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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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Election 2021: Conservative candidate refuses to sign Wet’suwet’en group’s pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

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. 

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