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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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Former MPP Sophie Kiwala seeking Liberal nomination for 2022

Former Kingston & the Islands Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Sophie Kiwala announced this week that she hopes to run again in 2022. Kiwala served as Liberal MPP from 2014 to 2018 under Premier Kathleen Wynne, taking over from long-running Liberal MPP John Gerretsen. Kiwala needs to earn the Liberal

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#ygkChallenge: Vote in the 2014 Provincial Election

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Six Questions for Sophie Kiwala

Our ongoing series of feature interviews with local candidates continues today with the Liberal Party’s nominee, Sophie Kiwala. With responses from four of the five candidates now published on Kingstonist, there’s ample time to compare the below with those of Mark Bain (PC), Robert Kiley (Green) and Mary Rita Holland

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Six Questions for Mary Rita Holland

This past week, Kingstonist proudly presented interviews with Mark Bain (PC) and Robert Kiley (Green), two of the local candidates who hope to represent Kingston and the Islands after next week’s provincial election results are announced.  Today, our exploration of the local candidates continues with a feature interview with Mary Rita Holland, the New

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Six Questions for Robert Kiley

Yesterday our 2014 Provincial Election coverage continued with the kickoff of a five-part interview series featuring all of the candidates vying for the seat in Kingston and the Islands.  After hearing from the Progressive Conservative’s local representative, Mark Bain, today we’re shifting our gaze to the Green Party’s candidate, Robert

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Strong Liberal Support in Pre-Election Poll

Since the election was called, our household has received nearly half a dozen phone calls from campaign offices looking to shore up support for local candidates, as well as from pollsters surveying how the vote might go down in ridings such as Kingston and the Islands.  The results of one

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Election Annoyances

It’s election time in Ontario (in case you somehow missed it) and while I am grateful to live in a democratic society and enjoy a good political debate from time to time, this election has felt like more of a nuisance than anything else.  It’s spring and there are so

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‘Move on’ says Kiwala, while Holland and Kiley Continue Support to Save Schools

The Kingston community should ‘move on’ and accept the provincial decision to close KCVI and QECVI, says Sophie Kiwala, Liberal candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Kiwala’s remarks in a recent CFRC radio interview indicate that the candidate has changed her position on the schools issue. Originally a supporter of

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Questions for Kingston’s MPP Hopefuls

Last week, I asked our readers:  if they had to vote today, which provincial candidate/party would they support?  The poll resulted in a generous outpouring of support for Kingston’s local NDP candidate, who received 62 percent of the total votes cast.  The Liberal party ended up in distant second, while the remainder of

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