Election 2021

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)
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Online candidate meeting set for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding

Event to be broadcast on social meeting beginning Sept. 8

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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)
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)
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)
Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)

Federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands says voters are looking for an alternative

Sherri Moore-Arbour sees herself as a champion of progressive causes

Sherri Moore-Arbour, federal Liberal candidate for Saanich–Gulf Islands, believes voters are shopping for an alternative to incumbent Elizabeth May. (Photo Courtesy of Moore-Arbour Campaign)
Julie Scurr, president of the Duncan Cowichan chamber of commerce, invites the public to submit questions for candidates in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding that will be attending a candidates’ forum in September, hosted by four chambers in the riding, in preparation for the upcoming federal election. (File photo)

Business community to host virtual candidates forum for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

Public asked to submit questions by 4 p.m. on Sept. 3

Julie Scurr, president of the Duncan Cowichan chamber of commerce, invites the public to submit questions for candidates in the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding that will be attending a candidates’ forum in September, hosted by four chambers in the riding, in preparation for the upcoming federal election. (File photo)
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford).
David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)

People’s Party candidate in Saanich Gulf-Islands downplays role of greenhouse gases

David Hilderman says there is no climate change emergency

David Hilderman, who is running for the People’s Party of Canada, says the climate is changing, but says there is no evidence of a climate change catastrophe. (Courtesy of David Hildeman campaign)
Lia Versaevel of Cowichan will run as the Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)

UPDATED: Lia Versaevel nominated as Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding

Green Party of Canada members voted between three candidates

Lia Versaevel of Cowichan will run as the Green candidate for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. (Submitted)
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)
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)
Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)

Election 2021: Voting rights did not always extend to all Canadians

Women, Indigenous people, religious minorities and others have been denied the vote in past years

Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)
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)
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)
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)
FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Canadians will head to the polls for a federal election on Sept. 20

Trudeau makes announcement after visiting Gov. Gen. Mary Simon

FILE – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a childcare funding announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trudeau featured in new Liberal ad campaign ahead of expected election call

Conservatives have not yet unveiled full election ad campaign, but have already drawn fire for one ad

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a childcare funding announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes