federal election

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
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
Taylor Bachrach will be headed to Ottawa as the new MP for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley. He was declared the winner at approximately 8:30 p.m. Bachrach ended up winning by more than 3,000 votes over Conservative candidate Claire Rattee. (Marisca Bakker / Smithers Interior News)

Skeena-Bulkley Valley once again goes NDP

Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach set to follow in Nathan Cullen’s footsteps

Taylor Bachrach will be headed to Ottawa as the new MP for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley. He was declared the winner at approximately 8:30 p.m. Bachrach ended up winning by more than 3,000 votes over Conservative candidate Claire Rattee. (Marisca Bakker / Smithers Interior News)
Marisca Bakker / Smithers Interior News                                New Democrat Taylor Bachrach will be headed to Ottawa as the new MP for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley. He was declared the winner at approximately 8:30 p.m. Below: Bachrach enjoyed his win with family and friends at the Smithers Brewing Co.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley once again goes NDP

Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach set to follow in Nathan Cullen’s footsteps

Marisca Bakker / Smithers Interior News                                New Democrat Taylor Bachrach will be headed to Ottawa as the new MP for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley. He was declared the winner at approximately 8:30 p.m. Below: Bachrach enjoyed his win with family and friends at the Smithers Brewing Co.
Nathan Cullen signing the official register as the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Skeena - Bulkley Valley in 2004. (File photo)

NDP to start candidate search

Follows decision by Nathan Cullen to retire from politics

Nathan Cullen signing the official register as the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Skeena - Bulkley Valley in 2004. (File photo)