Federal Election

Video & questionnaire: Seamus Heffernan - Liberal candidate in Abbotsford

Video & questionnaire: Seamus Heffernan – Liberal candidate in Abbotsford

Seamus Heffernan is the Liberal candidate in the Abbotsford riding

Video & questionnaire: Seamus Heffernan - Liberal candidate in Abbotsford
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
Video & questionnaire: Ed Fast - Conservative candidate in Abbotsford

Video & questionnaire: Ed Fast – Conservative candidate in Abbotsford

Ed Fast is the Conservative candidate in the Abbotsford riding

Video & questionnaire: Ed Fast - Conservative candidate in Abbotsford
Video & questionnaire: Brad Vis - Conservative candidate in MMFC

Video & questionnaire: Brad Vis – Conservative candidate in MMFC

Brad Vis is the Conservative candidate in Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

Video & questionnaire: Brad Vis - Conservative candidate in MMFC
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
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)
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)
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
From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Harrison Mills meeting questions federal candidates on local issues

Residents asked what candidates would do about drainage, the Kent quarry and the cultural hub

From right to left: Nick Csaszar, John Kidder, Jati Sidhu, Michael Nenn and Brad Vis at the all-candidates meeting in Harrison Mills Thursday, Oct. 3.  (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
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)
Aspiring members of Parliament in Abbotsford are set to appear at a pair of all-candidates forum next week. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

All-candidate meetings set for next week in Abbotsford

Chamber of Commerce to host separate meetings for candidates in two main local ridings

Aspiring members of Parliament in Abbotsford are set to appear at a pair of all-candidates forum next week. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News