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Boehme: ‘Stepping away from a broken system and stepping up for change’

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Regrettably, I must inform you that I am officially stepping down as PC Candidate for Kingston and the Islands. I do not make this decision lightly; on

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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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Kingston voters weigh in on federal election

From 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. today, Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will cast their vote at this year’s election. “I feel good, I’m excited,” said Abby Busche, 21, a Queens University student waiting outside the Leon’s Centre polling station in Kingston to fill out her ballot. She is finding

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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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NDP leader stops in Kingston with clear message: get out and vote

Sunny skies were overhead as the leader of the New Democratic Party’s bus rolled into Lake Ontario Park to a chorus of “NDP! NDP! NDP!” on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021, just five minutes later than expected at 4:20 pm. Jagmeet Singh made the campaign stop in Kingston in support of

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Dr. Waji Khan, Green Party

Dr. Waji Khan (Green Party) was born in North York, Ontario and later raised in Scarborough after his parents emigrated from Pakistan to Canada in the 1960s. He attended the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 and began his studies in Dentistry.

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Shelley Sayle-Udall, PPC

Raised here in Kingston, Shelley Sayle-Udall (People’s Party of Canada – PPC) is a mental health therapist, currently working with Maltby Centre. As a mother and mental health care professional, her concerns regarding mental health challenges, particularly in children, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her involvement in federal

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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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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Liberals: Disruption of education due to ‘lack of leadership’ by Ford, Lecce

Hard capped classes of 20, increased access to special education and mental health professionals, and a promise to match the over $500 million that’s already been invested by the federal government to improve school ventilation — these were the top promises made by Ontario Liberal Leader Steven del Duca laid

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Ontario Liberals promise billions to universal childcare if elected

The Ontario Liberal Party held an online press conference today to introduce their ‘Care For Every Child’ plan, which includes $10-a-day childcare, increased childcare spaces, an increased number of Early Childhood Educators, and an enhanced parental leave program for the province. Over Zoom, Ontario Liberal Leader Stephen Del Duca was

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