed/Laura Frost campaign)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Up to police to investigate, Trudeau says of being pelted with gravel on campaign

This is the latest Liberal event to be sidetracked by the arrival of what Trudeau called an ‘anti-vaxxer mob’

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)

Greens pin hopes on forest biologist in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Younger age gives him long-range perspective on issues, says Harley Gordon

Colwood resident Harley Gordon is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Photo courtesy of Harley Gordon)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

O’Toole clarifies gun policy, leaders talk Chinese detention of Canadians on campaign

Trudeau first opened his remarks in Markham, Ont., by acknowledging Sunday was a difficult one for the relatives

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Party leaders target workers, businesses in Labour Day campaign promises

Federal officials are currently reviewing the employment insurance system

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)

Victoria Green Party candidate Nick Loughton fed up with inaction on climate, housing

Local law student frustrated enough to throw his hat in the ring for Greens

Nick Loughton is running as Green Party of Canada in the Victoria riding. (Photo courtesy of Nick Loughton)
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier at rally in Abbotsford opposes ‘radical trans activists’

Bernier says his party would repeal bills C-16 and C-6 to protect public from ‘radical agenda’

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Rob Anderson is running to represent Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke for the People’s Party of Canada. (Courtesy of Rob Anderson)

People’s Party candidate Rob Anderson looks to unite Canadians in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

Former helicopter pilot talks lockdowns, vaccines and public rights and freedoms

Rob Anderson is running to represent Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke for the People’s Party of Canada. (Courtesy of Rob Anderson)
Randall Garrison is running for re-election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Submitted/Garrison Campaign)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke MP not done with Ottawa yet

Three-time NDP MP Randall Garrison hopes voters send him back to finish what he started

Randall Garrison is running for re-election in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Submitted/Garrison Campaign)