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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the ndp appears to have a candidate in scarborough Agincourt , someone named Brian Chang , doesn't appear to have ran before )



Brian Chang‏ @bfchang · 15h15 hours ago


Stay tuned Scarborough Agincourt. Things are about to get a whole lot more #orange #NDP #love #courage #RealChang
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the ndp candidate in the Sask by election is an MMA fighter and former wrestler with no real political experience of any kind . not sure if this is a serious run or an attempt to generate some attention for the ndp )



Matt Fedler running for the NDP



John Cairns , Staff Reporter / Battlefords News-Optimist

November 17, 2017 04:12 PM



New Democrats have turned to former amateur wrestler and professional MMA fighter Matt Fedler as their candidate in the Battlefords-Lloydminster by-election on Dec. 11.

Matt was announced as the party’s candidate on Thursday night.

According to the bio posted on his Facebook page, Fedler was born in North Battleford and grew up in Wilkie.

He has been successful as an amateur wrestler and as an MMA fighter. He was Senior Ring at North Battleford Comp High School and also competed on the Vikings wrestling team. He went on to compete for the University of Regina, and briefly fought MMA professionally before turning to coaching.



He also has a background in the mental health field as a fulltime program coordinator with Canadian Mental Health Association.

Fedler, who is Metis, also describes himself as a strong proponent of indigenous rights.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conservatives announce candidate for late Liberal MP's Scarbrough seat

Banking professional Dasong Zou announced his intention to run for the Scarborough-Agincourt seat Saturday

CBC News Posted: Nov 18, 2017 8:22 PM ET| Last Updated: Nov 19, 2017 7:02 AM ET

Dasong Zou, a banking professional, is running for late MP Arnold Chan's seat in the Scarborough-Agincourt riding.


The federal Conservative Party on Saturday officially unveiled its candidate to run for the seat vacated by Scarborough MP Arnold Chan.

Dasong Zou, a banking professional, is running for the seat in the Scarborough-Agincourt riding.

Chan's widow, Jean Yip, announced in October that she was seeking the Liberal nomination for her husband's seat, just over a month after Chan died of cancer.


Zou moved to Canada in 1999 and graduated from the University of Toronto, according to his campaign site.

"As an immigrant, I understand the struggle that people go through myself to overcome language barriers," Zou said at Saturday's campaign event.

His campaign site says he is running because "the Liberal government is making life harder for Canadians" and cites rising taxes and making drugs more accessible to kids as other reasons why he's seeking the seat.

The NDP and Green Party have yet to announce candidates in the riding.

Liberal MP Chan died in September

Chan, MP for Scarborough-Agincourt, died in September at age 50. He had been diagnosed with a rare type of head and neck cancer in January 2015, six months after he was first elected in a byelection.

Chan endured six months of radiation and chemotherapy, but learned in March 2016 that his cancer had returned.


In his last speech in the House of Commons in June, Chan urged MPs to respect the institution of Parliament.

"I would ask all of us to elevate our debate, to elevate our practice," he said.

Chan also urged MPs to "listen to each other," and all Canadians to "give their heart to their democracy; that they treasure it, revere it."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....-1.4409138
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(the greens appear to have candidates in all 4 by elections after some initial speculation they might not do so )


Greens turn to Pihach in Battlefords-Lloydminster



Staff / Battlefords News-Optimist

November 19, 2017 06:02 PM



The Green Party has confirmed that Yvonne Potter Pihach will be their candidate in the Battlefords-Lloydminster by-election on Dec. 11.

Pihach, a mother of three, is the executive secretary for the Saskatchewan Green Party.

Pihach works in the ag sector as an agricultural inspector, and holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Candidates chosen in race to replace former Sask. MP Gerry Ritz

Battleford-Lloydminster byelection set for Dec. 11

CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:46 PM CT| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017 3:46 PM CT

Gerry Ritz announced he was retiring from politics back in August.


The Conservatives have picked the person they hope will fill the shoes of longtime Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz in an upcoming byelection.

Ritz announced he was retiring from politics back in August.

Rosemarie Falk will be campaigning to maintain the Conservative Party seat in the Battleford-Lloydminster riding, which Ritz held for two decades. She defeated several other Tories vying for the candidacy.


Falk is running a campaign based on supporting farmers, small business and "family values." Her platform is also anti-carbon tax and pro-pipelines.

Meanwhile, the NDP has nominated 25-year-old political neophyte Matt Fedler.

Larry Ingram, a former municipal councillor for the RM of Mervin, will be running for the Liberals.

Voters go to the polls on Dec. 11.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....-1.4408055
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Six candidates now in running for South Surrey-White Rock seat… so far

Nominations close today
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Six candidates are now vying for the South Surrey-White Rock seat left vacant by the resignation of former Conservative MP Dianne Watts.

In addition to candidates already announced for the Dec. 11 byelection ballot – Kerry-Lynne Findlay (Conservative), Gordon Hogg (Liberal) and Michael Huenefeld (Progressive Canadian) – Elections Canada lists Jonathan Silveira as the confirmed NDP candidate, Larry Colero for the Green Party and Donald Wilson for the Libertarian Party.

Much ado has been made by both the Liberals and Conservatives to promote their candidate – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer were both in town last Wednesday.


The nomination period closes today (Monday).

No news releases had been received by Peace Arch News with respect to Silveira, Colero or Wilson’s nominations as of noon Monday.

Colero – who ran for the South Surrey-White Rock seat in the October 2015 election – advised Peace Arch News Sunday evening that he was on the Elections Canada candidate list.

Colero, a semi-retired business ethics consultant and longtime self-professed social justice and peace advocate, explained that there had been “some sort of delay” with his party’s announcement, however, he said a news release was expected to be issued by Tuesday.

“Some fierce competition and a tough one to call, so it will be interesting this time around, especially since there’s no need for anyone to vote strategically to change government,” Colero said by email.

NDP officials told PAN a week ago that their candidate was to be selected Nov. 14. Contacted Friday, officials said a a public announcement had yet to be made.

Libertarian Party of Canada Leader Tim Moen tweeted to local media Saturday morning that he was in town “promoting the 1 candidate you currently have on the ballot.”



Progressive Canadian officials issued a news release about Huenefeld last Wednesday, describing him as a “longtime political activist and organizer with the Progressive Conservative Party.”

Huenefeld has a background in political science, is fluent in French and Spanish, and is currently a business instructor at Columbia College and SFU, the release states. His campaign focus, it adds, will include transportation, infrastructure modernization and environmental concerns.

Watts, a former Surrey mayor, was elected MP in the 2015 election. The byelection was triggered by her decision in September to forsake federal politics for a run at leadership of the BC Liberals.


https://www.peacearchnews.com/news/six-candidates-now-in-running-for-south-surrey-white-rock-seat-so-far/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smyth: Trudeau's Liberals look to steal Surrey seat away from Tories


Mike Smyth


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Columnist Mike Smyth writes about the approaching federal byelection in South Surrey-White Rock. Could Justin Trudeau's Liberals steal this one away from the Conservatives?

Gordon Hogg has seen a lot of pretty intense politics as a city councillor, mayor, an MLA and a provincial cabinet minister — but there’s really nothing quite like campaigning with Justin Trudeau.

“He’s a rock star,” marvelled Hogg, who retired from provincial politics in the spring, only to be lured to run for Trudeau’s federal Liberals in a looming byelection.

Hogg is running in South Surrey-White Rock, the federal seat vacated by former Conservative MP Dianne Watts, who quit to seek the provincial Liberal leadership.

The riding has been a solid Conservative seat in the past, though Watts won it by a surprisingly narrow margin two years ago as a wave of Trudeaumania washed over B.C.

Now Trudeau’s Liberals have high hopes of stealing the seat from the Tories in the Dec. 11 byelection, optimism evident during Trudeau’s campaign swing through the riding last week.


“It was incredible,” Hogg gushed. “We didn’t really promote it heavily and to have over 1,000 people show up was amazing. He picked up every baby. He was getting high-fived by all the kids. It was very high energy.”

Then Hogg adds a conspicuous plug for the pair of local coffee shops where Trudeau pressed the flesh: “It was an incredibly positive event for two small businesses: Laura’s Coffee Corner and The Five Corners Cafe. They were overjoyed.”

I’m sure they were, though I think there’s a reason Hogg mentions Trudeau giving a boost to small business.

It’s because his finance minister, Bill Morneau, spent most of the summer threatening Canadian small businesses with a range of punitive new tax rules.

And even though Morneau has now cooled his rhetoric — and the Liberals instead want to talk about cutting small-business taxes now — a lot of damage was done.

It’s given the Conservatives an opening against Trudeau’s pizzazz.

“Small businesses are not tax cheats, they’re the backbone of the economy,” said Kerry-Lynne Findlay, the Conservative byelection candidate.

“I’m hearing that a lot on the doorsteps,” she said. “Yet the finance minister seems to be able to use loopholes himself. It’s so unfair.”

She’s talking about the controversy swirling around Morneau’s personal family fortune, which forced him to place his assets in a blind trust last month.

Then there was the now-nixed plan to tax employee discounts, and the clawback of a long-standing disability tax credit for people with Type 1 diabetes.

“The Canada Revenue Agency shouldn’t be focused on people’s insulin schedules, or the discounts fast-food workers get on a hamburger,” said Findlay, who was minister of national revenue in the former Conservative government.

Hogg, the Liberal candidate, admits the Liberals are vulnerable on recent tax bungles.

“But there’s a lot of misinformation out there and as we’re able to clarify that, it makes a big difference,” he said.

Hogg is a great candidate for the Liberals in a riding where they always seem to finish second. He was a White Rock city councillor, mayor for a decade, an MLA for five terms, a foster parent, little-league coach and a board member of 15 local non-profits and charities.

That’s why the Conservatives have sent in their big guns, too: The new federal Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, campaigned in the riding last week as well.

“The Liberal candidate may be a very nice guy, but he has decided to endorse an economic program that makes life harder for working Canadians,” Scheer said in an interview. “The Liberals seem to wake up every morning looking for new ways to raise taxes.”

Scheer, a long-serving Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, won the Conservative leadership last May in an upset.

Little-known to most Canadians, I asked him if has a charisma deficit matched up against Trudeau. (Not to mention Jagmeet Singh, the flashy new leader of the federal NDP.)

“Justin Trudeau’s image team has done a great job pushing the celebrity-type image,” he said. “But his policies are hurting people. I’m asking voters here to help me keep his Ottawa Liberals honest.”

The federal NDP has little to no chance of winning the byelection, though Scheer took a crack at Singh anyway.

“He’s an impressive person, but his policies would be very dangerous for Canada,” Scheer said. “They would lead to government getting bigger and bigger and taxes getting higher and higher.”

He circles back to taxes frequently, attacking the Liberals fiercely for raising them and promising a Conservative government would cut them.

But Scheer himself seems to realize Trudeau’s still-potent charm, combined with Hogg’s local appeal, could result in the Conservatives losing a “safe” seat.

“Obviously I want to win every byelection and keep every seat we’ve held,” Scheer said. “But I’m also very realistic that this is going to be a tough fight.”

Trudeau, Hogg and the Liberals, meanwhile, think they can snatch one away from the Tories.

“Many of you know Gordie — he’s a household name in these parts,” Trudeau told the crowds last week, noting the Liberals won a record 17 seats in B.C. two years ago.

“We can break our own record,” Trudeau said. “Let’s make it 18.”

Hogg might do just that. But it will be close.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Finlayson running as independent



John Cairns , Staff Reporter / Battlefords News-Optimist

November 19, 2017 07:30 PM


Ken Finlayson has literally thrown his cowboy hat into the ring for the Conservative nomination in Battlefords-Lloydminster. He met with the News-Optimist at Austin’s Saddlery in North Battleford. Photograph By John Cairns



It’s official: Ken Finlayson is running for Parliament as an independent.

Elections Canada’s site has confirmed that Finlayson is on the list of candidates running in the federal by-election in Battlefords-Lloydminster.

As of Sunday night the other confirmed candidates on the ballot were Rosemarie Falk of the Conservatives, Matt Fedler of the NDP, Larry Ingram of the Liberals and Yvonne Potter-Pihach of the Green Party. Elections Canada had set a 2 pm Monday deadline for all nominations to be in.

Finlayson, who has been a rancher and rodeo cowboy among his various pursuits, had previously attempted to seek the Conservative nomination but was rejected by the party’s nomination committee.


Afterwards, there were calls by supporters for Finlayson to enter the race as an independent. In a post on his Facebook campaign page Sunday, Finlayson stated he had gotten his nomination papers in to Elections Canada the previous day.

“Some people have smugly told us we "don't have a snowball's chance in Hell!" as an independent candidate,” Finlayson stated. “Well that don't change the reasons we're here! Just changes the height of the hill we got to climb.”

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

elections Canada has released lists of confirmed candidates after Monday's deadline to file .

there is conservative , liberal , ndp and green candidates in all 4 ridings , also 2 libertarian , 2 Christian heritage , 1 progressive Canadian and 3 independents , but more could be added as it wasn't final yet


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( the ndp isn't even planning on launching there campaign in the BC by election until this Saturday which seems really late considering the short time frame for these by elections )


Tom Ewasiuk‏ @TomEwasiuk · 18h18 hours ago

The .@SilveiraNDP Election campaign in South Surrey White Rock kicks off this Saturday. Election day is December 11th. Register now and be there from the start!


( also in BC the leader of the Christian heritage party decided late to enter the by election )


Rod Taylor‏ @CHPCanadaLeader · 1h1 hour ago


Rod Taylor, CHP Canada Leader, is now a confirmed candidate in the South Surrey-White Rock By-Election; voting is Dec 11
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( trudeau plans to campaign in Scarborough Agincourt today , didn't realise the liberal candidate needed help ? in a safe seat )



iPolitics AM: Trudeau in TO to unveil housing plan, hit by-election hustings in Scarborough

By Kady O'Malley. Published on Nov 22, 2017 5:47am


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours artificial intelligence companies as people take selfies at the University of Toronto in Toronto on Thursday Oct. 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Liberals to unveil housing strategy — Independents take chairs of key Senate committees — Pot bill begins final House debate

Good morning!

After spending the last two days on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to Toronto later this morning to unveil the details of his government’s long-awaited National Housing Strategy, which he’s set to announce during a mid-afternoon appearance at the Lawrence Heights Redevelopment Project, which will be preceded by a background briefing for reporters back in Ottawa, courtesy of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.


Trudeau, for his part, will stick around the GTA after the official event in order to hit the by-election hustings with Jean Yip, widow of the late Arnold Chan, who passed away earlier this fall, is running to succeed him as MP for Scarborough—Agincourt.


https://ipolitics.ca/2017/11/22/ipolitics-trudeau-unveil-housing-plan-hit-election-hustings-scarborough/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( scheer is also planning to visit the scarborough Agincourt riding this Saturday )


AOR_Conservatives‏ @AORConservative · 16h16 hours ago


Please bring your friends and family to this exciting event! @AndrewScheer will be holding a huge rally with Scarborough-Agincourt by-election Conservative candidate @DasongZou! Please come help Dasong's campaign after the event. Please spread the info!
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EDITORIAL: A byelection to watch in South Surrey-White Rock

Race for federal seat promises to go right down to the wire
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Nov. 22, 2017 7:52 a.m./
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By most standards, a mid-term federal byelection in a riding that has for decades voted right-of-centre would be expected to be all but ignored by the voters, the media and, indeed, the political parties themselves.

But next month’s vote in South Surrey-White Rock is not your standard byelection. Not by a long shot – not when, in a single day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer come to town to endorse their respective candidates.

While the safe bet in the last general election, in 2015, was on the then-governing Conservative party and their star candidate – former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts – it didn’t go unnoticed that Watts was far from a shoo-in with voters. In a constituency that previously saw her lacklustre Conservative predecessor take relatively massive leads over his opposition, Watts won by a mere 1,439 votes to serve as opposition MP.


Add to this Watts’ decision in September – not two years into a four-year term – to abandon her post to compete for the leadership of the provincial opposition party, the BC Liberals.

Add to this the week-long headstart the Liberals had in naming their candidate and their choice of retired White Rock mayor/MLA Gordon Hogg, and it’s likely both parties see this as a footrace to the Dec. 11 finish line.

While Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay will need to take some pains to explain to voters her ties to their community (a rather confusing bio indicates she lived in “South Surrey-White Rock, Vancouver and Delta” since her teens), it’s undeniable she brings experience, not only as a past Delta-Richmond East MP but also as minister of national revenue.

The growing influence of other parties cannot be discounted in the current shift in BC’s political climate. Familiar face Larry Colero is returning to run for the Greens, while the NDP will formally acclaim Jonathan Silveira as their candidate on Saturday. Can both candidates score some benefit on the federal level from B.C.’s shifting mood and the current provincial NDP-Green working relationship in Victoria?

In addition, there are candidates from three other parties – Michael Huenefeld (Progressive Canadian), Donald Wilson (Libertarian Party) and Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage Party) – that might have ideas that appeal to voters.

The only thing that can be predicted with any degree of certainty is that it shapes up to be a lively race right down to the wire.


https://www.peacearchnews.com/opinion/editorial-a-byelection-to-watch-in-south-surrey-white-rock/
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( the provincial BC conservatives have endorsed the federal cpc candidate in the by election )


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BC Conservatives Officially Endorse Kerry-Lynne Findlay



Posted by Conservative Admin November 22, 2017 8:00 AM



BC Conservatives Officially Endorse Kerry-Lynne Findlay


BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson today issued the following statement on the federal by-election in South Surrey-White Rock:

"The British Columbia Conservative Party wholeheartedly endorses Conservative Party of Canada candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is fighting to retain the seat abandoned by former MP Dianne Watts. We believe the election of Ms Findlay will represent a first step back to fiscal responsibility and away from the irresponsible spending and broken promises of the Liberal Party."

Kerry-Lynne's Website: klfindlay.ca


For more information:
Scott Anderson, Interim Leader, British Columbia Conservative Party
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCConservativeParty/
Twitter: @Conservative_BC
Telephone: (250) 434-2550 | http://www.bcconservative.ca/


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( the ndp finally found a candidate for the newfoundland by election although rather unknown and without any political experience )


Downey Gets NDP Nod for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity Byelection

November 24, 2017 | 8:19 am


The NDP has its candidate for next month’s byelection in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity.

Tyler Downey, who works at Memorial University researching icebergs, will represent the New Democrats. He had previously run for the provincial NDP nomination in Mount Pearl North, claimed by Nicole Keiley. His first campaign trip will be to the Burin Peninsula this weekend.

Churence Rogers is representing the Liberals while Mike Windsor is running for the Tories.

Voters go to the polls December 11.


http://vocm.com/news/downey-ge.....yelection/
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