Canada Election 2021

Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Courtenay-Alberni candidate Gord Johns, Canada’s NDP

Election night set for Sept. 20, 2021

Gord Johns is the NDP candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Susanne Lawson is the Green Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Mary Lee is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Courtenay-Alberni. (Submitted photo)
Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

CANADA VOTES 2021: Here are the parties’ plans for leading Canada out of the COVID pandemic

As Canadians head to the polls on Sept. 20, one issue continues…

Trainer Karly Estey has her COVID-19 QR code scanned by Jonathan Gagne, manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Montreal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, as the Quebec government’s COVID-19 vaccine passport comes into effect. . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

North Island College students’ union to host all-candidates meeting

Courtenay-Alberni candidates have been invited to virtual meeting

The North Island College campus in Port Alberni is located on Roger Street. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Federal leaders back on the hustings after back-to-back debates

Quebec appears to emerging as a major battleground in the upcoming vote

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes a campaign stop in downtown Ottawa, Friday, September 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Leaders spar over climate, foreign policy in debate, but format leaves some unhappy

Bloc Québécois Leader says debate opened with ‘a bunch of insults against Quebecers’ by the moderator

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole listens as Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green leader Annamie Paul discuss a point during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Gatineau, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

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The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Sept. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island residents gearing up to vote remotely for Sept. 20 election

Victoria, Saanich-Gulf Islands ridings lead for mail-in ballot requests

The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Sept. 14. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Elections Canada office in Port Alberni is located at the Alberni Mall on Johnston Road, between Anytime Fitness and The Brick. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

ELECTION 2021: How to vote in Port Alberni

Election Day is Sept. 20, but there are other ways to cast your vote

The Elections Canada office in Port Alberni is located at the Alberni Mall on Johnston Road, between Anytime Fitness and The Brick. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A view of the set for the French language federal election leaders’ debate is shown at the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, Sept.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers

Leaders gear up for English-language debate tonight after French joust

Health transfers, child-care funding, climate and the COVID-19 take centre stage in first debate

A view of the set for the French language federal election leaders’ debate is shown at the Museum of Canadian History in Gatineau, Que. on Monday, Sept.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Radio-Canada/Ivanoh Demers
A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Urban-area B.C. mayors want next Parliament to focus on housing

The B.C. Urban Mayors’ Caucus wants the feds to keep urban issues in mind

A house is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A perso holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tonight’s French debate, Thursday’s English debate pivotal for federal leaders

Millions of voters are expected to tune in to one of the two sessions

A perso holds an Elections Canada voter information card after receiving it in the mail on Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021. Canadians will go to the polls for the federal election on Monday, September 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Up to police to investigate, Trudeau says of being pelted with gravel on campaign

This is the latest Liberal event to be sidetracked by the arrival of what Trudeau called an ‘anti-vaxxer mob’

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, centre, along with Liberal candidates, makes a campaign stop at a steel plant during the Canadian federal election campaign in Welland, Ont., Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

O’Toole clarifies gun policy, leaders talk Chinese detention of Canadians on campaign

Trudeau first opened his remarks in Markham, Ont., by acknowledging Sunday was a difficult one for the relatives

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes remarks on gun control during the Canadian federal election campaign in Markham, Ont., on Sunday, September 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL

Party leaders target workers, businesses in Labour Day campaign promises

Federal officials are currently reviewing the employment insurance system

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and debate moderator Pierre Bruneau pose for a photo during the first French leaders’ debate on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Martin Chevalier - POOL
Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Conservative leader says Island will be included in economic recovery plans

Erin O’Toole held rally Saturday, Sept. 4, at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole holds up his party’s platform while addressing supporters Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier at rally in Abbotsford opposes ‘radical trans activists’

Bernier says his party would repeal bills C-16 and C-6 to protect public from ‘radical agenda’

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier addresses the crowd at a rally on Saturday (Sept. 4) at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

Canada urgently needs a trade and economic strategy for our own critical mineral deposits

Canada and U.S. flags fly in the wind at the Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wants federal leaders to get serious about making critical minerals a fundamental part of North America’s economic recovery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck