Federal Election

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau greets the crowd during a campaign stop in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

As three leaders prepare to debate, Trudeau accused of ducking record

Liberal leader to be absent from first debate, hosted by the Maclean’s and CityTV, in Toronto

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau greets the crowd during a campaign stop in Vancouver on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises added incentives to the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive program, which provides Canadians up to 10 per cent off the purchase of their first home. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Trudeau promises added incentives for first-time home buyers in Greater Victoria

Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto promised an increase in qualifying home prices to offset higher prices

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promises added incentives to the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive program, which provides Canadians up to 10 per cent off the purchase of their first home. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
The Twitter app on a mobile phone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

Canadians are politically polarized, but social media likely not culprit: study

‘People on Twitter are not representative of the broader population’

The Twitter app on a mobile phone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
Members of the media inspect the wing from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign plane after being struck by the media bus following landing in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau election plane damaged in Victoria after media bus drives under wing

Officials say Liberal leader’s scheduled flights to Kamloops and Edmonton are not affected

Members of the media inspect the wing from Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign plane after being struck by the media bus following landing in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
VIDEO: Federal party leaders set to dive into Day 2 of the election campaign

VIDEO: Federal party leaders set to dive into Day 2 of the election campaign

Trudeau will not appear at first of several planned leaders’ debates tonight in Toronto

VIDEO: Federal party leaders set to dive into Day 2 of the election campaign
MP Randall Garrison predicts New Democrats won’t suffer the same fate of other social democrats. (File photo)
MP Randall Garrison predicts New Democrats won’t suffer the same fate of other social democrats. (File photo)
(From left to right) Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Bray, CEO of the Downtown Victoria Business Association; and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. The four community leaders presented on topics such as labour, transportation, housing and climate change during an all candidates listening session at the Victoria Conference Centre. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Federal candidates hear Greater Victoria priorities at listening session

Local leaders address MP-hopefuls on labour, housing and more

(From left to right) Paul Nursey, CEO of Destination Greater Victoria; Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Bray, CEO of the Downtown Victoria Business Association; and Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps. The four community leaders presented on topics such as labour, transportation, housing and climate change during an all candidates listening session at the Victoria Conference Centre. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Election signs popped up at the corner of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue shortly after the dropping of the writ, marking the start of Canada’s 43rd election campaign. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Election signs popped up at the corner of Highway 17 and Beacon Avenue shortly after the dropping of the writ, marking the start of Canada’s 43rd election campaign. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Public to hear from federal candidates at Metchosin forum

Pearson College UWC hosts event Sept. 18

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Tories turn to Bryan Adams’ songwriter for election campaign theme

Tories turn to Bryan Adams’ songwriter for election campaign theme

Guitar-driven tune is packed with Vallance’s trademarked pop-rock zeal

Tories turn to Bryan Adams’ songwriter for election campaign theme
Ron Broda (right) is running in Saanich–Gulf Islands for the People’s Party of Canada under the leadership of Maxime Bernier, who founded the party after losing the leadership contest for the Conservative Party of Canada to its current leader Andrew Scheer. (Ron Broda/Facebook)

Former Saanich cop who lost his leg in collision running against Elizabeth May

Ron Broda is running in the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding for the People’s Party of Canada

Ron Broda (right) is running in Saanich–Gulf Islands for the People’s Party of Canada under the leadership of Maxime Bernier, who founded the party after losing the leadership contest for the Conservative Party of Canada to its current leader Andrew Scheer. (Ron Broda/Facebook)
Dock Currie was withdrawn as the NDP candidate. Submitted photo.

NDP drop B.C. candidate over social media comments

Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo NDP Candidate Dock Currie asked to step down

Dock Currie was withdrawn as the NDP candidate. Submitted photo.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer talks with reporters prior to boarding his campaign plane in Ottawa on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Libs, Tories start campaign in dead heat, with NDP, Greens tied: poll

Survey suggests Conservative support at 35 per cent nationally, Liberal at 34 per cent

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer talks with reporters prior to boarding his campaign plane in Ottawa on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

VIDEO: With federal election called, parties unleash campaigns in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.

Trudeau has asked governor general to dissolve Parliament and send voters to the polls on Oct. 21

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Animal Protection Party of Canada has three candidates in B.C. for the 2019 federal election. (APP photo)

Did you know there’s an Animal Protection Party of Canada?

Three B.C. candidates are representing the small federal party in the upcoming election

Animal Protection Party of Canada has three candidates in B.C. for the 2019 federal election. (APP photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

VIDEO: Trudeau to officially call federal election on Wednesday

PM scheduled to visit Rideau Hall and ask the governor general to dissolve Parliament

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton, Ont., on Thursday, September 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde releases “Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada” during a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: AFN outlines First Nations election priorities ahead of October vote

Assembly of First Nations chief not endorsing anyone, urges Indigenous Canadians to get out and vote

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde releases “Honouring Promises: 2019 Federal Election Priorities for First Nations and Canada” during a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Use of fake social media bots in Alberta election will come to federal vote: experts

Federal report found significant, organized use of fake social media accounts in Alberta

Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, speaks during an event on workplace harassment and violence prevention fund in Toronto on Friday, July 5, 2019. Hajdu remembers encountering an angry — and racist — person at the doorstep. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

Campaigns strengthen harassment training in the wake of #MeToo movement

The #MeToo movement revealed Canadian politics is not immune from these issues

Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, speaks during an event on workplace harassment and violence prevention fund in Toronto on Friday, July 5, 2019. Hajdu remembers encountering an angry — and racist — person at the doorstep. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes an announcement in Toronto on Monday, September 2, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press)

The art of sloganeering: How many ways can politicians say ‘change’?

‘A ton of effort’ goes into finding a phrase for an election campaign, one expert says

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh makes an announcement in Toronto on Monday, September 2, 2019. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press)