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Queen’s University students endure up to three-hour lineups to vote

While voters at many polling locations in Kingston cast their ballots within 15-30 minutes, the majority of Queen’s University students living on campus lined up for almost three hours during federal election day on Monday, September 20, 2021. From around lunch time onward, the MacGillivray-Brown Hall polling station located on

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Re-elected Kingston and The Islands MP Mark Gerretsen reflects on campaign, past terms

“What a night, what a campaign,” newly re-elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston and The Islands Mark Gerretsen enthused in front of supporters at his election night celebration on Monday, Sept 20, 2021. “I don’t even know where to start.” “I’ll start by saying, what an honour it was

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Your 2021 federal election results: Kingston and the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, and Hastings-Lennox & Addington

Tonight, on Monday, Sept, 20 2021, the votes from the federal election are being tallied. Here at Kingstonist, we’ll keep you updated with the latest poll results for the three ridings in our coverage area: Kingston and the Islands, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, and Hastings-Lennox & Addington. As results come in, we will

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How Kingston and the Islands candidates are spending federal election day

With the surprise federal election announced just five weeks ago, campaigning is coming to a close as federal election day is upon us, but candidates here in Kingston and the Islands aren’t resting until the ballots are counted. Here’s how the local candidates are spending their day, and how and

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Kingston voters weigh in on federal election

From 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. today, Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will cast their vote at this year’s election. “I feel good, I’m excited,” said Abby Busche, 21, a Queens University student waiting outside the Leon’s Centre polling station in Kingston to fill out her ballot. She is finding

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Reported wait times at Kingston area polls on Election Day 2021

Monday, Sept 20, 2021 was election day and Kingstonians largely benefited from short line-ups at poll stations, with two notable exceptions. We compiled a list of polling locations and their wait times, as reported by our readers and followers throughout the day, and most voters reported wait times under 5

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Gary Oosterhof, Conservative

Gary Oosterhof grew up working on his family’s dairy farm in Athens, Ont., and has spent most of his life here in Kingston, raising his four children with his wife, Corina. He is a huge hockey fan, dedicating some of his time to coaching and playing Canada’s sport, and he

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NDP leader stops in Kingston with clear message: get out and vote

Sunny skies were overhead as the leader of the New Democratic Party’s bus rolled into Lake Ontario Park to a chorus of “NDP! NDP! NDP!” on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021, just five minutes later than expected at 4:20 pm. Jagmeet Singh made the campaign stop in Kingston in support of

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Dr. Waji Khan, Green Party

Dr. Waji Khan (Green Party) was born in North York, Ontario and later raised in Scarborough after his parents emigrated from Pakistan to Canada in the 1960s. He attended the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 and began his studies in Dentistry.

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Shelley Sayle-Udall, PPC

Raised here in Kingston, Shelley Sayle-Udall (People’s Party of Canada – PPC) is a mental health therapist, currently working with Maltby Centre. As a mother and mental health care professional, her concerns regarding mental health challenges, particularly in children, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her involvement in federal

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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