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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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Opinion: Kingston’s ban on election signs a partisan tactic

Editorial note: The following is a press release issued by Ruslan Yakoviychuk, Conservative candidate for Kingston and the Islands in the upcoming federal election. As an opinion piece, we have published it unchanged. Please see our commentary below the article for corrections on factual errors. The recent decision by Kingston

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What would you do if you met Donald Trump?

What would you do if you met the President of the United States? A few years ago, this would have been an easy answer, at least for many in Canada who seem to love the Democrats. A handshake or hug, maybe even a dose of fan girl or boy, as

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Alberta MP Bob Benzen visits Kingston for business roundtable

Bob Benzen, Conservative Member of Parliament for the Calgary Heritage riding of Alberta, arrived in Kingston on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 to sit down with local small business owners and manufacturers. Benzen, who owns an oil and gas services company in Alberta, wanted to speak with local businesspeople about “the

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MPP Ian Arthur reacts to ‘disappointing’ throne speech

The 42nd Parliament of Ontario has officially opened with Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s speech from the throne at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018. The speech echoed many of the promises made during Premier Doug Ford’s campaign, and touched on the changes the Ford government intends to make – many

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Prison Farms Will Re-Open in Kingston

In 2010, the Harper government announced significant budget cuts, which included the closure of six prison farms across the country.  Many Kingstonians took issue with the decision, as both Collins Bay and Joyceville penitentiaries had long-standing farm operations that were to be shuttered.  After weeks of protests, dozens were arrested,

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Panel Set to Investigate Re-Opening of Kingston’s Prison Farms

Earlier this month, the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced the establishment of a seven member advisory panel who is tasked to provide advice regarding the potential re-opening of Kingston-area prison farms.  The panel consists of experts in the areas of business, agriculture and employment opportunities for offenders.  One of those

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2015 Federal Election Results

October 19th has come and gone, and the results from the 42nd Canadian general election are finally in. Kingston and the Islands remained a Liberal stronghold, with the party recording their tenth consecutive win in our riding. With the retirement of our previous Member of Parliament, Ted Hsu, the Limestone

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#ygkChallenge: Vote!

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Questions for Kingston’s MP Hopefuls

We could smell the 2015 Federal Election coming months before the official proclamation was made by the Governor General on August 4th. In fact, a month and half prior to that announcement, I asked our readers: if you had to vote today, which party would you support in an election?

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#ygkChallenge: Confirm You Are Registered to Vote

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Kingston and the Islands Early Election Prediction

In 9 days, parliament will officially break for the summer, nudging a majority of MPs and starry eyed hopefuls onto the treacherous campaign trail. While the date of the next federal election is still months away, for many Canadians, and perhaps many Kingstonians, October 19th can not come soon enough. 

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