A new federal government is expected to be named Monday night, as Canada’s 2021 snap election gets underway.
The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, Annamie Paul’s Greens., Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Quebecois and Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada.
Polls are open in British Columbia from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. PST.
Where you can vote Cowichan-Malahat-Langford:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Hall
9775 Chemainus Road
Crofton Community Centre
8104 Musgrave Street
Halalt Band gym
7973 Chemainus Road
Thetis Island Forbes Hall
292 North Cove Road
Penelakut Island Band Office
1130 Clam Bay Road North
To find out your local poll location, visit the Elections Canada website and type in your street address. Alternatively, Canadians can look at your voter registration card. Voters can only visit their specified polling location.
Elections Canada has warned that due to staffing shortages from the pandemic, some voters may experience a wait to cast their ballot.
Masks are mandatory in polling locations, but proof of vaccine is not required.
Who is running in Cowichan-Malahat
- Alistair MacGregor, New Democratic Party
- Alana DeLong, Conservative Party of Canada
- Blair Herbert, Liberal Party of Canada
- Lia Versaevel, Green Party of Canada
- Mark Hecht, People’s Party of Canada
Where you can vote Nanaimo-Ladysmith:
Saltair Community Centre
3850 South Oyster School Road
Who is running in Nanaimo-Ladysmith
- Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada
- Tamara Kronis, Conservative Party of Canada
- Michelle Corfield, Liberal Party of Canada
- Lisa Marie Barron, New Democratic Party of Canada
- Stephen Welton, People’s Party of Canada
For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.