September 20th, 2021

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Viewing parties go online during COVID-19 pandemic election day

By The Canadian Press on September 20th, 2021

OTTAWA – As the federal election gets underway today, a traditional form of viewing appears to be missing. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the number of viewing parties across the country. Large indoor gatherings are less appealing — if not off-limits — due to the virus and the higher-than-average number of mail-in ballots means final ... Read More »

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‘Don’t split the vote by voting PPC,’ O’Toole tells supporters on final campaign day

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

TORONTO – Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole delivered his starkest plea yet for people not to split the vote on the right by picking the People’s Party of Canada on what was his last day before polls open. Conservatives have been ramping up their warnings in recent days against voters going over to Maxime Bernier’s more ... Read More »

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Bloc Québécois leader makes final stop in undecided ridings, hoping to recover seats

By Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

MONTREAL – Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet ended his final day of the federal election campaign on Sunday in Quebec ridings he hopes to wrest from his opponents ahead of Monday’s election. He began his eleventh-hour push on familiar turf, campaigning in his adopted home city of Shawinigan, more than 140 kilometres away from the ... Read More »

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O’Toole encourages supporters to spread platform gospel on final campaign push

By Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – Erin O’Toole is telling supporters to pound the pavement and get out the vote on his last day of campaigning, while he runs toward the finish line at more of a jog than a sprint. The Conservative leader returned from a morning run at about 9:30 a.m., before boarding a bus to ... Read More »

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The Undecideds: How three Canadian voters made their choice in the election

By Sarah Smellie, Bill Graveland and Jacob Serebrin, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

Canadians are set to go to the polls Monday, but not everyone has always known what they were going to do when they got there. The Canadian Press followed three undecided voters through the ups and downs of this election campaign to see how they made up their minds. LEDON WELLON, MOUNT PEARL, N.L. Reflections ... Read More »

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Singh vows to fight for people even if there’s a ‘Groundhog Day’ minority government

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

BURNABY, B.C. – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh made a final push for votes in British Columbia by saying his party will fight for people no matter what happens during Monday’s election. The New Democrats remain on the offensive during a busy final day in the Lower Mainland, visiting ridings held by Liberals and Conservatives that ... Read More »

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Trudeau makes last-minute appeal to progressive voters on final campaign day

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

MONTREAL – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau kicked off the final day of the federal election campaign by telling progressive voters that his party is the best option to stop Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives from forming government. Trudeau told some 300 supporters at an outdoor rally in Montreal that progressive voters no longer have to choose between ... Read More »

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Election official, who runs chocolate shop, flies ballot box to 27 B.C. lighthouses.

By Marie Woolf, The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

OTTAWA – They lead solitary lives, isolated for months on tiny islets and craggy ocean bluffs. Yet despite their remote locations, Canada’s reclusive lighthouse keepers have one of the highest voter turnouts in the country – thanks to a part-time election official who flew in their ballots by helicopter. Vlasta Booth, who usually runs a ... Read More »

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Winnipeg South has a history of siding with winners in federal elections

By The Canadian Press on September 19th, 2021

Winnipeg South This large suburban area is a true bellwether riding. Since its reincarnation in 1988 (it had been dissolved into parts of two ridings in 1979), it has always elected a politician of the winning party. Liberal incumbent Terry Duguid took the seat in 2015 after Rod Bruinooge had held the riding under former ... Read More »

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Where the federal party leaders are on Sunday, Sept. 19

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

The main national party leaders’ scheduled public appearances for Sunday, Sept. 19 All times are local. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Holds campaign events in person and virtually in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta, and Atlantic Canada. No locations or times provided. _____ Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole Markham, Ont. 1 p.m. — Attends event with ... Read More »

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Green Party leader makes surprise, last-minute visit to Vancouver Island

By The Canadian Press on September 18th, 2021

VICTORIA – Green Party Leader Annamie Paul broke with her tradition throughout the federal election campaign and traveled to British Columbia today, marking her first visit to the only region in the country where her party held seats before Parliament was dissolved. Paul’s trip to Vancouver Island was a departure from her approach throughout the ... Read More »

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