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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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