federal election

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole takes a photo with supporters during a campaign stop on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Russell, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Campaign has Trudeau in Halifax, O’Toole in Quebec and Singh in Ontario

Liberals, Tories locked in a heat according to poll as campaign nears end

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole takes a photo with supporters during a campaign stop on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Russell, Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

UPDATE: Trudeau, O’Toole battle for trust as poll suggests Liberals, Tories tied in support

Leger poll shows Liberals and Conservatives each with 32 per cent of decided voters

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during the federal election French-language leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. A new poll shows a complete deadlock between Justin Trudeau’s Liberals and Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives with less than one week left in the federal election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Competing political lawn signs won’t divide Central Saanich couple

Opposing views welcomed after 56 years of marriage

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Singh and Trudeau promise to crack down on demonstrations outside hospitals

Pledge of criminal sanctions for anyone blocking access to health or harassing health-care workers

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)

Communist candidate for Saanich-Gulf Islands says current crises require radical solutions

Dock Currie has no illusions about his chances but is excited to present his ideas

Duck Currie is running for the Communist Party of Canada in Saanich-Gulf Islands. (Courtesy of the Dock Currie campaign)
Tyson Strandlund, a masters student at UVic, has put down his name as the Communist candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy of Tyson Standlund)

Communist candidate in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke touts benefits of party for today’s dilemmas

Tyson Strandland – a descendant of Louie Riel – says membership has increased 50% in the last year

Tyson Strandlund, a masters student at UVic, has put down his name as the Communist candidate for Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. (Courtesy of Tyson Standlund)
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria’s Animal Protection Party candidate wants people, wildlife, planet at centre of federal policy

Canada needs a minister for animals to oversee and review their treatment, says Jordan Reichert

Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)
You can vote early at your designated polling station until the evening of Sept. 13 (Black Press Media file photo)

Advanced polling opens in Victoria from Sept. 10 to 13.

Early voters can visit their assigned polling station from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Monday.

You can vote early at your designated polling station until the evening of Sept. 13 (Black Press Media file photo)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders back on the hustings after back-to-back debates

Quebec appears to emerging as a major battleground in the upcoming vote

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Bloc Québécois Leader says debate opened with ‘a bunch of insults against Quebecers’ by the moderator

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

CANADA VOTES 2021: Where the parties stand on climate change

Voters identify climate change as one of their top issues

Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich-Gulf Islands candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 10, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria housing analyst says solutions lay with province, local governments, not feds

Leo Spalteholz breaks down the major parties’ housing platforms in the 2021 election

Local real estate expert Leo Spalteholz analyzes the various parties’ election platforms around housing. (Black Press Media file photo)
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

Part of Black Press Media’s coverage of the 2021 federal election

  • Sep 9, 2021
Candidates in the 2021 federal election for the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding answer Black Press Media’s questions relating to current issues. (Black Press Media file photo)
A man wears a facemask as he takes part along with thousands of people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on Friday, June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Cost of living, systemic racism, affordable housing top of mind for Black voters: survey

Other issues include immigration, availability of jobs, and financial hardships due to COVID-19

A man wears a facemask as he takes part along with thousands of people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on Friday, June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)

Victoria candidates speak out on housing, climate and COVID-19

In the runup to the Sept. 20 federal election, Black Press Media…

  • Sep 9, 2021
Jordan Reichert is the Animal Protection Party candidate for Victoria. (Photo courtesy of Jordan Reichert)