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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

Canadians will head to the polls at the end of September after PM Justin Trudeau called a federal election on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Photo by Arnaud Jaegers.

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be going to the polls in September for a federal election.

Only two parties have nominated a candidate in Kingston and the Islands so far. The deadline to nominate candidates is Monday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., leaving just a mere few weeks before election day, on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

Candidates for Kingston and Islands are as follows:

  • Mark Gerretsen – Liberal (Incumbent)
  • Gary Oosterhof – Conservative
  • Waji Khan – Green
  • Vic Sahai – NDP
  • Shelley Sayle-Udall – PPC

Incumbent Mark Gerretsen has represented Kingston and the Islands since 2015.

Just to the north, candidates have been announced for all parties in the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding:

  • Florian Bors – PPC
  • Michelle Foxton – Liberal
  • Steve Garrison – NDP
  • Calvin Neufeld – Green
  • Scott Reid – Conservative (Incumbent)

Scott Reid is the incumbent, and has been representing the riding since 2000.

The youngest riding in the area, Hastings-Lennox & Addington currently has four official candidates for the upcoming election:

  • James Babcock – People’s Party of Canada
  • Mike Bossio – Liberal
  • Shelby Kramp-Neuman – Conservative
  • Jennifer Sloan – Independent
  • NDP – not yet announced
  • Green Party – not yet announced

Incumbent Derek Sloan was elected in the 2019 federal election, and later ejected from the Conservative Party in January 2021. He has since announced he is running in the upcoming election as an independent candidate, and confirmed on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 he will running for office in Alberta as opposed to his current riding.


Poll: If you were to vote in the 2021 federal election today, who would you vote for?

Kingston and the Islands

If you were to cast your ballot for the 2021 federal election right now in Kingston and the Islands, which candidate/party would you vote for?

  • Vic Sahai – NDP (47%, 380 Votes)
  • Mark Gerretsen – Liberal (Incumbent) (28%, 222 Votes)
  • Gary Oosterhof – Conservative Party of Canada (18%, 146 Votes)
  • Shelley Sayle-Udall – People's Party of Canada (5%, 40 Votes)
  • Waji Khan – Green Party of Canada (2%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 806

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Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

If you were to cast your ballot for the 2021 federal election right now in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, which candidate/party would you vote for?

  • Steve Garrison – NDP (41%, 197 Votes)
  • Michelle Foxton – Liberal (26%, 126 Votes)
  • Scott Reid – Conservative (Incumbent) (23%, 110 Votes)
  • Florian Bors – PPC (8%, 36 Votes)
  • Calvin Neufeld – Green (2%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 477

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Hastings-Lennox & Addington

If you were to cast your ballot for the 2021 federal election right now in Hastings-Lennox & Addington, which candidate/party would you vote for?

  • Mike Bossio – Liberal (32%, 80 Votes)
  • NDP (26%, 65 Votes)
  • Shelby Kramp-Neuman – Conservative (23%, 57 Votes)
  • James Babcock – People’s Party of Canada (14%, 36 Votes)
  • Green Party of Canada (3%, 8 Votes)
  • Jennifer Sloan – Independent (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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This is an informal and unscientific poll. However, this poll is monitored for voting integrity. Only local votes will be counted and any using a proxy or IP from outside of our coverage area will be removed.

Kingtonist will update this article and polls as more parties announce their candidates in Kingston and the Islands.

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2 thoughts on “Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

  • August 16, 2021 at 1:26 pm
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    Pulling an Election now is absolutely, insanely stupid, as much as I’d LOVE to see Trudeau and crew dumped.

  • August 17, 2021 at 8:39 am
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    There is absolutely no need for an election – the Liberals have a four year mandate and it was never threatened despite their minority government status. This is a total waste of time (government time, voters’ time) and money when there are so many other issues to deal with. Fighting the fourth wave of the pandemic, making good on promises to Indigenous communities, rescuing Afghan interpreters who have been waiting for years to be brought to Canada, etc. etc. I will NOT be voting for the Liberals.

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