Federal

338Canada.com has Conservatives polling locally at 47 percent

With less than a day before the votes are counted in the 2021 Canadian federal election, it is worthwhile to look at the latest polling provided by 338Canada.com.

If their predictions are correct, Prime Minister Trudeau will remain the nation’s leader, Jamie Schmale will win Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock easily and the classic bellwether riding of Peterborough-Kawartha that has sided with the winning party since 1960 could see a photo-finish with less than one per cent of the total vote separating the winner from the loser.

The political fringe: PPC and Libertarian candidates have much in common

People’s Party of Canada candidate Alison Davidson and Libertarian candidate Gene Balfour are also vying for voters’ intentions on Monday – and their parties have much in common.

It’s the PPC that gets the most headlines, though, thanks to the pandemic and leader Maxime Bernier’s use of it as a wedge issue. Now home to most of the anti-vax, anti-mask, and no-more-lockdowns movement, the PCC’s Davidson does nothing to dispel this notion when she speaks about vaccines.

Green Party candidate says local food production should be ramped up

Green Party candidate Angel Godsoe says it’s time for big changes to support local agriculture and food production, with a real emphasis on local. Godsoe, a farmer just north of Cambray, says the Green Party wants “to safeguard agricultural lands.”

NDP’s Miller says riding would benefit from party’s policy on housing

When it comes to the hot button issue of housing, Zac Miller of the NDP says his party is the best choice to make to see a positive difference.

Miller, who was also the NDP candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock in the 2018 provincial election, says one obvious way to lower the cost of housing is to “increase the supply.”

Forbes believes election call was necessary

Judi Forbes, Liberal candidate in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, believes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the right thing by calling the federal election that is currently being contested. Forbes also thinks the party she represents “has had Canadians’ backs during the pandemic” and possesses the best possible plan to help Canadians recovery from the pandemic.

Schmale believes small business key to pandemic recovery

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes- Brock Member of Parliament Jamie Schmale believes that small business will be the key to Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. He also thinks the Conservative Party of Canada is best poised to create the conditions for that recovery more quickly than any other party.

Rally against lockdowns, vaccine laws, draws large crowd in downtown Lindsay

At times, the beeping of horns of support made it difficult to do interviews.

About 80 people gathered downtown in front of Lindsay’s library to protest vaccine passports, lockdowns, and what they see as “medical tyranny.”