Federal Election

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 of Canada leader Elizabeth May says her party would eliminate the temporary foreign worker program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May says her party would eliminate the temporary foreign worker program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
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
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

Scheer, Trudeau trade barbs ahead of debate, amid Ontario education unrest

All six federal party leaders in Ottawa for national English-language debate

All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Jessi Cruickshank arrives at the JUNO Gala dinner in Calgary, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will appear on Canadian entertainment personality Jessi Cruickshank’s Facebook Watch show on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Jessi Cruickshank arrives at the JUNO Gala dinner in Calgary, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will appear on Canadian entertainment personality Jessi Cruickshank’s Facebook Watch show on Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Candidate Forum for Esquimalt, Saanich, and Sooke. (Photo provided by PLDCA)

Esquimalt, Saanich, and Sooke invited to federal candidate forum

Public forum Oct. 9 at the Prospect Lake District Community Association Hall.

Candidate Forum for Esquimalt, Saanich, and Sooke. (Photo provided by PLDCA)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press)

Trudeau attacks Conservatives for not releasing platform as leaders prepare for debate

Monday’s debate is the last time any of them will debate each other in English

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. (The Canadian Press)
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

Leaders descend on national capital in anticipation of Monday’s televised debate

This will be first time all six Canadian party leaders have squared off in person on the same debate stage

All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families

Part three in a four-part discussion with local candidates

Candidate Corner: Cowichan-Malahat-Langford hopefuls talk kids and families
Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos

Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos

Moore said his first thought when he saw the Trudeau photos was: ‘What is wrong with white people?’

Filmmaker Michael Moore says it was ‘crushing’ to see Trudeau blackface photos
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

Day 25: Singh visits poisoned Grassy Narrows First Nation, May talks reconciliation in B.C.

Meanwhile Scheer is in Toronto and Trudeau takes a day off the campaign trail

All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)

Conservative party boots out B.C. candidate after homophobic comments

Although likely the last, this wasn’t the first time Heather Leung made headlines this campaign

Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks to supporters as she attends a rally during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Elizabeth May pledges to plant 10 billion trees by 2050

Federal Green leader introduces further measures to combat climate change

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks to supporters as she attends a rally during a federal election campaign stop in Montreal, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer boards his campaign plane in Montreal Thursday, October 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Scheer stuck on dual citizenship while touting tough-on-crime agenda

Conservative leader: ‘It’s not a big deal in Canada for people to have dual citizenship’

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer boards his campaign plane in Montreal Thursday, October 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)

B.C. candidate must be kicked out of Conservative party for homophobic comments: rival

NDP rival Svend Robinson, Canada’s first openly gay MP, wants Scheer to give Leung the boot

Conservative candidate Heather Leung in the Burnaby North–Seymour riding (HeatherLeung.com)
One of three signs along Highway 97 in West Kelowna that were vandalized. (Contributed)
One of three signs along Highway 97 in West Kelowna that were vandalized. (Contributed)
Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May answers questions from audience member during an all-candidates event hosted by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. (Wolf Depner/News Staff).

Political speed-dating event in Sidney hears support for speedier transit

The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce organized Thursday’s event

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May answers questions from audience member during an all-candidates event hosted by the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. (Wolf Depner/News Staff).
Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up

As Oct. 21 – election day – inches closer, here’s a look at what happened this week

Getting personal: Day 23 of federal campaign heats up
There are a number of options when it comes to voting in the upcoming federal election including advanced polls, mail-in voting, and voting on election day, Oct. 21. (File Photo)
There are a number of options when it comes to voting in the upcoming federal election including advanced polls, mail-in voting, and voting on election day, Oct. 21. (File Photo)
Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)

NDP calls out Okanagan-based Green candidates for views on abortion

“The bad old days of women dying in back-alley abortions must never return,” said Elizabeth May

Okanagan Green Party candidates Robert Mellalieu (left) and Marc Reinarz (right) have both been called out by NDP for comments they made about abortion. (File)