September 25th, 2021

Federal Election

Trudeau’s political future hangs in the balance after bruising campaign

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

MONTREAL – Thirty-six days after his fateful decision to trigger a federal election, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is on the brink of finding out whether voters will return him to Parliament with a majority government or award his party fewer than half the seats up for grabs – again. Trudeau has spent the past few ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Jagmeet Singh says he’s excited and nervous as NDP vie for more seats in election

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

BURNABY, B.C. – Jagmeet Singh says he is excited but also nervous because he doesn’t know exactly what will happen on election night. The NDP leader says he’s staying optimistic about the outcome but now the choice is now in Canadian’s hands. The New Democrats have been running an aggressive campaign, visiting 51 ridings, none ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

Viewing parties go online during COVID-19 pandemic election day

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – As the federal election gets underway today, a traditional form of viewing appears to be missing. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of viewing parties across the country. Large indoor gatherings are less appealing — if not off-limits — due to the virus and the higher-than-average number of mail-in ballots means final ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

‘Don’t split the vote by voting PPC,’ O’Toole tells supporters on final campaign day

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

TORONTO – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivered his starkest plea yet for people not to split the vote on the right by picking the People’s Party of Canada on what was his last day before polls open. Conservatives have been ramping up their warnings in recent days against voters going over to Maxime Bernier’s more ... Read More »

1 response

Bloc Québécois leader makes final stop in undecided ridings, hoping to recover seats

By Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

MONTREAL – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet ended his final day of the federal election campaign on Sunday in Quebec ridings he hopes to wrest from his opponents ahead of Monday’s election. He began his eleventh-hour push on familiar turf, campaigning in his adopted home city of Shawinigan, more than 140 kilometres away from the ... Read More »

Be the first to comment!

O’Toole encourages supporters to spread platform gospel on final campaign push

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – Erin O’Toole is telling supporters to pound the pavement and get out the vote on his last day of campaigning, while he runs toward the finish line at more of a jog than a sprint. The Conservative leader returned from a morning run at about 9:30 a.m., before boarding a bus to ... Read More »

1 response

The Undecideds: How three Canadian voters made their choice in the election

By Sarah Smellie, Bill Graveland and Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections ... Read More »

1 response

Singh vows to fight for people even if there’s a ‘Groundhog Day’ minority government

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

BURNABY, B.C. – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made a final push for votes in British Columbia by saying his party will fight for people no matter what happens during Monday’s election. The New Democrats remain on the offensive during a busy final day in the Lower Mainland, visiting ridings held by Liberals and Conservatives that ... Read More »

1 response

Trudeau makes last-minute appeal to progressive voters on final campaign day

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

MONTREAL – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicked off the final day of the federal election campaign by telling progressive voters that his party is the best option to stop Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives from forming government. Trudeau told some 300 supporters at an outdoor rally in Montreal that progressive voters no longer have to choose between ... Read More »

1 response

Election official, who runs chocolate shop, flies ballot box to 27 B.C. lighthouses.

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

OTTAWA – They lead solitary lives, isolated for months on tiny islets and craggy ocean bluffs. Yet despite their remote locations, Canada’s reclusive lighthouse keepers have one of the highest voter turnouts in the country – thanks to a part-time election official who flew in their ballots by helicopter. Vlasta Booth, who usually runs a ... Read More »

1 response