Category Archives: Politics

Wegg talks about COVID, the election and ‘next time’

After a strong showing in 2019, the 2021 election seems like a step backward for the Green party, but Jessica Wegg is already talking about the next election. 

“There is too much at stake for us to loose hope or lose sight of that the goal is,” she said. “I think Vancouver Island is uniquely situated for Greens to do very well.” 

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Annamie Paul leaves a struggle ‘for the soul’ of the Green Party

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

Annamie Paul says there’s a fight over the future of the Green Party, and she’s not up for any more punches.

On Monday morning, after months of infighting and a federal election campaign that saw the party’s support drop to 2.3 per cent of the popular vote from the 6.5 per cent it recorded in 2019, Paul announced she would begin the process of stepping down as leader.

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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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