federal election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATE: Trudeau follows Singh, promising ‘consequences’ for unvaccinated federal workers

New Democrats called for possible firing of federal workers who opt not to take a COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds an election campaign event in Longueuil, Que., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. New survey results suggest Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were clinging to a five-point lead on the eve of the federal election campaign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals maintained healthy lead on eve of federal campaign, new survey suggests

Leger: 35 per cent of decided voters who took part expressed support for the Liberals

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds an election campaign event in Longueuil, Que., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. New survey results suggest Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were clinging to a five-point lead on the eve of the federal election campaign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Reporters as questions as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

First full day of Canada’s election campaign begins with economic pledges

Business groups said Monday their members were looking for a detailed road map for recovery

Reporters as questions as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference after meeting with Governor General Mary Simon and triggering an election at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday, Aug 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with a family following childcare funding announcement in Montreal on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trudeau says Canadians deserve a say at pivotal moment, triggers Sept. 20 election

Trudeau: ‘maybe the most important since 1945 and certainly in our lifetimes’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks with a family following childcare funding announcement in Montreal on Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh takes a photo with a supporter on the ferry to Dartmouth from Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. The federal opposition parties are already off and running as each leader aims to jump the gun on an election race expected to kick off in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Singh stresses affordability in pre-campaign pitch

NDP leader unveils ‘Ready for Better,’ taking aim at high earners and big business

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh takes a photo with a supporter on the ferry to Dartmouth from Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. The federal opposition parties are already off and running as each leader aims to jump the gun on an election race expected to kick off in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts on a mask as he listens to Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speak via video conference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Friday, March 12, 2021. Tam says the country is now in the midst of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada in 4th wave, top doc says days ahead of expected election call

Tam says vast majority of new COVID-19 cases in Canada are among unvaccinated population.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts on a mask as he listens to Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speak via video conference during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Friday, March 12, 2021. Tam says the country is now in the midst of a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Opposition’s already on campaign trail with election call expected any day

Erin O’Toole and Jagmeet Singh have been criss-crossing the country

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

If an election were called, how much fight do Conservative premiers have left?

Canada’s premiers are not scheduled to meet in any official capacity until October in Winnipeg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, meets with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, July 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canadian party leaders worked their way around the country this week, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Pre-election spending limits on party ads don’t apply without fixed voting day

By the fixed-election date law, Canada’s next federal election isn’t supposed to be held until October 2023

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets people having lunch at a White Spot restaurant in Coquitlam, B.C., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canadian party leaders worked their way around the country this week, in what some see as the proof they needed that a federal election is on its way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Jody Wilson Raybould attends a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Jody Wilson-Raybould not seeking re-election, blasts ‘toxic and ineffective’ Parliament

She says she is leaving because of the ‘disgraceful’ emphasis on partisan politics over real action

Jody Wilson Raybould attends a news conference in Vancouver, Monday, May 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly

Lawyers debate jailhouse vote that may have won Yukon election

Court case will decide validity of ballot cast from jail that tipped balance in riding

Yukon Liberal Party candidate Pauline Frost speaks with media following a judicial recount of the riding of Vuntut Gwitchin’s results of the Yukon election, in Whitehorse, Monday, April 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

All parties in the Commons give approval in principle to pandemic election bill

All parties profess not to want an election during the health crisis

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Dominic LeBlanc speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill, on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on February 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Unanimous committee report calls on Trudeau not to trigger election during pandemic

Trudeau has repeatedly insisted he has no interest in forcing an election

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa on February 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Members of Parliament gather for a group photo in the temporary House of Commons in the West Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

What’s at stake for the main political parties as an election looms in 2021

Here’s a look at some of the factors at play that could shape how or when that election is called

Members of Parliament gather for a group photo in the temporary House of Commons in the West Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Our View: No elections yet, please

Can we at least wait until after the coronavirus pandemic is over?

  • Sep 17, 2020
We need elections. They’re coming up, and we can wait. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media before the first day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Ottawa, Monday September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Threat of fall federal election eases as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Congeniality emerged as fears of second wave of COVID-19 were heightened after another case increase

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media before the first day of a Liberal cabinet retreat in Ottawa, Monday September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Busy day at the polling place at Langley Secondary on Monday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Lower turnout for Langley’s voters in 2019

Early voting was up compared to 2015

Busy day at the polling place at Langley Secondary on Monday. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Tako Van Popta thanked supporters and volunteers after the new Conservative MP won in Langley-Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Conservative Van Popta victorious in Langley-Aldergrove

The new Conservative MP said he supports SkyTrain

Tako Van Popta thanked supporters and volunteers after the new Conservative MP won in Langley-Aldergrove. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
The Langley-Aldergrove candidates met in an all-candidates forum earlier during the campaign. (Langley Advance Times files)

Backgrounder: The campaign for the Langley-Aldergrove riding

What were the top issues and events of the campaign that just concluded?

  • Oct 21, 2019
The Langley-Aldergrove candidates met in an all-candidates forum earlier during the campaign. (Langley Advance Times files)
Busy day at the polling place at Langley Secondary on Monday, as of 4 p.m. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Polling places busy around Langley

The federal election saw a significant turnout in Langley-area ridings

Busy day at the polling place at Langley Secondary on Monday, as of 4 p.m. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)