Federal Election

Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos

Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos

Moore said his first thought when he saw the Trudeau photos was: ‘What is wrong with white people?’

Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

Day 25: Singh visits poisoned Grassy Narrows First Nation, May talks reconciliation in B.C.

Meanwhile Scheer is in Toronto and Trudeau takes a day off the campaign trail

All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)

Conservative party boots out B.C. candidate after homophobic comments

Although likely the last, this wasn’t the first time Heather Leung made headlines this campaign

Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)
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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks to supporters as she attends a rally during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Elizabeth May pledges to plant 10 billion trees by 2050

Federal Green leader introduces further measures to combat climate change

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks to supporters as she attends a rally during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer boards his campaign plane in Montreal Thursday, October 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Scheer stuck on dual citizenship while touting tough-on-crime agenda

Conservative leader: ‘It’s not a big deal in Canada for people to have dual citizenship’

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer boards his campaign plane in Montreal Thursday, October 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)

B.C. candidate must be kicked out of Conservative party for homophobic comments: rival

NDP rival Svend Robinson, Canada’s first openly gay MP, wants Scheer to give Leung the boot

Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)
One of three signs along Highway 97 in West Kelowna that were vandalized. (Contributed)
One of three signs along Highway 97 in West Kelowna that were vandalized. (Contributed)
Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

As Oct. 21 – election day – inches closer, here’s a look at what happened this week

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up
Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)

NDP calls out Okanagan-based Green candidates for views on abortion

“The bad old days of women dying in back-alley abortions must never return,” said Elizabeth May

Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (The Canadian Press photos)

Scheer and Trudeau accuse each other of distracting from their records

Next week the leaders have two more debates, these organized by the new federal debates commission

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (The Canadian Press photos)
FILE – Andrew Scheer mingled and spoke to supporters at a Langley equestrian centre Wednesday evening. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Scheer says he is personally ‘pro-life,’ but would not reopen abortion debate

Trudeau, before he became Liberal leader, said that he was personally against abortion

FILE – Andrew Scheer mingled and spoke to supporters at a Langley equestrian centre Wednesday evening. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)
Trev Miller, the candidate for the Animal Protection Party running in Kootenay-Columbia, speaks during a debate in Sparwood on Wednesday night. Phil McLachlan photo.

PROFILE: Trev Miller running for Animal Protection Party in Kootenay Columbia

Party policy includes addressing climate change and eliminating subsidies for unsustainable industry

Trev Miller, the candidate for the Animal Protection Party running in Kootenay-Columbia, speaks during a debate in Sparwood on Wednesday night. Phil McLachlan photo.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tory leader grilled on abortion in Canadian election debate

A Conservative government wouldn’t change abortion rules in Canada, Scheer says

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet, left to right, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, TVA host Pierre Bruneau, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pose for a photo at the TVA french debate for the 2019 federal election, in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joel Lemay)

Separation of church and state a hot topic in French-language debate

Conservative, NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Liberal leaders took part

Leader of the Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet, left to right, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, TVA host Pierre Bruneau, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pose for a photo at the TVA french debate for the 2019 federal election, in Montreal, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Joel Lemay)
Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet makes an announcement in Montreal on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois will face off with Trudeau at 8 p.m. Eastern time, in a debate hosted by the private TVA television network and the Montreal newspaper Le Journal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Federal-party leaders seek momentum in French-language debate amid flat polls

The Liberals and Conservatives remain locked in a fight for first place

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet makes an announcement in Montreal on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Conservative Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois will face off with Trudeau at 8 p.m. Eastern time, in a debate hosted by the private TVA television network and the Montreal newspaper Le Journal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Conservative candidate Rob Morrison speaks at the microphone during the JCI Kootenay All-Candidates Forum at the Key City Theatre on Tuesday evening in Cranbrook. All six candidates running in the Kootenay-Columbia riding were in attendance, fielding questions from the audience and delivering rebuttals to responses from their fellow running mates. Picture above, right to elft: Wayne Stetski (NDP), Abra Brynne (Green Party), Trev Miller (Animal Protection Party), Rob Morrison (Conservative Party), Rick Stewart (People’s Party), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal Party). Trevor Crawley photo.

Candidates pitch visions, plans at Cranbrook election forum

All six candidates running for Kootenay-Columbia shared their policy ideas at debate

Conservative candidate Rob Morrison speaks at the microphone during the JCI Kootenay All-Candidates Forum at the Key City Theatre on Tuesday evening in Cranbrook. All six candidates running in the Kootenay-Columbia riding were in attendance, fielding questions from the audience and delivering rebuttals to responses from their fellow running mates. Picture above, right to elft: Wayne Stetski (NDP), Abra Brynne (Green Party), Trev Miller (Animal Protection Party), Rob Morrison (Conservative Party), Rick Stewart (People’s Party), Robin Goldsbury (Liberal Party). Trevor Crawley photo.
Libertarian candidate Terry Tiessen (left) won’t run in the Kootenay-Columbia race. He says he will endorse People’s Party candidate Rick Stewart (right). Photo: Tyler Harper

Libertarian candidate out of Kootenay-Columbia race

Terry Tiessen says he did not complete his nomination package

Libertarian candidate Terry Tiessen (left) won’t run in the Kootenay-Columbia race. He says he will endorse People’s Party candidate Rick Stewart (right). Photo: Tyler Harper
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Seat at UN security council not top priority, Scheer says after pledging foreign-aid cuts

‘It’s more important to me that I help Canadians get ahead than curry favour at the United Nations’

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer arrives for a morning announcement in Toronto Tuesday, October 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Norway-based Cermaq is preparing to deploy a new ocean-based closed containment salmon pen design in B.C. Fish are reared in a closed-containment pen shown in foreground, then transferred to conventional pens to finish development. (Cermaq Canada)

Liberal Party salmon farm pledge ‘destructive,’ industry group says

Justin Trudeau platform calls for ‘closed containment’ by 2025

Norway-based Cermaq is preparing to deploy a new ocean-based closed containment salmon pen design in B.C. Fish are reared in a closed-containment pen shown in foreground, then transferred to conventional pens to finish development. (Cermaq Canada)
Five of seven candidates field questions, discuss Indigenous issues during debate at Ktunaxa Nation Council gymnasium in Cranbrook on Monday night. Trevor Crawley photo.

Candidates field questions at Indigenous issues debate

Five of seven candidates for Kootenay-Columbia discuss Indigenous policy at forum

Five of seven candidates field questions, discuss Indigenous issues during debate at Ktunaxa Nation Council gymnasium in Cranbrook on Monday night. Trevor Crawley photo.