Election 2021

Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada candidate and former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP, addresses the crowd at his election-night base Sept. 20. (News Bulletin file)

Island’s Manly isn’t interested in seeking party leadership as Greens rebuild

Former Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP reflects on time in Ottawa

 

Letter to the editor

LETTER: The election about nothing had a familiar ring to it

Bernie Smith summons his best musical trivia to describe the 2021 federal election

  • Oct 6, 2021

 

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LETTER: Canada’s election system is broken, not democratic

The Black Press support for Canada’s existing electoral process is puzzling…

  • Sep 29, 2021

 

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LETTER: Election results were anything but democratic

With respect, I disagree with the Oct. 22 editorial…

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Lisa Marie Barron at her NDP campaign office on Aug. 15, the day the election was called. She will be Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP after the counting of mail-in ballots confirmed her victory. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

NDP win confirmed in Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP after mail-in ballots counted

Lisa Marie Barron finishes ahead of Conservative challenger and Green incumbent

Lisa Marie Barron at her NDP campaign office on Aug. 15, the day the election was called. She will be Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s next MP after the counting of mail-in ballots confirmed her victory. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
NDP candidate Gord Johns campaigns on Johnston Road in Port Alberni for the 2021 federal election. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

UPDATE: Gord Johns elected to third term in Courtenay-Alberni riding

Conservative Party of Canada candidate Mary Lee finishes second

NDP candidate Gord Johns campaigns on Johnston Road in Port Alberni for the 2021 federal election. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Map of the Courtenay-Alberni riding

Results rolling in for Courtenay-Alberni riding

Election results for the Courtenay-Alberni riding are trickling in. For up-to-the-minute riding…

Map of the Courtenay-Alberni riding
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
PPC candidates Rob Anderson (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) and David Hilderman (Saanich-Gulf Islands) watch the results on election night at a campaign event in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
PPC candidates Rob Anderson (Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke) and David Hilderman (Saanich-Gulf Islands) watch the results on election night at a campaign event in Langford. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Susan Farlinger (Liberal Party), Gord Johns (NDP Party) and Mary Lee (Conservative Party) answer questions from the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. (SCREENSHOTS)

ELECTION 2021: Hear from Courtenay-Alberni candidates on election issues

Alberni chamber of commerce asks questions of three main party candidates

Susan Farlinger (Liberal Party), Gord Johns (NDP Party) and Mary Lee (Conservative Party) answer questions from the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce. (SCREENSHOTS)
Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul at a campaign stop in Victoria on Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Green Party leader Annamie Paul makes Vancouver Island stop in campaign’s final days

She vowed to bring collaboration to Ottawa, rallied support for Greater Victoria, B.C. candidates

Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul at a campaign stop in Victoria on Saturday. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. couple’s 56-year love connection transcends federal election’s political divide

Greater Victoria pair keep the peace no matter what opposing election signs might say

While voting for different candidates in this year’s federal election, Hazel and Ed Widenmaier of Central Saanich won’t let politics get in the way of their 56 years of marriage. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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)
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

Leaders go on offensive in first campaign debate, focusing on pandemic, health care

Four party leaders went head to head in the first televised debate of the campaign Thursday night

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
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

‘Together we rise,’ NDP leader tells supporters on Vancouver Island

Jagmeet Singh visits Ladysmith to talk about pandemic social programs and climate

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh takes a selfie video with Nanaimo-Ladysmith NDP candidate Lisa Marie Barron and voters at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach on Monday, Aug. 30. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford)

Saanich-Gulf Islands Conservative candidate apologizes for Black Lives Matter comments

David Busch asked if protesters wanted lynchings, BLM organizer says it’s a learning opportunity

The Conservative candidate for Saanich Gulf-Islands has apologized for past comments he made about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that followed the murder of George Floyd. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Trelford)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Trudeau promises $9 billion into long-term care during B.C. campaign stop

Justin Trudeau makes campaign stop in Greater Victoria

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign stop in Saanich. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)

Election 2021: Voting rights did not always extend to all Canadians

Women, Indigenous people, religious minorities and others have been denied the vote in past years

Canadians will go to the polls to elect a government on Sept. 20. In the past, some Canadians have been prohibited from voting. (Black Press file photo)
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

EDITORIAL: Consider candidates carefully in federal election

Campaign signs, advertisements, candidates speeches and other messaging will soon be common…

  • Aug 18, 2021
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan