Category Archives: Politics

Federal Conservative leader shares recovery plan

By Hannah Scott, Richmond Sentinel, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Federal Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole shared his vision for post-pandemic recovery this week in Richmond.

At the local chamber of commerce’s first in-person event in over a year, O’Toole offered five “pillars” that focus on recovery and preparation for the next pandemic, including Canada’s ability to manufacture vaccines and personal protective equipment, as well as the creation of a million jobs. 

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Campbell River may be erecting billboards for two key industries, not three

Campbell River may be erecting billboards for only two of its three key pillar industries: aquaculture and forestry – but not tourism.

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Shelley Downey running for Conservatives again

Long term Port McNeill City Coun. Shelley Downey will once again be the Conservative candidate in North Island-Powell River during the next federal election.

In response to Cortes Currents query about running again, Downey replied, “I will be representing the Conservative Party of Canada when the next election is called.”

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Jody Wilson-Raybould won’t seek re-election

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

Jody Wilson-Raybould says she will follow her grandmother’s lead and fight for a healthy and responsive government — just not from Parliament Hill.

On Thursday, the Independent MP for Vancouver Granville announced in an open letter to constituents she will not seek re-election.

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Wegg named Green Party candidate for North Island-Powell River

Human rights lawyer and climate activist Jessica Wegg will be the Green Party candidate for North Island-Powell River during the next federal election. 

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