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MP Kramp-Neuman appointed Shadow Minister for Seniors

Newly-elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, has been appointed to the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet. Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and the Official Opposition, announced his appointments on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, solidifying the Shadow Cabinet for the 44th Parliament of

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Conservative Scott Reid continues as MP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Scott Reid (Conservative) has been re-elected as M.P. for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston (LFK). This is Reid’s eighth federal election since winning the riding of Lanark-Carelton as a member of the Canadian Alliance party in the year 2000. The borders of the ridings have changed, but Reid has remained in Parliament, representing Lanark and

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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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Local campaign signs stolen and defaced

Vandals have been actively destroying campaign signs across the region since the federal election was called on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, according to those with local campaigns. Paul Proderick, a campaign volunteer for Liberal Candidate and former Member of Parliament, Mike Bossio, is in charge of Bassio’s signs for the

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Jennifer Sloan to run in husband’s incumbent riding

Stirling Resident Jennifer Sloan declared her Independent Run for Federal Office in Hastings-Lennox and Addington today.   Sloan is the wife of controversial MP Derek Sloan, the incumbent MP for the riding who was ousted from the Conservative caucus in Jan. 2021. On Aug. 23, 2021, Derek Sloan officially announced he

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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

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.,

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‘No More Lockdown’ rallies could result in fines, jail time, law license suspension for Sloan

As momentum increases in the No More Lockdowns movement, local politicians are not shying away from the real possibility that fighting for what they believe in could mean jail time. Derek Sloan, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, was served a summons on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021 regarding an indoor event

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MP Derek Sloan ousted from CPC

After the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) voted by secret ballot on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, Derek Sloan, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, has been expelled from the Conservative caucus. The vote came after it was determined that Sloan had accepted a donation from Paul Fromm, a well-known Canadian white

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MP Derek Sloan scrutinized following campaign funding revelation

Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, says he was unaware of a $131 donation made to his Conservative Party of Canada leadership campaign last summer by a known white supremacist. The funding revelation, reported by Press Progress on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, has the MP at risk

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Soapbox: O’Toole’s keeping Sloan in CPC shows lack of understanding

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece written by Councillor Nathan Townend and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of The Kiingstonist. Following his recent election as the new Conservative Party leader, Erin O’Toole has made overtures about inclusion and is quoted in The Hill Times

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Soapbox: Loyalist Councillor speaks out about MP Sloan

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Councillor Nathan Townend and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. I feel compelled as a municipal councillor, for the second time in less than 3 months, to speak out against recent comments made by the Member

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How Kingston & the Islands federal election candidates are spending election day

After a little more than five weeks of campaigning, it’s all come down to this: A few last hours to get out the vote and then sit back, celebrate all the hard work and watch the results as they trickle in. Here’s how each of the local Kingston & The

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