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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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Election 2021: Liberal climate plan is achievable, says Clean Energy Canada

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After modelling the climate plans of the four major parties in this election, Clean Energy Canada announced the Liberals have the only plan they know is achievable.

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Election 2021: NDP should be wary of weak spots in Vancouver Island stronghold

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In the past two federal elections, Vancouver Island has been a stronghold for the NDP, and one campaign observer predicts it will largely stay that way after Sept. 20.

But there are some chinks in the orange armour on the island given the strength of voter concern about the climate crisis and Erin O’Toole bumping up the popularity of the Conservatives, the NDP’s historical nemesis in the region.

There’s no doubt the recent Green Party infighting offers the NDP some advantage this election with climate-concerned voters, said Mark Williams, chair of political studies at Vancouver Island University.

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Election 2021: Federal Green Party’s battle for survival unfolds on Vancouver Island 

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Vancouver Island is a long way from the seat of power in Ottawa, but it’s a vital battleground this election for the survival of the federal Green Party.

The party’s only two incumbent candidates, former leader Elizabeth May and Paul Manly, are hoping to retain their toehold on the southeast tip of the island, despite bitter infighting between the party’s leader, Annamie Paul, and some of the party’s brass that dragged on until the eve of the election.

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Election 2021: Is Trudeau flubbing the West Coast vote by failing to push hard on climate change?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

One reason Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign may be flagging in his preferred stomping grounds in British Columbia, especially with young voters, is in part because he’s failing to push hard enough on climate change as a key election issue, one pundit suggests. 

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