September 25th, 2021

Federal Election

Conservatives make inroads in Atlantic Canada, but Liberal fortress remains strong

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

HALIFAX – Voters in Atlantic Canada loosened Justin Trudeau’s grip on the region Monday by delivering a handful of new seats to the Conservatives, signalling a mild rebuke of the Liberal leader’s decision to call an election during the pandemic’s fourth wave. In the six years since Trudeau won a majority government in 2015, the ... Read More »

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Ballot count underway across the country as federal election polls close in B.C.

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

VANCOUVER – Polls have closed in British Columbia and Yukon, marking the end of voting across the country. Yukon’s chief medical health officer Dr. Brendan Hanley is on leave to run for the Liberals to replace Larry Bagnell, who spent two decades as the territory’s Liberal MP. While many ridings in B.C. have remained consistently ... Read More »

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Green party appears unable to regain Fredericton seat lost when Atwin defected

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

TORONTO – The Green party appears to have failed to snatch back the Fredericton riding it lost when Jenica Atwin defected to the Liberals this summer. Early results show Green party candidate Nicole O’Byrne, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, trailing in fourth place. Atwin crossed the floor in June after clashing with ... Read More »

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Liberal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan loses re-election bid

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – Liberal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bernadette Jordan has been defeated in the South Shore – St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia by Conservative candidate Rick Perkins. Jordan was first elected as a member of Parliament in 2015 and has served as a minister in Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s government since 2019. Last year, ... Read More »

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Trudeau’s political future hangs in the balance as Atlantic results show tenuous lead

By Christopher Reynolds and Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

MONTREAL – Thirty-six days after his fateful decision to trigger a federal election, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau saw some early warning signs Monday night as results began to roll in for Canada’s 44th election. He lost a cabinet minister in Bernadette Jordan after the Liberal-held South Shore – St. Margarets riding in Nova Scotia fell ... Read More »

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Erin O’Toole campaigned on a renewed, moderate Conservative party — but will it work?

By Stephanie Taylor and Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OSHAWA, Ont. – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is waiting to see if his more moderate approach to issues like climate change, spending and abortion pays off with a victory over his Liberal foe. The 48-year-old is watching the election results roll in at a hockey arena in Oshawa, Ont., after casting a ballot earlier Monday ... Read More »

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Elections Canada reported disruptions at some polling stations as Canadians voted

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – Elections Canada reported a handful of disruptions at polling stations across the country on Monday, including an Indigenous-led protest and poll workers not showing up, as millions of Canadians cast their ballots in the first federal election since the pandemic began. While the majority of polling stations opened on time and without incident, ... Read More »

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Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada looking for electoral breakthrough

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – The People’s Party of Canada, led by the outspoken Maxime Bernier, is looking to turn growing support into ballot-box success this evening. Opinion polls have consistently shown party support hovering at five per cent or higher during the federal campaign, even though Bernier was excluded from national leaders’ debates. Bernier was a prominent ... Read More »

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Erin O’Toole campaigned on a renewed Conservative party

By Stephanie Taylor and Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OSHAWA, Ont. – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is waiting to see if his more moderate approach to issues like climate change, spending and abortion pays off with a victory over his Liberal foe. The 48-year-old will watch election results roll in at a hockey arena in Oshawa, Ont., after a casting a ballot earlier today ... Read More »

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Election officials expect most postal votes to be counted by Wednesday

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – The final results of the federal election may not be known until Wednesday, election officials have warned, because of almost one million mail-in ballots that will not be opened until Tuesday. A clutch of close-run ridings, where mail-in ballots could prove crucial to the result, may have to wait days for a winner ... Read More »

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