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How Kingston and the Islands candidates are spending federal election day

With the surprise federal election announced just five weeks ago, campaigning is coming to a close as federal election day is upon us, but candidates here in Kingston and the Islands aren’t resting until the ballots are counted. Here’s how the local candidates are spending their day, and how and

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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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Former MP Ted Hsu seeking Ontario Liberal nomination

Former Kingston and the Islands federal Member of Parliament Ted Hsu says he intends to seek the nomination as the local Ontario Liberal Party candidate in 2022. Hsu made his announcement over social media on Thursday, Jul 30. Hsu is the second former politician to enter the race for the

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The value of local representation

Vol. 1: To live or not to live in your district? “He doesn’t live in the district, you know?” That was a common refrain my opponents used against me in last fall’s municipal election, as I was told by a number of people as I went door-to-door. And it was

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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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Six Questions For Daniel Beals

Daniel Beals is an experienced and community-based leader and representative with a background in activism, social justice, and community and economic development. In 2011, Daniel’s campaign received 21.4% support in the federal election- the highest result for the NDP in the history of Kingston and the Islands. Much of the

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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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