National Newswatch

The (small) Green Machine: How the Green party election campaign is gearing up for its biggest chance yet

Aug 1 2019 — Alex Ballingall — At a certain point this summer, Kim Hughes admits, things started to look “pretty overwhelming” for the Green Party Riding Association of Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. In a place that, like pretty much everywhere else, has never elected a Green candidate to the House of Commons, there was a deluge of people that wanted to run. At its […]

B.C. union leaders ‘not happy’ with Jagmeet Singh

May 16 2019 — Alex Ballingall — Union leaders in British Columbia say they are bewildered and disappointed that federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh dialed back his support for natural gas projects that are expected to create thousands of jobs in the province. Earlier this week, Singh said liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in northern B.C. no longer “satisfy” his criteria for […]

Elizabeth May’s new husband to run for the Green Party in B.C.

May 7 2019 — Alex Ballingall — Elizabeth May’s new husband is suiting for the coming federal election, in which he will run for the Green Party in British Columbia. John Kidder, who married the Green leader on Earth Day last month, said he hopes he can build on Monday’s breakthrough byelection victory on Vancouver Island, where local candidate Paul Manly became […]

Conservative lead widens as Liberals slip in new poll

Apr 14 2019 — Alex Ballingall — A new poll suggests Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives continue to have the most support among decided and leaning voters, while a majority of respondents to the survey said they disapprove of Justin Trudeau’s performance as prime minister. Forty-two per cent of decided and leaning voters said they support the Conservative Party, according to the latest federal […]