Federal

Election numbers worth knowing

Analysis: A look at 80 years of voting in riding

At few other times in public discourse are more numbers floated for public consumption than at election time. There seem to be multiple polls outs out every day, sometimes telling conflicting stories. Politicians, as a part of their tried-and-true stump speeches, talk about millions and billions in election promises like pocket change.

Miller acclaimed as NDP candidate

Miller ran previously for the provincial NDP in 2018

Zac Miller has been acclaimed as NDP candidate for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

The community activist and volunteer has spent the last several years advocating for improved healthcare and long-term care for the region through the Kawartha Lakes Health Coalition.

Green Party goes with Godsoe

The local Green Party has cancelled their nomination meeting that would have decided between two candidates and instead found a riding for both contestants to run in. That means Angel Godsoe will represent Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock for the Greens.

Local Green Party members to face off to see who will represent riding in election

The Advocate has learned that a nomination meeting will be necessary for the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Greens after two people stepped forward to represent the riding in the Sept. 20 election.

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.