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Election 2021: The new Canadian vote

Editor’s note: As will quickly become apparent, this story was originally published before the election.

By Fabian Dawson, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Truck driver, Jaspreet Singh, plans to vote for the first time in this federal election after arriving in Canada about six years ago.

In his riding of Surrey-Newton, home to about 60,000 people where more than 60 per cent are South Asian New Canadians, all five candidates vying for the seat have South Asian heritage.

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Canada’s climate plans ‘highly insufficient’ in global ranking

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The independent Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has crunched the numbers on countries’ updated 2030 Paris Agreement targets and found Canada’s “highly insufficient,” pouring cold water on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign emphasis on expert endorsements.

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Under First Nations Leadership, Businesses at the End of the Road Thrive

By Abby Francis, quathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 2000, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa entered into a partnership to purchase about 4.1 acres of land in Lund. This area includes three harbours, two parking lots, a hotel and restaurant, general store, and a fuel dock. In 2016, just after treaty was signed, Tla’amin’s government bought out Formosa, and now owns all of the 4.1 acres. 

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Election 2021: Justin Trudeau hopes this endorsement will swing B.C. voters, but will it?

By John Woodside, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was in Richmond, B.C., Tuesday to flex an endorsement from former B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver in an attempt to lock down climate-conscious voters.

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