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Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Leaders in Ontario and B.C. as campaign enters final week

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is returning to Vancouver to make an announcement this morning

Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau waves to the media on arrival prior to the English language leaders’ debate, in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Canadians will vote in a federal election on Sept. 20. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file photo)

CANADA VOTES 2021: How will the parties make housing more affordable?

Housing prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic

Housing affordability has become a top issue for Canadians as housing prices continue to climb. (Black Press file 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
Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)

Tonight’s Delta all-candidates meeting cancelled

Delta Residents Association event on Sept. 11, Delta Chamber of Commerce event on Sept. 14 still a go

Six candidates are vying to be Delta’s next MP: (top row, from left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party); (bottom row, from left) Garry Shearer (Conservative Party), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada). (submitted photos)
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
Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)

CANADA VOTES 2021: Where the parties stand on climate change

Voters identify climate change as one of their top issues

Leading the march, some of the younger attendees chalked climate change mottos during the march (Clayton Whitelaw/Penticton Western News)
A man wears a facemask as he takes part along with thousands of people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on Friday, June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Cost of living, systemic racism, affordable housing top of mind for Black voters: survey

Other issues include immigration, availability of jobs, and financial hardships due to COVID-19

A man wears a facemask as he takes part along with thousands of people in a Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto on Friday, June 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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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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A person 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, Sept. 20, 2021. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

NDP passes on in-person all-candidates event in Surrey, citing rising COVID-19 cases

Surrey Board of Trade held a ‘Federal Election Candidates Surrey Business Dialogue’ Wednesday at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel

A person 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, Sept. 20, 2021. Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press
Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

‘It’s going to happen’: Surrey rally encourages voters research candidates’ climate-action plans

Surrey event was part of cross-Canada event to demand politicians take climate emergency action

Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty was one if the organizers of a small climate rally in Bear Creek Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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 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
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
There are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party). (submitted photos)

UPDATE: Three chances for Delta voters to hear from candidates

Delta OARH Committee, Delta Residents Association, Chamber of Commerce hosting forums Sept. 10-14

There are six candidates vying to be Delta’s next MP: (clockwise, from top-left) Carla Qualtrough (Liberal Party), Monika Dean (NDP), Jeremy Smith (Green Party), Paul Tarasenko (People’s Party of Canada), Hong Yan Pan (independent) and Garry Shearer (Conservative Party). (submitted photos)
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Black Press Media file photo

Federal election campaign slow to ignite in Surrey

24 candidates are running for MP in Surrey’s 5 ridings this federal election

Black Press Media file photo
Black Press Media file photo
Gary Jensen is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for South Surrey-White Rock. (Contributed photo)

FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates – Gary Jensen, PPC

Personal freedoms at heart of Jensen’s campaign

Gary Jensen is the People’s Party of Canada candidate for South Surrey-White Rock. (Contributed photo)
South Surrey - White Rock Conservative incumbent Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates – Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative

Incumbent MP says Canadians are ready for a change of government

South Surrey - White Rock Conservative incumbent Kerry-Lynne Findlay.
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

18 souls want to be MP in Surrey’s north end ridings

Seven are in the running in Surrey Centre, six in Fleetwood-Port Kells and five in Surrey-Newton

Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parliament Hill is viewed below a Canada flag in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Maxime Bernier making campaign stop in Abbotsford with Fraser Valley hopefuls

Public event will feature six People’s Party of Canada candidates in federal election

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Afghanistan, pandemic cast a shadow over Liberal campaign efforts

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said Canada’s exit was a failure

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to a question during a news conference on the waterfront in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
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