Maverick Party plans to increase its game after poor election results

The interim leader of the new Maverick party says it will make some important changes following a disappointing result in last month’s federal election. Formerly known as Wexit Canada, the party is in favor of Western Canada’s independence or constitutional amendments that would benefit the West. It ran 29 candidates in Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia … Read more

Here are some of the federal winners’ big winners and losers in 2021

Although Canada’s 44th federal election ended very much with the 43rd – with a narrowly liberal minority – there were changes in electoral fortunes across the country. There were favorites without seats and dramatic endings. There were results representing potentially significant changes for the parties involved. Here are some of the high-profile candidates who have … Read more

Who believes in politics? In 2019, some areas of Toronto saw nearly half of their voters jump out

The first and only time Charmaine Weir voted in an election, a single conversation spurred her to the ballot box. A graduate sought out her neighborhood and took the time to hear about the problems Weir faced on a daily basis, including the challenges she experienced living in public housing. But the vote came and … Read more

Who believes in politics? In 2019, some areas of Toronto saw nearly half of their voters jump out

The first and only time Charmaine Weir voted in an election, a single conversation spurred her to the ballot box. A graduate sought out her neighborhood and took the time to hear about the problems Weir faced on a daily basis, including the challenges she experienced living in public housing. But the vote came and … Read more

Who believes in politics? In 2019, some areas of Toronto saw nearly half of their voters jump out

The first and only time Charmaine Weir voted in an election, a single conversation spurred her to the ballot box. A graduate sought out her neighborhood and took the time to hear about the problems Weir faced on a daily basis, including the challenges she experienced living in public housing. But the vote came and … Read more

We visited eight Toronto rides to take stock of federal candidates’ fighting lawns. Here’s what we found

On a street corner in downtown Toronto, nestled in a pile of browning leaves, a cluster of bright signs compete for attention – a lime-green campaign sign for Annamie Paul adjoins the strong orange of Brian Chang, about a foot from the reddish panels of Marci In a. Each sign reveals a series of small … Read more

This Toronto senior hoped to vote in the federal election by mail. She was ‘shocked’ to be told she had to apply

This Toronto senior hoped to vote in the federal election by mail.  She was ‘shocked’ to be told she had to apply

Joan Snapp, a 68-year-old from North York, had hoped to avoid a busy polling station this fall by casting her ballot by mail — once she decided which party to support in the federal election. She had talked about the idea with her daughter-in-law, Dawn Mushinski, who expected information about the process to arrive in … Read more

This Toronto senior hoped to vote in the federal election by mail. She was ‘shocked’ to be told she had to apply

This Toronto senior hoped to vote in the federal election by mail.  She was ‘shocked’ to be told she had to apply

Joan Snapp, a 68-year-old from North York, had hoped to avoid a busy polling station this fall by casting her ballot by mail — once she decided which party to support in the federal election. She had talked about the idea with her daughter-in-law, Dawn Mushinski, who expected information about the process to arrive in … Read more

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