Federal

Familiar faces to square off again locally in election

Local candidates are off to the races in a federal match-up that pits the Liberal’s Justin Trudeau against new Conservative leader Erin O’Toole and the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh.

Annamie Paul, the federal Green Party leader, will face her first campaign since Elizabeth May stepped aside in 2019. At this time, only the Conservatives and Liberals have chosen candidates locally, with the Conservatives of course running incumbent Jamie Schmale and the Liberals once again fielding Judi Forbes.

Schmale and Forbes to face off again; NDP says it will be election-ready

Green Party still looking for candidate

With a fall federal election a real  possibility, the Conservatives and Liberals locally appear to be ready with two familiar faces. 

Incumbent Jamie Schmale of the Conservative Party of Canada has already been nominated by his party executive and will be running for a third time, first elected in 2015.  

Councillor hopes Pontypool will eventually be included in Via Train plans

Councillor hopes Pontypool will eventually be included in Via Train plans

New high frequency trains could travel as fast as 200 km per hour

The Canadian government has announced a high frequency rail proposal for the Toronto to Quebec City corridor – and Councillor Tracy Richardson says it’s a win “for the entire province” but hopes it will also include Kawartha Lakes.

City to encourage conversation about basic income  

In a contested and close vote, Kawartha Lakes council approved a motion by Councillor Doug Elmslie to send letters to… Continue reading “City to encourage conversation about basic income  “

Schmale doesn’t see election happening anytime soon

Schmale doesn’t see election happening anytime soon

Local MP Jamie Schmale believes there is “no hope” for an election any time soon, and that there “is no… Continue reading “Schmale doesn’t see election happening anytime soon”

Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition

Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale found himself in the minority last month when a majority of Conservative delegates refused to… Continue reading “Schmale and O’Toole in minority on climate change recognition”

Schmale under fire for seeking guidance from constituents on outlawing conversion therapy

A growing outcry is developing after local MP Jamie Schmale decided to hold a constituency-level referendum on Bill C-6, which… Continue reading “Schmale under fire for seeking guidance from constituents on outlawing conversion therapy”