Federal Election

UPDATE: Liberal candidate Cindy Derkaz concedes defeat to Conservative Mel Arnold

UPDATE: Liberal candidate Cindy Derkaz concedes defeat to Conservative Mel Arnold

Arnold leads riding with 20,512 votes, trailed by Derkaz with 9,544

  • Oct 21, 2019
UPDATE: Liberal candidate Cindy Derkaz concedes defeat to Conservative Mel Arnold
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

Spotlight on B.C.: 12 races to watch on Election Day

Black Press Media presents a four-part series into how B.C. will affect the national outcome

  • Oct 21, 2019
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Alan Harrison, Harwinder Sandhu and Kyle Delfing stand before 563 students at an all-candidates forum held in the Shuswap Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 17. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm students given chance to question candidates

More than 500 kids from Grades 4 to 8 attend all-candidates forum at Shuswap Middle School

Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Alan Harrison, Harwinder Sandhu and Kyle Delfing stand before 563 students at an all-candidates forum held in the Shuswap Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 17. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
All six federal leaders. (Black Press file photo)
All six federal leaders. (Black Press file photo)
A day before the election, poll shows Conservatives slightly ahead in popular vote: Ipsos
A day before the election, poll shows Conservatives slightly ahead in popular vote: Ipsos
VIDEO: Scheer won’t say if Conservatives hired consultant to ‘destroy’ People’s party
VIDEO: Scheer won’t say if Conservatives hired consultant to ‘destroy’ People’s party
All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)

ELECTION 2019: Federal leaders hit final 24 hours of campaign

Many leaders remain in B.C. for the final hours of the campaign

All five party leaders in the upcoming 2019 federal election. (The Canadian Press photos)
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, greeted a crowd of hundreds of people in Penticton at a rally for local candidate Richard Cannings. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Daniel Joseph is running as an independent candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Submitted photo)

PPC party discredits its former Kelowna-Lake Country president’s past accusations of racism

Daniel Joseph left the party in March and is now an independent candidate in the riding

Daniel Joseph is running as an independent candidate for Kelowna-Lake Country. (Submitted photo)
Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak
Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak
ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

  • Oct 19, 2019
ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Fredericton, Friday October 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Fredericton, Friday October 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is campaigning on Vancouver Island on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (CP)

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is campaigning on Vancouver Island on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (CP)
ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?

Promises include speculation taxes, more affordable housing, and declaring housing a human right

ELECTION 2019: How would the major parties address Canada’s housing crisis?
Justin Trudeau, left, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh. (CP)

Spotlight on B.C.: Liberals need at least 10 B.C. ridings to take the election

Black Press Media presents a four-part series into how B.C. will affect the federal election outcome

  • Oct 18, 2019
Justin Trudeau, left, Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh. (CP)
Discarded signs in the City of Kelowna public works yard. (Contributed)

Okanagan candidates’ signs headed to dump

Dozens of signs were picked up for not complying with bylaws, according to the city

Discarded signs in the City of Kelowna public works yard. (Contributed)
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer participates in a radio interview in Toronto, Ont. Thursday October 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer participates in a radio interview in Toronto, Ont. Thursday October 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

Social media platform posts what federal parties have paid to advertise

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh returns to Penticton Oct. 19

He is hosting a rally to boost local NDP candidate Richard Cannings’ campaign efforts

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is returning to Penticton on Oct. 19 to host a rally at the Penticton Lakeside Resort with local candidate Richard Cannings. Cannings is currently favoured to win the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding according to 338Canada. (Contributed)
Vanessa Mae Rodel and her daughter Keana Kellapatha, 7, are seen after a press conference on the status of the “Snowden Refugees”, Keana’s father and siblings that remain in Hong Kong, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Rodel, who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, and her daughter were granted refugee status and have lived in Montreal since March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Lawyers for ‘Snowden refugees’ demand Trudeau grant asylum before election

The group offered shelter and other help for a few weeks to Snowden in 2013

Vanessa Mae Rodel and her daughter Keana Kellapatha, 7, are seen after a press conference on the status of the “Snowden Refugees”, Keana’s father and siblings that remain in Hong Kong, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Rodel, who helped shelter whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, and her daughter were granted refugee status and have lived in Montreal since March. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang