Federal Election

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

Promises include speculation taxes, more affordable housing, and declaring housing a human right

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?
Justin Trudeau, left, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh. (CP)

Spotlight on B.C.: Liberals need at least 10 B.C. ridings to take the election

Black Press Media presents a four-part series into how B.C. will affect the federal election outcome

  • Oct 18, 2019
Justin Trudeau, left, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh. (CP)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer participates in a radio interview in Toronto, Ont. Thursday October 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer participates in a radio interview in Toronto, Ont. Thursday October 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Helena Konanz is the Conservative Candidate in this riding. (Contributed)

Election 2019: Helena Konanz – Conservative Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Helena Konanz is running for the Conservative Party in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Helena Konanz is the Conservative Candidate in this riding. (Contributed)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh returns to Penticton Oct. 19

He is hosting a rally to boost local NDP candidate Richard Cannings’ campaign efforts

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)
Vanessa Mae Rodel and her daughter Keana Kellapatha, 7, are seen after a press conference on the status of the “Snowden Refugees”, Keana’s father and siblings that remain in Hong Kong, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Rodel, who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, and her daughter were granted refugee status and have lived in Montreal since March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Lawyers for ‘Snowden refugees’ demand Trudeau grant asylum before election

The group offered shelter and other help for a few weeks to Snowden in 2013

Vanessa Mae Rodel and her daughter Keana Kellapatha, 7, are seen after a press conference on the status of the “Snowden Refugees”, Keana’s father and siblings that remain in Hong Kong, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Rodel, who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, and her daughter were granted refugee status and have lived in Montreal since March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Green leader Elizabeth May, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Oct. 7, 2019. (The Canadian Press)

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Green leader Elizabeth May, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh debate in Gatineau, Quebec, Oct. 7, 2019. (The Canadian Press)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, hugs Olivia Chow, widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton as they make an announcement at Jack Layton Park during a campaign stop in Hudson, Que., on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, hugs Olivia Chow, widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton as they make an announcement at Jack Layton Park during a campaign stop in Hudson, Que., on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Trev Miller, candidate with the Animal Protection Party.

Kootenay-Columbia candidate cautious after getting threats

Trev Miller of the Animal Protection Party carries on campaigning under shadow of threats, abusive emails

Trev Miller, candidate with the Animal Protection Party.
Sean Taylor, the Peoples Party of Canada candidate in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding, maintained his position that Canada is already doing great work in terms of reacting to climate change and preserving the environment at the First Things First Okanagan all-candidates debate Oct. 15. All candidates were present for this debate except for Conservative candidate Helena Konanz. (Jordyn Thomson - Black Press)

South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates talk climate change and environment at recent forum

Forum on Tuesday grilled candidates about plan to bring about low carbon emission economy

Sean Taylor, the Peoples Party of Canada candidate in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding, maintained his position that Canada is already doing great work in terms of reacting to climate change and preserving the environment at the First Things First Okanagan all-candidates debate Oct. 15. All candidates were present for this debate except for Conservative candidate Helena Konanz. (Jordyn Thomson - Black Press)
Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Tara Howse is the Green Party candidate in this riding. (Contributed)

Election 2019: Tara Howse – Green Party candidate for South Okanagan–West Kootenay

Tara Howse is running for the Green Party in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding

Black Press Media is sharing profiles of five of the candidates in the South Okanagan–West Kootenay riding in advance of the federal election on Oct. 21. Tara Howse is the Green Party candidate in this riding. (Contributed)
Kootenay-Columbia candidates (L-R) Trev Miller, Abra Brynne, Robin Goldsbury, Wayne Stetski, Rick Stewart and Rob Morrison (not pictured) have the highest expense limit of any riding in Canada, according to Elections Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay-Columbia riding candidates have Canada’s highest expense limit

Facebook data also shows who is buying ads on the social media website

Kootenay-Columbia candidates (L-R) Trev Miller, Abra Brynne, Robin Goldsbury, Wayne Stetski, Rick Stewart and Rob Morrison (not pictured) have the highest expense limit of any riding in Canada, according to Elections Canada. Photo: Tyler Harper
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman and her dog walks past the UBC sign at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
In a statement released Wednesday, Elections Canada estimated 4.7 million people took part in advanced polls ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
In a statement released Wednesday, Elections Canada estimated 4.7 million people took part in advanced polls ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)
All five party leaders running outside of Quebec in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

All five party leaders running outside of Quebec in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Don Johnston (right), who ran for the Liberals in the Kootenay-Columbia riding during the 2015 election, has this time endorsed the Green Party. File photo

Former Liberal candidate endorses Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Don Johnston says he’ll be voting for Abra Brynne on Oct. 21

Don Johnston (right), who ran for the Liberals in the Kootenay-Columbia riding during the 2015 election, has this time endorsed the Green Party. File photo
Elections Canada workers said a polling station in White Rock, B.C., was busy all weekend. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Elections Canada workers said a polling station in White Rock, B.C., was busy all weekend. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh kick off the last week of their campaigns towards an Oct. 21 federal election. (Black Press file photo).

VIDEO: Trudeau, Singh posture for ‘progressive’ votes while Scheer fights in Quebec

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, whose party has been on the rise in recent polls, is campaigning in Toronto

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh kick off the last week of their campaigns towards an Oct. 21 federal election. (Black Press file photo).
Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh shake hands following the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Que. on Thursday, October 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh shake hands following the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Que. on Thursday, October 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld