Election 2021

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language debate Sept. 9. Walter van Halst writes that for the first time in Canadian history, six different parties won a significant level of support in a federal election. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)

OPINION: Beyond the Numbers; Canada’s Changing Party System

Six parties win significant level of support

  • Sep 27, 2021

 

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LETTERS: Federal election was a waste of time and money

Editor: After costing more than $600 million and taking up our time…

  • Sep 23, 2021

 

Delta candidate Carla Qualtrough was joined by other Lower Mainland Liberal candidates at Wellington Point Park in Ladner on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 to announce that a re-elected Liberal government would ban the export of thermal coal, both from and through Canada, by no later than 2030. (James Smith photo)

Liberal Qualtrough to serve third term as Delta’s MP

With 175 of 181 polls reporting in, Qualtrough had 42.1 per cent of the vote

 

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal speaks to supporters in Surrey after winning his riding of Surrey-Newton Monday night. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal speaks to supporters in Surrey after winning his riding of Surrey-Newton Monday night. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP. Top row, from left: Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP) and Jeremy Smith (Green Party). Bottom row, from left: Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)

Delta MP candidates answer reader questions

Voters head to the polls on Monday, Sept. 20

Six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP. Top row, from left: Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP) and Jeremy Smith (Green Party). Bottom row, from left: Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)
Four candidates took part in the Delta Residents Association’s virtual all-candidates meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11. Top row, from left: Liberal candidate Carla Qualtrough, DRA director Christina Shyong, NDP candidate Monika Dean. Bottom row, from left: Green Party candidate Jeremy Smith and People’s Party candidate Paul Tarasenko. (Delta Residents Association/YouTube screen shot)

Candidates answer Delta residents’ questions during virtual event

The Delta Residents Association hosted a virtual all-candidates meeting on Sept. 11

Four candidates took part in the Delta Residents Association’s virtual all-candidates meeting on Saturday, Sept. 11. Top row, from left: Liberal candidate Carla Qualtrough, DRA director Christina Shyong, NDP candidate Monika Dean. Bottom row, from left: Green Party candidate Jeremy Smith and People’s Party candidate Paul Tarasenko. (Delta Residents Association/YouTube screen shot)
From left: Candidates Jeremy Smith (Green), Garry Shearer (Conservative) and Carla Qualtrough (Liberal) took part in a business-focused candidates forum hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (James Smith photos)

Business, housing, Massey Tunnel discussed at Delta Chamber candidates forum

Liberal, Conservative and Green candidates took part in business-focused event Sept. 14

From left: Candidates Jeremy Smith (Green), Garry Shearer (Conservative) and Carla Qualtrough (Liberal) took part in a business-focused candidates forum hosted by the Delta Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Sept. 14. (James Smith photos)
Hopefuls from the ridings of both Cloverdale-Langley City and South Surrey-White Rock campaigned for votes at Cloverdale’s virtual all-candidates meeting Sept. 14. Clockwise from top: Scott Wheatley Chamber director and host, Gordie Hogg, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Ian Kennedy, June Liu, John Aldag, moderator Rebecca Smith, and Rajesh Jayaprakash (middle). (Screenshot)

Political hopefuls offer their ideas in virtual all-candidates meeting

Digital ACM hosted by Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce

Hopefuls from the ridings of both Cloverdale-Langley City and South Surrey-White Rock campaigned for votes at Cloverdale’s virtual all-candidates meeting Sept. 14. Clockwise from top: Scott Wheatley Chamber director and host, Gordie Hogg, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Ian Kennedy, June Liu, John Aldag, moderator Rebecca Smith, and Rajesh Jayaprakash (middle). (Screenshot)
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)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

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)
Photo: Tom Zillich

SURREY-NEWTON: Candidates reveal their first priority if elected

We asked each candidate the following question: What is your first priority if you are elected on Sept. 20?

Photo: Tom Zillich
Photo: Tom Zillich

SURREY CENTRE: Candidates reveal their first priority if elected

We asked each candidate the following question: What is your first priority if you are elected on Sept. 20?

Photo: Tom Zillich
Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)

Tonight’s Delta all-candidates meeting cancelled

Delta Residents Association event on Sept. 11, Delta Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 14 still a go

Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)
Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘It’s going to happen’: Surrey rally encourages voters research candidates’ climate-action plans

Surrey event was part of cross-Canada event to demand politicians take climate emergency action

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
There are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party). (submitted photos)

UPDATE: Three chances for Delta voters to hear from candidates

Delta OARH Committee, Delta Residents Association, Chamber of Commerce hosting forums Sept. 10-14

There are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party). (submitted photos)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
Delta candidate Carla Qualtrough was joined by other Lower Mainland Liberal candidates at Wellington Point Park in Ladner on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 to announce that a re-elected Liberal government would ban the export of thermal coal “both from and through Canada” by no later than 2030. (James Smith photo)

Liberals vow to end thermal coal exports ‘from and through Canada’

Move would end U.S. coal trains passing through White Rock/South Surrey on their way to port in Delta

Delta candidate Carla Qualtrough was joined by other Lower Mainland Liberal candidates at Wellington Point Park in Ladner on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 to announce that a re-elected Liberal government would ban the export of thermal coal “both from and through Canada” by no later than 2030. (James Smith photo)
As of Friday, Aug. 27, there are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party).

Six confirmed candidates running for Delta MP

Conservative, NDP, Green, PPC and independent candidates all hoping to unseat Liberal incumbent

As of Friday, Aug. 27, there are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party).
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)
(Black Press Media file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)