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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

November 14, 2017 5:06 pm Updated: November 15, 2017 6:14 am

Conservatives, Liberals choose Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection candidates

Thomas Piller - Web Producer By Thomas Piller
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Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk and Larry Ingram, of the Liberal Party of Canada, have been chosen to run in the Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection.

The Conservatives and Liberals have each chosen candidates to run in the upcoming Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection.

The seat was left vacant when former Conservative MP Gerry Ritz resigned on Oct. 2.

The Conservative Party of Canada announced that Rosemarie Falk was chosen this past weekend to represent them as their candidate.

Falk, a social worker, grew up in the riding and is now raising a family of her own there.

The Liberal Party of Canada said Monday that Larry Ingram has been nominated as their official candidate.

READ MORE: Saskatchewan Party members pay tribute to Brad Wall

Born and raised in Turtleford, Sask., Ingram is a small business owner and former municipal councillor for the rural municipality of Mervin. He also ran against Ritz in the 2015 election.

The federal byelection for the Saskatchewan riding will be held on Dec. 11.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falk wins Conservative nomination

By Jessica Dempsey

November 14, 2017 1:59 PM

Conservative Party candidate Rosemarie Falk. Meridian Booster File Photo

Conservative Party of Canada members in Battlefords-Lloydminster have made their voices heard, and have selected Rosemarie Falk as their candidate for the upcoming by-election.

The Lloydminster resident was announced as the winner of the nomination race on Saturday night, after defeating Aron Klassen, Richard Nelson, Bernie Morton, and John Hildebrand.

“I’m honoured that the conservatives have chosen me to represent them on the by-election ballot. We are excited and ready to get to work,” said Falk.

The Liberals announced four by-elections will take place on Dec. 11, one of which is the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding, where Gerry Ritz announced his retirement in August.

With less than a month until the by-election, Falk said the work really started months ago.

“I will continue working as hard as I can to continue reaching out to as many residents in the riding as possible,” she said in regards to her future plans.

“You now hear what their concerns are and what their ideas are moving forward,” said Falk.

If elected on Dec. 11, Falk noted there was one thing she would do, “serve the people.”

“We are a grassroots organization … the conservative’s grassroots hear what the people want and need, and are a voice on the federal level for them,” she said.

If elected, top priorities for Falk include opposing the carbon tax, defend small businesses, support agriculture, and the support of pipelines.

“I think it’s important that whoever wins, that they be vocal for the approval of pipelines, what happened with Energy East is unacceptable, and also be vocal about having no carbon tax. I will advocate for provincial jurisdiction that it be respected,” she explained.

Falk added being a voice for the middle class and low-income families was important to her.

“It’s the middle class and under that that’s hurting, so just being a voice for them and act as an effective voice,” she said.

The New Democrat Party has yet to announce a nominee for the election, but on Tuesday, the Liberal Party of Canada announced Larry Ingram as their nominee.

Falk said what gives her an edge over other competitors is her energy and ability to get things done.

“I have the work ethic to reach out to as many people as possible, and the desire to talk to as many people as possible that live in the riding,” she said.

The campaign trail will continue to heat up as the Dec. 11 date comes closer.

“It’s such an honour to even have my name put on a ballot,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s an extreme honour that people have entrusted me, the Conservative members of the party, have entrusted that with me,” said Falk.

Follow Falk on Twitter, @rosemarie_falk


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( they've still yet to announce who the liberal candidate is in the Newfoundland by election although it will be a man as no women ran to replace Judy Foote )

Bonavista-Trinity-Burin Liberal Candidate to be Announced Today

November 16, 2017 | 8:29 am

It’s expected to be this afternoon before we find out who the Liberal candidate will be to replace Judy Foote.

Foote resigned last month for personal reasons, and now five people are vying for the right to represent the ruling Liberals in next month’s byelection. Nomination meetings took place throughout Bonavista-Trinity-Burin Tuesday evening and last night.

Dale Foote, Larry Guinchard, Churence Rogers, Pete Soucy and Merv Wiseman are the nominees.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( trudeau was also in the BC riding , this time early a change from his other visits which tended to come later in the campaign ( often final week or so ) , might be a sign the liberals feel there running slightly behind here and need a boost )

Justin Trudeau to join Gordie Hogg in South Surrey—White Rock

November 14, 2017

White Rock, B.C. – Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will join candidate Gordie Hogg in South Surrey—White Rock on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

1:00 PM – Community visit – Laura’s Café
15259 Pacific Ave
White Rock, BC V4B 1P8

Notes for Media: Open coverage, photo opportunity only – Media should arrive by 12:30pm

1:45 PM – Community visit – Five Corners Cafe
1173 Johnston Rd
White Rock, BC V4B 3Y8


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin Trudeau visits White Rock, B.C., ahead of federal byelections

Prime minister endorses Liberal candidate Gordon Hogg for South Surrey-White Rock riding

CBC News Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:13 PM PT| Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017 7:13 PM PT

Liberal candidate for the South Surrey-White Rock riding Gordie Hogg, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, pose with students from White Rock Elementary on Nov. 15, 2017.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lent some of his star power to federal byelection candidate Gordie Hogg in B.C. on Wednesday in hopes of claiming the South Surrey-White Rock riding.

Trudeau made an appearance at a local cafe to endorse Hogg, a former White Rock Mayor and MLA, as the Liberals' candidate for the riding. The event drew a crowd of hundreds.

Hogg believes tapping into Trudeau's fanfare will give him an advantage heading into the byelection.

"Justin — his presence adds a lot to the feeling and the temperament of the day," he told CBC News. "Certainly it will be a dog fight with the Conservatives as we move forward."

The South Surrey-White Rock riding was vacated by Conservative MP Diane Watts in September. She has since made a bid to lead the B.C. Liberal Party.

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Newly-elected Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer receives a embrace from Conservative MP Dianne Watts as he is given a standing ovation from his Conservative caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday, May 29, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

The Conservatives have nominated former national revenue minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay to run for the riding. The NDP has not yet put forth a candidate.

Voters will head to the polls for the federal byelection on December 11.

The three other ridings up for grabs are Newfoundland and Labrador's Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, Saskatchewan's Battlefords-Lloydminster and Ontario's Scarborough-Agincourt.

Small businesses raise concerns

Some small business owners in attendance were hoping to get some face time with the Prime Minister regarding the Liberals proposed tax reform.

Laura Cornale owns Laura's Coffee Corner, the cafe where the event was held.

While she welcomed the surge in business that came with Trudeau's appearance, she said she's still waiting on the government's promise to lower taxes for small businesses.

"We need help," said Cornale. "Everything is taxes, taxes, taxes. It would be nice to get a break."

The Liberals have pledged to cut the small business tax rate to ten per cent by January 2018, and to nine per cent in 2019.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses with Laura Cornale inside Laura's Coffee Corner in White Rock, B.C. (CBC)

Andrew Scheer visits Lower Mainland

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer also made an appearance in the Lower Mainland Wednesday, holding a campaign rally and endorsing candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

Scheer used the platform to challenge Trudeau's commitment to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project, blaming the Prime Minister for TransCanada's decision to cancel the Energy East Pipeline.

"We have a big challenge ahead of us in South Surrey-White Rock," Scheer said at the evening rally. "We need to make sure we hang onto this seat."


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Scheer was also in the BC riding to launch Findlay's campaign , although outcome of the by election won't be decided by leader visits , rather the effectiveness of the local campaigns and who's supporters are more motivated and likely to vote in the by election which happens a few weeks before Christmas )

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer greets candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay at the Pacific Inn and Convention Centre in South Surrey Wednesday evening. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in South Surrey to ‘greet supporters’

Event also serves as campaign launch for South Surrey-White Rock candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay
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Nov. 15, 2017 5:12 p.m./
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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is at the Pacific Inn and Convention Centre in South Surrey this evening, helping to launch the campaign of candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay.

Findlay was announced Monday as the Conservative’s candidate for next month’s federal byelection in the South Surrey-White Rock riding.

A news release – that did not mention the byelection – was issued Wednesday morning, and stated the appearance was to “deliver remarks at an event for volunteers and supporters.”

Between 250 and 300 supporters were registered for the evening campaign-launch event. Both Scheer and Findlay were at the hotel prior to 5 p.m., but then left to go door-knocking in the area, according to a member of the Conservatives’ on-site team.

Scheer was expected to speak at the hotel about 5:45 p.m.

Scheer was in North Surrey this morning for a “roundtable dialogue” at the Surrey Board of Trade office.

The byelection, set for Dec. 11, was prompted after former MP Dianne Watts resigned her seat to seek the leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Scheer’s South Surrey visit comes on the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s quick tour in White Rock. Trudeau was in the city’s Five Corners district Wednesday afternoon with South Surrey-White Rock Liberal candidate Gordon Hogg.

More than 1,000 people turned out for Trudeau’s visit.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the Progressive Canadian party , which I didn't realise was even still active plans to run a candidate in the by election )

Progressive Canadian‏ @PCParty1867 · 13h13 hours ago

Media Release : Michael Huenefeld is the Progressive Canadian Party / Parti Progressiste Canadien South Surrey - White Rock By-Election candidate, 2017 http://progressivecanadian.ca/.....rticle/189 … #SouthSurrey-#WhiteRock #bcpoli #cdnpoli #cdnmedia

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the liberals have nominated a candidate in the Newfoundland by election , who is widely favoured to win the by election , also no word on any other possible candidates in this riding and unclear if ndp and green will even run someone )

Churence Rogers secures Liberal nomination for Bonavista-Trinity-Burin

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Published: Nov. 16, 2017, 1:08 p.m. Updated: 2 minutes ago

Cory Hurley/The Nor'wester Churence Rogers at the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador annual general meeting in Corner Brook Thursday.
Churence Rogers has won the Liberal nomination for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity. - Cory Hurley

Churence Rogers will represent the Liberals in the upcoming Bonavista-Trinity-Burin byelection.

Rogers, who is the mayor of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity and previously served as president of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador for four years, beat out Dale Foote, Larry Guinchard, Pete Soucy and Merv Wiseman.

Voting took place in the district on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rogers told SaltWire Network Thursday he had strong support from his home riding – the Bonavista North area – and received tremendous treatment and hospitality with people coming forward to help out as he went throughout the rest of the district.

“It’s a super feeling, I’m pretty excited,” he said. “It was a lot of work, but I have a tremendous team working for me."

All five candidates were in Clarenville for the announcement just before noon. Vote results have not been made available to the public.

"I’ve got to say, when it was announced this morning, it was a bit of a surreal moment, and I congratulated all of the candidates on a very clean and hard fought campaign. They are all great people and have committed to work for me," Rogers said.

Soucy offered his congratulations to Rogers and thanked his supporters on his Facebook page earlier today.

The byelection will take place on Dec. 11.

Bonavista-Burin-Trinity was previously held for the Liberals by Judy Foote, who announced her retirement from politics for family reasons in August.

Rogers said an official announcement and campaign kick off is planned for Friday at the Curtain Call Café in Milton with a time yet to be finalized.

"The plan now is to get out and meet as many people as possible over the next three weeks," Rogers said.

"I’m pretty familiar with the riding now, having gone through it three times within the last six weeks. There are issues around infrastructure, harbours in need of infrastructure improvement, support from the federal government in terms on industrial development. We all know the challenges rural Newfoundland and Labrador are facing … so I want to create a dialogue with the people and work on their behalf."

With the nomination process done, the focus shifts to retaining the seat for the Liberals.

"Judy Foote done a marvelous job as an MP, and I’m hoping to win this seat and carry on some of the great work that she was doing," he said.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Federal Liberal and Conservative leaders visit Surrey as byelection race heats up

Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer both expect a tight contest in the race to replace former MP Dianne Watts

CBC News Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:54 AM PT| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2017 11:54 AM PT

Liberal candidate for the South Surrey-White Rock riding Gordon Hogg, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, pose with students from White Rock Elementary on Nov. 15, 2017.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer put in some face time in Surrey on Thursday ahead of what's expected to be a closely-contested byelection in South Surrey-White Rock.

The seat was vacated when Conservative MP Dianne Watts announced her campaign to be the leader of the B.C. Liberal Party.

Historically, the seat has been a Tory stronghold for years, but that may be changing. In 2015, Watts defeated Liberal candidate Judy Higginbotham by just 1,439 votes.

Sensing the seat is up for grabs, the Liberals recruited Gordon Hogg, a former White Rock councillor, mayor and MLA, to run.

"It will probably be a close call," said Kwantlen Polytechnic University Professor Shinder Purewal.

"Gordon Hogg is a local boy."

Shaking hands and posing for photos

Trudeau spent more than an hour with Hogg at a White Rock coffee shop on Wednesday, shaking hands and posting for photos.

At the same time, Scheer was speaking to a group of business leaders at a Surrey Board of Trade event.

"I'm here to show my support for our candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay," Scheer said.

"I know she's working hard and she had a great record in the previous government."

Findlay — the former MP for Delta-Richmond East and federal minister of revenue — is also well known in the riding, leading Purewal to believe she'll give Hogg all he can handle.

"In a very tight race, if you can sway a few hundred votes here or there, you'll get the riding," he said.

What about the NDP?

The New Democrats received about ten percent of the vote in the previous election and B.C. Caucus Chair Kennedy Stewart says the party has realistic expectations.

"We're under no illusions and we know that White Rock has not been a traditional NDP stronghold," he said.

"We're looking at this as a training opportunity for all of our new members who, perhaps, have never been involved in politics before."

The Greens received about 3.5 per cent of the vote in 2015, but that was perhaps expected given candidate Larry Colero spent only $12 on his campaign.

Voters in South Surrey-White Rock will head to the polls on December 11.


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With by-election on horizon, Deputy Liberal Leader Ralph Goodale will talk tough about guns in Surrey

by Charlie Smith on November 17th, 2017 at 7:13 AM

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is going to try to reassure Surrey residents that their concerns over gun violence are being taken seriously.

Less than a month before voters in South Surrey and White Rock will elect a new MP, the Liberal public safety minister will pay a visit to B.C.'s second biggest city.

Today at RCMP headquarters in Green Timbers, Ralph Goodale is expected to announce tough measures to deal with gun violence, including more background checks and border searches.

Goodale is deputy leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Prior to the last election, the Liberals pledged that $100 million would go to provinces and territories each year to fight guns and gangs, and support police task forces.

The federal Liberal platform claimed that this would "take illegal guns off our streets and reduce gang violence".

It helped Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his party get five Liberal MPs elected in Surrey and Delta.

However since then, Surrey and North Delta have been plagued by gun violence.

Surrey RCMP's latest quarterly report reveals there were 1,514 violent crimes in the city over the months of July, August, and September.

Included in this year's quarterly report were six homicides, eight attempted murders, and 17 abductions and kidnappings in Surrey. There were also 66 offensive-weapons offences over the three-month period.

The only Conservative MP elected in Surrey in 2015 was former mayor Dianne Watts in South Surrey-White Rock.

She narrowly defeated her Liberal opponent, former councillor Judy Higginbotham, by 1,439 votes. This was previously an extremely safe Conservative seat.

This year, Watts resigned from the House of Commons to seek the B.C. Liberal leadership, clearing the way for a federal by-election on December 11.

Former Conservative cabinet minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay is running against former B.C. Liberal cabinet minister and former White Rock mayor Gordon Hogg.

Trudeau was in White Rock earlier this week campaigning with Hogg.

On the same day, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer spoke to the Surrey Board of Trade.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more news on candidates in Scarborough Agincourt

( the Christian heritage party plans to run a candidate )

Rod Taylor‏ @CHPCanadaLeader · 16h16 hours ago

CHP candidate Jude Coutinho is now registered in Scarborough-Agincourt

( the ndp have a campaign launch planned for Tuesday although they don't say who candidate is )

Scarborough's NDP‏ @ScarboroughNDP · 2h2 hours ago

#Scarborough #Agincourt Campaign Launch
Tuesday, November 21st, 7-9pm
Destiny Asian Fusion, 622 Silver Star Blvd #ScarbTO
Join #NDP President Marit Stiles @maritstiles & local activists as we launch by-election campaign in Scarborough-Agincourt #Toronto

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the conservatives also seem to be blitzing the riding with mp's as another one was in the riding today )

John Brassard‏Verified account @JohnBrassardCPC · 11m11 minutes ago

On the doors with @CPC_HQ Scarborough-Agincourt Candidate @DasongZou before meeting with local business community today. By-election is December 11, 2017. #Barrie #Innisfil #cdnpoli

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( there also appears to be a libertarian candidate in the BC by election )

BC Libertarian Party‏ @BC_Libertarians · 13h13 hours ago

@moen_tim will be in town to kick off @uselessgov's campaign for federal by-election in South Surrey-White Rock. Post-canvassing beers at 3 Dogs Brewing Sat Nov19 7pm, supporters welcome.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( someone named Matt Fedler appears to be the ndp candidate in the by election )

Battleford-LLoyd NDP‏ @BL_NDP · 20h20 hours ago

We're excited to have Matt Fedler running in the Battlefords-Lloydminster by-election. Like his page at the link... http://fb.me/ALBBglUF

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( an update on the cpc campaign in newfoundland by election )

Conservative Mike Windsor officially files nomination papers for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity

Jonathan Parsons jonathan.parsons@thepacket.ca
Published: Nov. 17, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Mike Windsor outside Elections Canada offices in Clarenville on Friday, Nov. 17.

CLARENVILLE, NL — Potential Conservative Party nominee Mike Windsor officially filed his paperwork at Clarenville’s Elections Canada offices on Friday, Nov. 17.
Windsor, who ran against Liberal MP Judy Foote two years ago in the initial election in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, is looking to give it another shot this time around in the federal byelection on Dec. 11.
Windsor told the Packet after Foote resigned he was considering not running due to his recent rotator cuff surgery — his arm will be in a sling for another couple of months.
However, after being approached to reconsider and getting the go-ahead from his family, he decided to run.

“I thought of the two years I saw what’s been going on in the government, and I said, ‘sitting on the sideline, somebody’s got to do something and give a good, positive alternative,’” said Windsor. “So that’s why I said ‘yes.’”

Windsor was born in Wesleyville and raised in St. John’s. He attributes inspiration and his work ethic to his father, who was a quadriplegic after suffering from polio.

Windsor was a teacher, clergyman, certified volunteer chaplain for the RCMP, and high school counsellor in Alberta before becoming involved in leadership training for oil companies.

He eventually moved back home to Newfoundland, working for Kiewit-Kvaerner Contractors. He is now retired.

Now that his papers are filed, Windsor doesn’t expect his shoulder injury to slow him down in the least. He says he’s getting a lot of help along the way.

He plans to keep touring around the district over the next couple of weeks, telling people his message of the need for a voice of opposition in Atlantic Canada to hold the government accountable.

He’s holding a function Friday night at the Clarenville Inn to meet people from the district.

His opponent, Churence Rogers, has already been confirmed as the Liberal candidate in the upcoming election

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