Canada Election 2021

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)
Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

Canada urgently needs a trade and economic strategy for our own critical mineral deposits

Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, his wife, Rebecca, and their children check out a CF-18 Hornet parked near their campaign plane as they arrive in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

4 leaders square off in 1st televised debate of federal election campaign

Green party’s Annamie Paul and the Peoples’ party’s Maxime Bernier were not invited to participate

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, his wife, Rebecca, and their children check out a CF-18 Hornet parked near their campaign plane as they arrive in Edmonton, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reveals his party’s election platform during the Canadian federal election in Toronto on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals highlight contrast with Conservatives on abortion, guns

O’Toole is outlining a plan to build key infrastructure, promising to end delays and get shovels in the ground

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau reveals his party’s election platform during the Canadian federal election in Toronto on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is reflected in the Conservative Party logo on his teleprompter as speaks to the media on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Ottawa. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Trudeau, O’Toole in Ontario, Singh in Quebec on Day 18 of election campaign

Affordability was a key election talking point on the campaign trail

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is reflected in the Conservative Party logo on his teleprompter as speaks to the media on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 in Ottawa. Canadians will vote in a federal election Sept. 20th. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waves from the steps of his campaign plane as he arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Tories target Trudeau on economy as new StatCan figures show recent contraction

Speaking in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata, Trudeau said there are pockets of the economy that remain weak

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau waves from the steps of his campaign plane as he arrives in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Todd Doherty is seeking a third term as MP in the Cariboo Prince George riding. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)
Todd Doherty is seeking a third term as MP in the Cariboo Prince George riding. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals, Conservatives take aim at opposing candidates as campaign hits third week

Partisan shots are starting to frame the third week of the federal campaign that wraps up on Sept. 20.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau announces a fresh water action plan during the Canadian federal election in Granby, Que., on Monday, August 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up to supporters after a campaign rally Friday, August 27, 2021 in Sydney, NS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

O’Toole, Singh denounce aggressive protesters dogging Trudeau campaign

Trudeau is not the only politician to be targeted

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up to supporters after a campaign rally Friday, August 27, 2021 in Sydney, NS. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Unrest and the unexpected have made Annamie Paul’s leadership a rough ride so far

Annamie Paul says she got into politics knowing it would bring a constant barrage of the unexpected

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul answers questions during a press conference as she officially opens her campaign office in Toronto Centre, Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Rally participants warn of imminent B.C. nurse shortage

40 per cent of senior nurses set to retire in four years, 50 per cent of new hires leaving after two, says rally organizer

A small group of nurses gathered at the B.C. legislature lawn on Thursday, Aug. 26, to warn of a system heading for collapse. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a whistle-stop at Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston, Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal parties prescribe health measures on the campaign trail

Coronavirus and other health measures front-and-centre as the leaders continue barnstorming

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a whistle-stop at Fisherman’s Wharf in Steveston, Richmond, B.C., on Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A U.S. soldier holds a sign indicating a gate is closed as hundreds of people gather some holding documents, near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)

Canada’s last military flight leaves Kabul before deadly twin bombings rock airport

Canadian military personnel who stayed behind to assist the American withdrawal were safe

A U.S. soldier holds a sign indicating a gate is closed as hundreds of people gather some holding documents, near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Wali Sabawoon)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Afghanistan, pandemic cast a shadow over Liberal campaign efforts

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Canada’s exit was a failure

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Trudeau, O’Toole in central Canada while Singh to campaign in Winnipeg

Leaders continue to pound the pavement on the federal election campaign

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) and the BC Federation of Students (BCFS) are urging Elections Canada to reconsider its decision not to establish polling stations at post-secondary campuses this year. (Elections Canada photo)

Reinstate on-campus voting options, B.C. student groups urge ahead of federal election

On-campus polling stations were available for most students in the last two elections

Undergraduates of Canadian Research-Intensive Universities (UCRU) and the BC Federation of Students (BCFS) are urging Elections Canada to reconsider its decision not to establish polling stations at post-secondary campuses this year. (Elections Canada photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada election: Party leaders talk affordability in B.C., Ontario

Campaign promises housing, food, mobile phone bills all going to get easier to afford

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, families begin to board a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP

VIDEO: Canada’s military to leave Kabul before U.S. deadline

Sajjan says U.S. is leading and providing security, so its forces must be last to leave the airport

In this image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, families begin to board a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sgt. Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps via AP
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)