A new federal government is expected to be named Monday night, as Canada’s 2019 general election gets underway.
The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, and Elizabeth May’s Greens. The People’s Party of Canada, under former high-profile Tory Maxime Bernier, is running for the first time.
Polls are open locally until 8 p.m.
Where to vote
Fernie Family Centre, 521 4th Avenue
Sparwood Recreation Centre, 367 Pine Avenue
Elkford Community Conference Centre, 750 Fording Drive
Elko Community Hall, 5445 Bate Avenue
Sand Creek Senior Citizens Drop-in Centre, 7205 Rosen Lake Road
Who is running in Kootenay-Columbia
• Abra Brynne – Green Party of Canada
• Trev Miller — Animal Protection Party
• Wayne Stetski – New Democratic Party
• Rick Stewart – People’s Party of Canada
For all of our stories on the 2019 federal election, click here.
For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.
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