We’re now in October, which means the 2019 Federal Election is fast approaching!
Here in Kingston and the Islands, we have five candidates running to represent our district. Those candidates (with links to our profiles on each of them) are:
- Andrew Brooke — People’s Party of Canada
- Candice Christmas — Green Party of Canada
- Mark Gerretsen — Liberal Party of Canada
- Barrington Walker — New Democratic Party of Canada
- Ruslan Yakoviychuk — Conservative Party of Canada
Since the writ dropped, this election has been full of hot-button topics, both disagreements and agreements between parties, and, of course, the mudslinging that seems to come with any election. In Kingston, the clashing of ideology hasn’t led to the same smear campaigns we’re seeing from the leadership candidates, but we’ve got our own fair share of opposing views.
So what do you think, Kingston? Let us know in our very informal, unscientific poll!
Editor’s note: while this is not a formal or scientific poll, we do our best to ensure it is an accurate and fair reflection of our community’s opinion. As such, vote IP addresses are reviewed and must be verifiably from the Kingston and Island area. Votes made through IP addresses which do not appear to be legitimately local (ie. done through proxy servers) or any other means meant to skew the poll results will be disqualified.
If you were to vote right now, who would you vote for in the 2019 federal election here in Kingston and the Islands?
- Mark Gerretsen (Liberal Party of Canada) (38%, 282 Votes)
- Barrington Walker (New Democratic Party of Canada) (21%, 155 Votes)
- Ruslan Yakoviychuk (Conservative Party of Canada) (20%, 150 Votes)
- Andrew Brooke (People's Party of Canada) (11%, 85 Votes)
- Candice Christmas (Green Party of Canada) (10%, 76 Votes)
Total Voters: 748