Federal Election

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Trudeau talks two-year grace period on student loans while visiting B.C.

Trudeau spoke about the Liberals’ plan to ‘make education more affordable for students’

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No holiday for campaigning leaders on Thanksgiving weekend, but pace slows

There is a little over a week to go before election day, and advanced polls are now open

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Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day
Final debate behind them, federal leaders begin sprints to Oct. 21 voting day
Pipeline politics loom large in final scheduled federal leaders’ debate

Pipeline politics loom large in final scheduled federal leaders’ debate

Digital rights, costs for seniors and Canada’s trade with China also came up – but debate kept going back to pipeline

Pipeline politics loom large in final scheduled federal leaders’ debate
Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; and Paul Manly, Green Party; debated the issues Thursday at Beban Park

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates compare, contrast platforms on debate stage

Energy policy, veterans’ affairs and more debated Thursday at Beban Park

Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidates Bob Chamberlin, NDP, left; Jennifer Clarke, People’s Party of Canada; Michelle Corfield, Liberals; John Hirst, Conservatives; and Paul Manly, Green Party; debated the issues Thursday at Beban Park
Federal leaders face off in final debate of the election campaign

Federal leaders face off in final debate of the election campaign

Bloc leader Yves-Francois Blanchet will likely find himself on the defensive Thursday

Federal leaders face off in final debate of the election campaign
Tories to release platform on Friday, Singh sets terms for NDP minority support

Tories to release platform on Friday, Singh sets terms for NDP minority support

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has vowed to balance the budget in five years

Tories to release platform on Friday, Singh sets terms for NDP minority support
Oak Bay resident Cheryle Scott noticed her voter card has the wrong address for the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay resident Cheryle Scott noticed her voter card has the wrong address for the Monterey Recreation Centre. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
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Do you think Election Day should be a federal holiday?

58% of Canadians surveyed think they should get the day off

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press)

VIDEO: NDP reminds Trudeau of electoral-reform promise before last debate

Liberals promised 2015 would be the last election run under the traditional first-past-the-post electoral system

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, left, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press)
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Scheer takes Conservative campaign close to notorious Quebec border crossing

The federal government says nearly 50,000 people have entered Canada there in the last two years

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Nathan Cullen finished his “Building a Healthier Future” tour in Sooke on Tuesday. The tour was a series of informal meetings regarding the upcoming federal election. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)

Island NDP discuss push back against Singh’s ethnic background

Island NDP discuss push back against leader’s ethnic background

Nathan Cullen finished his “Building a Healthier Future” tour in Sooke on Tuesday. The tour was a series of informal meetings regarding the upcoming federal election. (Tim Collins / Sooke News Mirror)
Singh’s stance on Bill 21 called out by anti-hate group

Singh’s stance on Bill 21 called out by anti-hate group

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Tuesday he is trying to fight support for Bill 21

Singh’s stance on Bill 21 called out by anti-hate group
Robert Mellalieu speaking to potential constituents at an all-candidates forum in Kelowna on Sept. 19. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Okanagan Green Party candidate apologizes for Facebook post peddling 9/11 conspiracy

It’s not the first time Robert Mallalieu’s views have got himself into trouble

Robert Mellalieu speaking to potential constituents at an all-candidates forum in Kelowna on Sept. 19. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Vote Mate is a website and app created by Burnaby teen. (Black Press Media)

B.C. teen creates app to help voters know the issues ahead of Election Day

Laef Kucheran initially created the app when he was just 14

Vote Mate is a website and app created by Burnaby teen. (Black Press Media)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford incumbent Alistair MacGregor, left, Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin and retiring Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen hear from Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Society president Chris Straw at a meeting Monday at Tea on the Quay in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Vancouver Island NDP candidates concerned about freighter anchorages

Alistair MacGregor and Bob Chamberlin joined by retiring MP Nathan Cullen for meeting

Cowichan-Malahat-Langford incumbent Alistair MacGregor, left, Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Bob Chamberlin and retiring Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen hear from Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Society president Chris Straw at a meeting Monday at Tea on the Quay in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau responds to a question during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau campaigns up north as Scheer and Singh make for Toronto after debate

English-language debate is done. Next, the official French-language debate on Thursday

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau responds to a question during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Green Party leader Elizabeth May, left, and People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, third from right, exchange ideas as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh look on during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate

Debate dissolved into mudslinging and crosstalk

Green Party leader Elizabeth May, left, and People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, third from right, exchange ideas as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh look on during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin sings and drums with other Kwakwaka’wakw people at the end of a town hall on sustainability and reconciliation Sunday at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate, First Nations leaders talk environmental protection

Bob Chamberlin hosts First Nation leaders for town hall on sustainability and reconciliation

Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Bob Chamberlin sings and drums with other Kwakwaka’wakw people at the end of a town hall on sustainability and reconciliation Sunday at VIU’s Malaspina Theatre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)
Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Nanaimo-Ladysmith incumbent Paul Manly rally supporters Saturday at Beban Park social centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Greens rally around MP and party leader

Elizabeth May says her party could sweep Vancouver Island

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Nanaimo-Ladysmith incumbent Paul Manly rally supporters Saturday at Beban Park social centre. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)