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Your federal candidates on single-use plastics: A Kingston perspective

By Eden Hataley Single-use plastics are everywhere Plastic shopping bags, straws, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, beverage bottles, food, and toiletry packaging invade our everyday lives. Ironically, the attributes that make plastic such a marketable material – its durability and low cost – also make it a pervasive and persistent pollutant.

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Elections Canada addresses polling glitch in Kingston and the Islands

It’s the first day for advanced polling in the 2019 federal election, a day many political enthusiasts look forward to casting their ballot on, well in advance of the Monday, Oct. 21 election date. But for a few here in Kingston on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, a glitch in the

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A letter to political hopefuls

Dear Aspiring Politician, As the spouse of a Liberal supporter, I have a few things to say to those of you on the campaign trail. In my home there are two voters, myself and my husband. That means there are two opinions you may be able to sway. Personally, I

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Poll: Who will get your vote in the 2019 Federal Election?

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 —

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Six questions with Barrington Walker of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Barrington Walker, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands moved to the riding in 2002. Walker said he has been a supporter of the NDP since he could vote, and has been a card carrying member of the party since

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Six questions with Mark Gerretsen of the Liberal Party of Canada

Mark Gerretsen is the current MP and Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands for the 2019 federal election. Born at Kingston General Hospital, Gerretsen has been “fortunate enough to live here” his entire life. Gerretsen attended his first Liberal convention when his father, John Gerretsen, ran

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Six questions with Ruslan Yakoviychuk of the Conservative Party of Canada

Ruslan Yakoviychuk is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born and raised in the town of Roztoky in western Ukraine, Yakoviychuk came to Kingston in January 2005, and started his first day of work here the next morning. After coming to Canada under a Conservative

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Six questions with Candice Christmas of the Green Party of Canada

Candice Marie Christmas (nee Krumreich) is the Federal Green Party Candidate for Kingston and The Islands. She grew up in Lachine, a suburb of Montreal, and prides herself on being fully bilingual. She met her now-husband in the Thousand Islands and moved to Kingston in 1990. Christmas has been a

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Six questions with Andrew Brooke of the People’s Party of Canada

Andrew “Andy” Brooke is the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Brooke arrived in Kingston in 1971. He has been a PPC member since February 2019. In his spare time, he likes jogging and spending time with his family. Of his

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