Topic: northeastern ontario votes 2019

What history tells us about minority governments and what they mean for northern Ontario

Federal election 2019 is in the books, but the political games are far from over. Two veteran northern Ontario politicians look back on minority governments of the past and look ahead to how this one might turn out.

Analysts predict northern Ontario will benefit from a Liberal minority government

Monday’s federal election resulted in an unchanged political landscape for northeastern Ontario.

Sudbury, Nickel Belt voters re-elect incumbent MPs

Voters in the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings are sending their current MPs back to Ottawa.

All northeastern Ontario MPs get re-elected

Canadians went to the polls on Monday for the federal election. Here's how voters in northeastern Ontario cast their ballots.

Sudbury voters explain why casting a ballot is important

Some voters in Sudbury are calling it their duty. Others say you can't complain if you don't cast a ballot.

Workers at the polls brace for a big day in northeastern Ontario

After weeks of talking, it is now time to vote. For this 43rd federal election, polls are open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Those working at the polling stations are ready to process the votes and are hoping for a good turnout.

Middle class voters in northern Ontario interested in child care, tax cuts

Much of this federal election campaign has focused on the middle class. And one unlikely place you'll find them is in the small northern Ontario town of Echo Bay.

Samaritan Centre in Sudbury working to educate vulnerable citizens about voting

Social service agencies in Greater Sudbury are working to help those who are homeless exercise their right to vote.

Timmins city councillor vying to be the next MP for the riding

After having the incumbent MP represent the Timmins-James Bay riding for the past 15 years, Liberal Michelle Boileau says it’s time for a new voice.

Renaud Roy running in Timmins-James Bay due to concerns in the 'direction' Canada is going

When Renaud Roy returned to Canada in 2010, he says he felt the country was in a different place than it was when he left.

Sault Ste. Marie candidates spar over steel industry, Doug Ford

The future of the industrial economy in Sault Ste. Marie was front and centre at the final debate for the five would-be MPs. For some candidates that means championing the local steel sector, for others it means figuring out if the potential risks of a proposed smelter outweigh the hundreds of jobs that would come with it.

Indigenous voters in northern Ontario uninspired by federal election campaign

One of the many questions as we approach election day is how many Indigenous voters will cast a ballot.  In 2015, voter turnout on First Nations in northeastern Ontario surged up to 63 per cent from 45 per cent the previous election.

Manitoulin Island CAO puts his name forward as Conservative candidate

David Williamson works in a political setting but is not a politician. However he’s hoping as a result of the next election, he’ll leave his job as the CAO of the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands and work in Ottawa.

Northern Ontario gun owners fear 'intentionally vague' Liberal plan will lead to wider gun ban

A Liberal proposal to ban "military-style" rifles is re-igniting the gun control debate in northern Ontario. Some fear this is just the start of a crackdown on legal gun owners. 

Conservative candidate in Timmins-James Bay wants to see region grow

The Timmins-James Bay Conservative candidate wants to see the region grow. Kraymr Grenke was born and raised in Timmins and hopes to be a voice for the future of the area.

Climate change threat is real, says Green Party candidate for Timmins-James Bay

As a math and science high school teacher, Max Kennedy says the topic of climate change comes naturally to him.

Pipeline politics could re-ignite in northern Ontario if Conservatives win

The Conservatives are promising to revive the idea of a cross-country oil pipeline if they form government after next week's election. That would likely stir up those in northern Ontario who fought the Energy East pipeline a few years ago. 

Conservative candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming says incumbent has become complacent

Jordy Carr was born and raised in North Bay, spending part of her teenage years in Corbeil. Along with her husband she currently owns and operates a window and door business. 

Incorrect voting locations sent out by Elections Canada to Nipissing-Temiskaming voters

Elections Canada says some voters in the Nipissing-Temiskaming riding have received voter cards with incorrect advance voting poll locations.

Green candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming makes first foray into politics

Alexander Gomm is the Green Party candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming. He says although he's been interested in environmental protection for a long time, this is his first foray into politics.

Rhino candidate promises 'a good time' if elected in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing

Voters in the Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding will see Le Marquis de Marmalade on the ballot.

Northern Ontario voters focused on the politics of climate change

Three northern Ontario voters focused on climate change size up the political promises and plans in this election and their hopes for the future of the planet.

Precarious workers in northern Ontario hang hopes on federal election

Very few of the political parties are making promises specifically directed at precarious workers in this election, but almost all are pledging to generally make life more affordable.

NDP candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming Rob Boulet says governments need to focus on people, not corporations

Aside from a blip in 2011, Nipissing-Timiskaming has been a Liberal stronghold since it's creation over a decade ago. Despite strong showings elsewhere in northern Ontario, the NDP have never placed better than third in the riding. First time politician and North Bay resident Rob Boulet believes he can change that.

Anthony Rota hopes to hold on to his seat in Nipissing-Timiskaming

The incumbent Liberal candidate for the Nipissing-Timiskaming riding says if he’s re-elected, he will continue the work his party started during its last session of parliament.

Sudbury chamber excludes fringe candidates from election debates

For the first time, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is only inviting certain candidates to its election debates this week. The chamber has long been criticized for welcoming anyone whose name is on the ballot, but it says that's not what prompted the change. 

David Popescu puts his name forward as a Sudbury independent candidate

David Popescu admits he got more signatures this time to be nominated as a candidate in the upcoming federal election than he received in votes in the last one.

Mark King running in Nipissing-Timiskaming for People's Party after Conservative nomination rejected

Mark King was going to be the Conservative candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming, until the party rejected his nomination. Now, he's affiliated with the People's Party of Canada and ready to win against his former colleagues.

Sudbury, Nickel Belt candidates debate ahead of federal election

Eight candidates from the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings shared their priorities about the environment for this federal election.

Nickel Belt's Casey Lalonde says disillusionment fueling Green Party momentum

After winning a three way run-off for the Green Party candidacy in Nickel Belt, Casey Lalonde is hoping voters will finally tire of electing the same federal parties year after year. 

Independent candidate in Sudbury says she's not doing it for the votes

Charlene Sylvestre is running as an independent candidate in the Sudbury riding. She says her dad ran in two previous provincial elections and says he's her inspiration.

Timmins-James Bay federal candidates square off in debate

Four candidates vying to be the next member of Parliament for the Timmins-James Bay riding took part in a debate on Wednesday.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing candidates promise to bring federal $ back to riding

The candidates running to be the next MP in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing met on a debate stage for the first time Tuesday night. Voters wanted to hear less about national promises and more about what parties would do for their community.

"I hate politics, but I love people" says NDP incumbent for Timmins-James Bay

Charlie Angus, NDP candidate for Timmins-James Bay, says northern issues are not on the radar of the other major parties.

NDP candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing hoping to hold on to her seat

NDP candidate Carol Hughes says if she's elected once again, she will continue to fight to keep local services in her riding.

NDP promises to make life more affordable for northern Ontarians

The federal New Democratic Party is promising to make life more affordable in northern Ontario if elected.

David DeLisle running as People's Party of Canada candidate in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding

David DeLisle admits he used to be a card-carrying Conservative until recently.

Amy Zuccato, People's Party candidate for Sault Ste. Marie wants to keep federal dollars in Canada

She has worked at a gun store, tried out for Canadian Idol, tutored math, and now Amy Zuccato is running for federal election in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Green Party candidate for Sault Ste. Marie says party not opposed to economic development

The Green Party is fielding three candidates in northern Ontario under the age of 30. One of them, 24-year-old Geo McLean, hopes to be Sault Ste. Marie's next Member of Parliament. 

Nipissing-Timiskaming candidates square off in first debate

The would-be MPs for Nipissing-Timiskaming met on a debate stage for the first time Wednesday and discussed everything from climate change to gun control to tensions between the right-wing parties.

NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie has personal connections to issues in the riding

Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, Sara McCleary says she understands the issues in the city on a personal level, and thinks her lived experience makes her the right person to represent the riding in Ottawa.

Conservative candidate for Sault Ste. Marie wants to bring stability to the steel industry

For 17 years Sonny Spina has been serving the Sault Ste. Marie community as a police officer. Now he wants to trade his badge for a seat in parliament. 

Maxime Bernier says addressing Indigenous water issues a 'first priority' if elected

The leader of the People’s Party of Canada says if his party gets elected, one of the first issues it will tackle is addressing boil water advisory issues in Indigenous communities across the country.

Terry Sheehan, Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, seeking re-election on strength of the steel industry

After a strong victory in 2015, Terry Sheehan, Liberal Party candidate for Sault Ste. Marie is hoping that recent announcements for the local steel industry can propel him to another term in office.

Professional artist Stef Paquette is running for election in Nickel Belt under the NDP banner

After voting Liberal in 2015 and feeling betrayed by Trudeau's time in government, Stef Paquette decided someone needed to make a change. He's running for election in Nickel Belt as the NDP candidate. 

Federal Green Party pledges investment in sustainable mining

The leader of the federal Green Party of Canada is clarifying some misinformation about the party’s stance on mining.

Federal NDP promises free dental care if elected

The federal NDP is promising to implement a free dental care program for Canadians if elected.

People's Party of Canada candidate for Nickel Belt Mikko Paavola ready for a difficult race

Though it may be an uphill climb, Mikko Paavola of the People's Party of Canada is hoping to bring change to the Nickel Belt riding.

Future Majority campaigning for youth to vote in upcoming federal election

A non-profit, non partisan group is working to increase youth voter turnout.

Nickel Belt Conservative candidate Aino Laamanen ready for second shot at federal seat

In the Nickel Belt riding's 69 year history is has never elected a candidate from the conservative party. Aino Laamanen hopes to change that.

Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Marc Serré seeking re-election

In 1972, Nickel Belt Liberal candidate Gaetan Serré lost his re-election bid by just 1,932 votes. 47 years later, his son is hoping history doesn't repeat itself. 

Green Party candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing touting benefits of green economy

At 20 years old, Max Chapman is making a run for federal office in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.

Sean Paterson, Sudbury's candidate for the People's Party, wants 'responsible immigration'

One year ago the Member of Parliament for Beauce, Maxime Bernier, founded the People's Party of Canada. Sudbury resident Sean Paterson hopes to be the first person in the north to be elected under the party's banner.

Northerners need to hold Trudeau accountable for his promises, professor says

For the next 39 days, federal politicians of all stripes will be criss-crossing their ridings in the northeast, pounding in lawn signs and knocking on doors.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Liberal candidate Heather Wilson preparing for second run-in with NDP incumbent

In 2015 Liberal party candidate Heather Wilson came 2,500 votes short of ousting NDP incumbent Carol Hughes in the race for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing riding. 

Sudbury Green Party candidate Bill Crumplin thinks move to greener economy benefits workers

Laurentian University professor Bill Crumplin hopes to be the next Ontario politician elected under the Green Party banner. He is the party candidate in the Sudbury riding. 

MP Paul Lefebvre says bringing jobs, infrastructure to Sudbury highlights of first term in office

The Member of Parliament for Sudbury says he's proud of the work he's been able to accomplish over the past four years.

Sudbury NDP selects Beth Mairs as federal candidate

The New Democratic Party in Sudbury has named Beth Mairs as its candidate for the Sudbury riding in the upcoming federal election.

Conservative candidate hopes to make history in Sudbury

Sudbury's federal Conservative candidate is hoping to make some financial changes and make some history.