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.
Continue reading Election 2021: The new Canadian vote
This week features the liberal candidate Jennifer Grenz. (To hear interviews with the Green Party candidate and the NDP candidate or for replays of any or all folk u radio shows visit cortesradio.ca/folk-u)
Continue reading Liberal Candidate on Real Talk on Folk U
This week features current M.P. Rachel Blaney of the NDP. (Last week was with the Green Party candidate, available on folku.ca/podcasts) Invites out to the other candidates and awaiting response.
Continue reading Real Talk with the Candidates on Folk U: Rachel Blaney
This week features Green Party Candidate Jessica Wegg (Friday Sept 3 at 1 p.m.) and next week is current M.P. Rachel Blaney of the NDP (Friday Sept 10 at 1 p.m.). Invites out to the other candidates and awaiting response.
Continue reading Real Talk with the Candidates on Folk U: Jessica Wegg
Terrace Standard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Claire Rattée, the Conservative candidate for Skeena–Bulkley Valley said she will not be signing an online pledge put forth by a Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink projects in Northern B.C.
Continue reading Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act