The next federal government is expected to be known Monday night, as Canada’s 2021 snap election gets underway.
The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, Annamie Paul’s Greens, Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Quebecois and Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada.
Polls were open in British Columbia from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Pacific Time.
Where you can vote:
To find out your local poll location, visit the Elections Canada website and type in your street address. Alternatively, Canadians can look at your voter registration card. Voters can only visit their specified polling location.
Elections Canada has warned that due to staffing shortages from the pandemic, some voters may experience a wait to cast their ballot.
Masks are mandatory in polling locations, but proof of vaccine is not required.
Who is running in Nanaimo-Ladysmith?
- Lisa Marie Barron, NDP
- Michelle Corfield, Liberals
- Tamara Kronis, Conservatives
- Paul Manly, Greens
- Stephen Welton, People’s Party of Canada
— Nanaimo Bulletin (@NanaimoBulletin) September 8, 2021
For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.