Federal Politics

People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier responds to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Que. on Monday October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COLUMN: The problem with negative election campaigning

In a multi-party system, voters have plenty of choices at the polls

 

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted by Dan Proulx (top left), saw the five North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates answer questions on a variety of topics Sept. 8. (Screen shot)

VIDEO: North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates share plans to boost workforce

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and BC Fruit Growers host event prior to election

 

In this satellite photo released by Maxar Technologies, Kabul’s international airport is seen amid evacuations on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies

Trudeau mum on U.S. deadline to leave Kabul by Aug. 31 as he meets with G7 leaders

Trudeau is attending a special virtual meeting of the G7 leaders to discuss Afghanistan today

 

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s housing strategy having ‘limited’ impact on housing need, watchdog says

Government is falling short of its aim to vastly expand Canada’s affordable housing stock

New homes are built in a housing construction development in the west end of Ottawa on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Parliament’s budget watchdog says the government is falling short of its aim of vastly expanding Canada’s affordable housing stock despite a spending ramp-up in the hundreds of millions of dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
North Okanagan—Shuswap MP Mel Arnold. (Contributed)

Column: Democratic rights and freedoms must be protected

From the Hill by North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold

  • Aug 10, 2021
North Okanagan—Shuswap MP Mel Arnold. (Contributed)

Letter: North Okanagan-Shuswap MP’s suggestion to enjoy ourselves a timely message

Writer responds to letter criticizing MP for ignoring wildfires, climate change

  • Aug 10, 2021
Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Seniors cut off from federal income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

$2,000 a month in Canada Emergency Response Benefit has rendered some ineligible

Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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Kelowna-Lake Country MP asked not to attend Pride Festival

Local LGBTQ2S+ group has taken issue with Gray’s vote against a bill banning conversion therapy

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A young boys smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Education Minister Tom Osborne and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, left to right, engage with children at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Trudeau Liberals maintain lead over rivals ahead of possible election call: poll

Leger poll suggests little movement as many observers anticipate an election call this month

A young boys smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Education Minister Tom Osborne and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, left to right, engage with children at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The province has struck a deal with Ottawa for a $10-a-day child-care program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Lori Goldman, right, cheers as MP Richard Cannings signs a pledge for climate action as part of the climate change rally in Penticton on July 29. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western)

MP Cannings signs pledge to for green action at Penticton climate change rally

Dozens gathered to rally against the worsening climate

Lori Goldman, right, cheers as MP Richard Cannings signs a pledge for climate action as part of the climate change rally in Penticton on July 29. (Brennan Phillips - Penticton Western)
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Ottawa proposes new rules to crack down on harmful online content

Fines could range up to five per cent of a platform’s gross global revenue for large firms

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Trudeau says his government is withholding millions of dollars in health-care transfers to New Brunswick because that province is limiting access to abortion services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says Ottawa withholding health-care transfers to N.B. over abortion access

New Brunswick law bans government funding for abortions conducted outside three approved hospitals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Trudeau says his government is withholding millions of dollars in health-care transfers to New Brunswick because that province is limiting access to abortion services.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Labour Minister Filomena Tassi responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday December 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Liberals look to fall for movement on having free tampons, pads in federal workplaces

A 100-per-cent take-up rate would put the cost at about $2.3 million annually.

Labour Minister Filomena Tassi responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday December 3, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

One-time payments to seniors over 75 likely to also go to the dead

Government wouldn’t seek to recoup the deposits made to the deceased, documents say

Minister of Seniors Deb Schulte speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Thursday, June 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Tory riding associations’ war chests larger than other parties, analysis shows

Most recent financial statements filed by riding associations to Elections Canada reviewed

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole holds a press conference in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Mary Simon becomes Canada’s 1st Indigenous governor general

Simon becomes the country’s first Indigenous governor general in stripped-down ceremony

Mary Simon speaks during an announcement at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada's next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Annamie Paul says ‘small group’ of party execs behind court case against Green leader

‘I am not feuding with anyone,’ she told reporters outside her new Toronto office

Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadians see NDP’s Singh as a better PM than Tories’ O’Toole, survey suggests

34%of decided voters said they support the Liberals, while Conservatives stood at 29% and NDP at 22%

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with the media in Duncan, B.C. on Thursday, July 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NDP leader Singh addresses reconciliation, forestry in Cowichan tour stop

‘For people that went to school at an elementary school here … there are no grave sites at schools’

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with the media in Duncan, B.C. on Thursday, July 8. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Jagmeet Singh commits NDP to building 500,000 affordable housing units

Housing prices have increased more in Canada than anywhere else, says leader in B.C. tour stop

Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford MP Alistair MacGregor speak to the media via Zoom on Thursday, July 8 as Singh kicks off his national tour with a stop in Duncan, B.C. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)