Canada Election 2021

FILE – People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

People’s Party left out of federal leaders’ debate; 5 parties will participate

French debate will be on Sept. 8 and English debate on Sept. 9.

FILE – People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh responds to questions during a news conference in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Three federal parties on offensive despite Trudeau sitting out 6th day of campaign

Parties battled over vaccination and abortion rights as the campaign continued

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh responds to questions during a news conference in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)

New Democrat Sabine Singh offers herself as bold alternative

Singh, who finished fourth in 2019, says Canada needs bold solutions

Sabine Singh is running for the second time as the standard-bearer of the federal New Democrats in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Taylor Roades/Submitted)
Reporters as questions as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

POLL: Are you upset with the decision to hold a federal election?

Ready or not, here it comes. When Justin Trudeau walked out of…

  • Aug 20, 2021
Reporters as questions as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)

Conservative David Busch promises Saanich-Gulf Islands voters to be a voice at the table

Unlike incumbent Elizabeth May of the federal Greens, Busch believes he can shape policy as part of a Conservative government

Conservative candidate David Busch, here seen with his family, calls the current federal election unnecessary and potentially reckless. (Jeff Slater/Submitted)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Quebec City. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Health-care funding gets spotlight in campaign as party leaders fan across country

Premiers want about $28 billion more this year and $4 billion annually after in health-care funding

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Quebec City. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
FILE – Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE – Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)

Trudeau’s election gamble for a majority government garners skepticism from expert

NDP, Conservatives both stronger than they were in 2019, UBC professor says

Conservatives Leader Erin O’Toole, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will be among five party leaders vying for power during the federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. (The Canadian Press)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Quebec City. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: O’Toole takes aim at Trudeau, Singh as inflation numbers shift focus of campaign

Conservatives pledge a GST-free December as campaign trail takes full form

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks to the media Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Quebec City. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Green candidate Elizabeth May questions need for federal election

Former Green Party leader says Canadians care about environment, not party turmoil

Elizabeth May, who is recovering from knee surgery, officially launched her campaign in Sidney Monday morning. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The BC Federation of Students and the Alberta Student Executive Council are seeking to mobilize voters under 35 to participate in the Sep. 20 federal election. (Influence the Vote campaign handout)

New campaign looks to encourage voting among the under-35 crowd in Western Canada

Influence the Vote campaign, launched by student federation groups, is hoping to have high voter turnout Sept. 20

The BC Federation of Students and the Alberta Student Executive Council are seeking to mobilize voters under 35 to participate in the Sep. 20 federal election. (Influence the Vote campaign handout)
Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)

Election 2021: Who are your Greater Victoria candidates?

All incumbent MPs are running again for the Sept. 20 election

Parliament buildings in Ottawa. (Black Press Media file photo)
Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

Federal Liberals peg Colwood councillor as candidate for next election

Longtime community leader Doug Kobayashi to run in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

Colwood Coun. Doug Kobayashi has been acclaimed as the federal Liberal candidate in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)