federal election

Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault signs the writs of the 43rd general election during a photo opportunity in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Liberal promise to explore three-day polling took Elections Canada by surprise

Canada’s chief electoral officer has been busy preparing his own recommendations for improvements

 

An artist’s rendering of a national LGBTQ monument is shown in a handout illustration. A national LGBTQ2+ monument — inspired by a dramatic thundercloud — is to be built in Ottawa by 2025. The winning design, featuring a silver mirrored mosaic interior inspired by a thunderhead cloud and disco balls, was unveiled today at an event attended by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Heritage

Design for national LGBTQ2+ monument inspired by thundercloud and disco balls

$8-million monument to recognize Canada’s history of institutionalized homophobia and transphobia

 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with people from the Ukrainian community as Russia has launched a devastating attack and war on Ukraine in Toronto on Friday, March 4, 2022. Trudeau is set to depart for Europe today to meet with allies about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau departs for Europe to meet with allies on Ukraine response

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has meetings set for Monday in London with the prime ministers of Britain and the Netherlands

 

A ballot and ballot box are seen on a bench in the law courts during a judicial recount of the results of the Vuntut Gwitchin riding’s results from the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly

Elections Canada probes extent of mistakes on polling day in Indigenous communities

Were First Nations in Kenora, Ont., were the only ones denied the ability to vote?

A ballot and ballot box are seen on a bench in the law courts during a judicial recount of the results of the Vuntut Gwitchin riding’s results from the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
People arrive to cast their ballot on federal election day in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Elections Canada was curious to know how many Canadians believed in conspiracy theories leading up to the recent federal vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Elections Canada probed how many Canadians have a ‘conspiracy mindset’

Agency commissioned stand-alone survey into level of trust Canadians had in the electoral process

People arrive to cast their ballot on federal election day in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Elections Canada was curious to know how many Canadians believed in conspiracy theories leading up to the recent federal vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up as he enters the building for the first Conservative caucus since the federal election, Tuesday, Oct.5, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Postelection review to probe where Conservatives bled votes to People’s Party, NDP

Alberta representative who lost his seat to a Liberal reaching out to candidates and campaign teams

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole gives a thumbs up as he enters the building for the first Conservative caucus since the federal election, Tuesday, Oct.5, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man casts his ballot at a polling station on federal election day in Shawinigan, Que., Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
People start to line up early for the Canadian general election before polls open in west-end Toronto for the Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 election. The NDP has requested an official inquiry into what it calls “numerous and systemic failures of election officials” on election day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy

NDP says errors meant voters — including First Nations — were disenfranchised

Party requests official inquiry into what it calls ‘numerous and systemic failures’

People start to line up early for the Canadian general election before polls open in west-end Toronto for the Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 election. The NDP has requested an official inquiry into what it calls “numerous and systemic failures of election officials” on election day. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Poll finds Canadians not thrilled or angry about federal election outcome

Leger survey says only 18% are angry or uncomfortable with election outcome

A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Canadians may not be thrilled with the outcome of last week’s federal election but a new poll suggests few are angry that it produced an almost identical result to the 2019 nation-wide vote. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative MP Kenny Chiu rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 13, 2021, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ex-B.C. MP says Tories could have done better job talking to Chinese Canadians

Kenny Chiu says false online posts were made about Conservative discrimination

Conservative MP Kenny Chiu rises during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday April 13, 2021, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Voter turnout in federal election about average despite pandemic challenges

Elections Canada says almost 17 million Canadians voted, out of 27.4 million eligible electors.

A voter casts their ballot at a polling location on election day during the 44th Canadian general election, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Ballots are still being counted in the 2021 federal election. (Black Press file photo)

Counting of federal election mail ballots expected to continue until the weekend

Thousands of mail ballots still to be counted: 12 ridings started tally Friday

Ballots are still being counted in the 2021 federal election. (Black Press file photo)
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Twitter requires Maxime Bernier to delete tweet sharing reporters’ emails

Bernier called three journalists from mainstream news outlets ‘idiots’

People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier responds to reporters' questions after launching his campaign during a press conference at a hotel in Saint-Georges, Que., Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Abbotsford students ‘elected’ the NDP’s Dharmasena Yakandawela in the Student Vote program. (Submitted)

Abbotsford students ‘elect’ NDP’s Dharmasena Yakandawela

Student Vote Canada sees NDP candidate edge out Conservative Ed Fast by two votes

Abbotsford students ‘elected’ the NDP’s Dharmasena Yakandawela in the Student Vote program. (Submitted)
Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, speaks to the media during a funding announcement in Fredericton, N.B., on July 23, 2021. She was declared re-elected as a Liberal after Elections Canada finished counting special ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray

Most postal votes to be counted by the end of today: Elections Canada

Three ridings still too close to call on election night have been declared for the Liberals

Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, speaks to the media during a funding announcement in Fredericton, N.B., on July 23, 2021. She was declared re-elected as a Liberal after Elections Canada finished counting special ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray
Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.

Some Fraser Valley election candidates spent thousands on Facebook advertising

Tech giant makes candidate spending available to the public through search option

Facebook graph showing how much federal election candidates in the eastern Fraser Valley spent on Facebook advertising, directly through Facebook.
Ed Fast (middle) and his campaign team celebrate a win on Monday (Sept. 20). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Ed Fast scores another big win in Abbotsford

Incumbent Conservative wins for sixth time, PPC sees biggest increase locally

Ed Fast (middle) and his campaign team celebrate a win on Monday (Sept. 20). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole is seen during a news conference Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Ottawa.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Did Bernier’s party split votes on the right? The answer is nuanced, expert says

Analyst: Combined Conservative and PPC vote was greater than the winner’s share in 25 seats

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier and wife Catherine Letarte speaks from a podium to supporters during the PPC headquarters election night event in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal leaders face post-election questions about their futures

Status quo unlikely to extend to the majority of leaders involved in this campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick