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2019 Canadian Federal Election in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

2019 Canadian Election in Vancouver

The federal Canadian election is on October 21st, 2019. Below is information about Vancouver area electoral districts, political parties and candidates.

This article gives a very brief overview of relevant information about each district in the Lower Mainland. It’s also a living document and will be added to over time as the election approaches.

We live in a democracy and have the opportunity to help choose our government representatives and the leadership of our country. Not everyone in the world has this luxury. Don’t waste this opportunity! Mark your calendar, do your research and get out to vote!


LEADERSHIP DEBATES

The next National English language debate takes place between the leaders of Canada’s major political parties on October 7th. Here are the details:

  • Federal Televised Leadership Debate – Scheer (Conservative), May (Green), Singh (NDP), Trudeau (Liberal) and Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois) will debate for two hours starting at 4:00 pm (PST) on Monday, October 7th.

All-candidates debates will also take place all over the Lower Mainland in each of the region’s various electoral districts. At those you can hear what the politicians at the local level have to say.


Federal Election 2019

Canadians get to choose their next federal government on Monday, October 21st, 2019. On that date a “best place to be” is at a voting station exercising your right to vote!

The main political parties to choose from are the Liberal Party (led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), Conservative Party (led by Andrew Scheer), the NDP (led by Jagmeet Singh) and the Green Party (led by Elizabeth May). There are also other parties and independent candidates to choose from.

Canadians elect local representatives and the party with the most successful candidates forms the government. Below is information about the different local regions where people in the Lower Mainland can vote.

(Note: The information in this article is accurate to the best of our ability. Details, however, are subject to change. Check with Elections Canada or other officials or party offices in your community for exact information. Also, this article provides just very basic information. It does not attempt to include mention of every candidate, debate and other details. Vancouver’s Best Places also does not endorse any particular parties or candidates.)

Other Vancouver and Lower Mainland Regions

Vancouver Federal Electoral Districts

There are twenty-six electoral districts within Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. There are six within the City of Vancouver, five in Surrey, four in the Fraser Valley and eleven in the rest of Metro Vancouver and up the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Click on any of the following blue city or region links to jump to information about a specific area.


City of Vancouver | Burnaby & New Westminster | North Shore & Sea to SkyRichmond & Delta | Surrey | Tricities & Other Communities | Fraser Valley


City of Vancouver


The City of Vancouver is divided up into the following six electoral districts:

Vancouver Centre | Vancouver East | Vancouver Granville | Vancouver Kingsway | Vancouver Quadra | Vancouver South

Vancouver Centre

This district includes neighbourhoods such as Yaletown, the West End, Coal Harbour and the downtown core.

The current federal representative is Hedy Fry from the Liberal Party. She is the longest serving female member of parliament to date.

Below are the other candidates and their respective parties running in Vancouver Centre in the 2019 election. Click on their names for more information about each.

Vancouver East

This district includes neighbourhoods such as the Downtown East Side, Mount Pleasant, Hastings and Grandview-Woodland.

The current federal representative is Jenny Kwan from the NDP. Interestingly, she was the youngest person elected to the Vancouver City Council a number of years ago.

Below are the other major party candidates running in this riding. Click on their names for more information.

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Vancouver Granville

This electoral district came into effect during the 2015 election. It is made up of former parts of these four ridings: Vancouver Centre, Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver Kingsway and Vancouver South.

The riding has a complicated recent history with federal representatives. The representative that was elected last time was Jody Wilson-Raybould, previously of the Liberal Party. Wilson-Raybould is running in the 2019 election this time as an independent.

Below are the other major party candidates campaigning in this riding. Click on their names for more information.

Vancouver Kingsway

This district was created from these four districts: Burnaby-Kingsway, Vancouver East, Vancouver Quadra and Vancouver South. For a map of the riding click Vancouver Kingsway.

The current federal representative is Don Davies who has been the NDP Critic for Health.

Below are the other main candidates and their respective parties in the 2019 election.

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Vancouver Quadra

This riding includes Kitsilano, Point Grey, UBC and all of Vancouver west of Arbutus Street.

The current federal representative is Joyce Murray from the Liberal Party. Political Trivia: Murray ran for leadership of her party and lost against Justin Trudeau in 2012.

Below are the other major party candidates running for election in 2019. Click on their names for more information.

Vancouver South

This riding used to be called Vancouver South-Burnaby. It was adjusted in 2012, however, and now includes just the southern part of the City of Vancouver.

The current federal representative is Harjit Sajjan from the Liberal Party. Mr. Sajjan is the current Minister of National Defence.

Below are the main candidates running against Sajjan in the election this year.


Burnaby & New Westminster


There are three electoral districts that include parts of Burnaby and New Westminster. They are the following:

Burnaby South | New Westminster–Burnaby | Burnaby North–Seymour

Burnaby South

This district includes the south side of the City of Burnaby and the area between the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 7.

The current federal representative is Jagmeet Singh who is the leader of the NDP.

Below are the major party candidates running in Burnaby South against Singh.

New Westminster-Burnaby

This district’s boundaries were adjusted in 2012 when it was created from parts of Burnaby-New West and New West-Coquitlam. Today it includes the City of New Westminster and parts of Burnaby just south of Burnaby Lake.

The current federal representative is Peter Julian from the NDP.

Below are other candidates for people in this riding to choose from.

Burnaby North-Seymour

This district’s boundaries were also adjusted in 2012. It covers areas previously within the ridings of Burnaby-Douglas and North Vancouver.

The current federal representative is Terry Beech from the Liberal Party.

Below are the other major party candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for more information.

The above electoral district will be especially interesting to watch as it is at the heart of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion issue (given the fact that the oil refinery and pipeline terminus are located within its borders).

Burnaby Mountain
View of North Vancouver from Burnaby Mountain

North Shore & Sea to Sky


There are three electoral districts that include areas on the North Shore and in the Sea to Sky Corridor. They are the following plus Burnaby North–Seymour (which is described above in the section about Burnaby):

North Vancouver | West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country

North Vancouver

This district includes the areas of the City of North Vancouver and the western half of the District of North Vancouver.

The current federal representative is Jonathan Wilkinson from the Liberal Party. Wilkinson is the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Below are the other major party candidates running against Wilkinson in this riding. Click on their names for more information.

West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

This district includes Bowen Island, Lions Bay, Pemberton, Squamish, the Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver and Whistler.

The current federal representative is Pamela Goldsmith-Jones from the Liberal Party. Goldsmith-Jones is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Mayor of the District of West Vancouver. She is not running again in the 2019 election.

Below are the major party candidates who are competing for votes in the riding this year.


Richmond & Delta


There are three electoral districts that include parts of Delta and Richmond. They are the following:

Delta | Richmond Centre | Steveston–Richmond East

Delta

This riding is comprised of the District of Delta which includes the communities of Tsawwassen and Ladner.

The current federal representative is Carla Qualtrough from the Liberal Party. Political Trivia: Qualtrough is a former Paralympic athlete.

Below are the other major party candidates. Click on their names for more information.

Richmond Centre

This district includes the western part of the City of Richmond including the area around Vancouver International Airport.

The current federal representative is Alice Wong from the Conservative Party. In 2011 Wong became the first ever Chinese-Canadian woman to serve in Cabinet.

Below are other candidates from the major parties running for office in this riding.

Steveston-Richmond East

This district comprises the eastern part of the City of Richmond plus the area around Steveston Village.

The current federal representative is Joe Peschisolido from the Liberal Party.

Below are the other candidates and their respective parties running in the 2019 election. Click on their names for more information.

Waterfront at Steveston Village
Steveston Village

Surrey


The following five ridings are within the City of Surrey and Langley:

Cloverdale–Langley City | Fleetwood–Port Kells | South Surrey–White Rock | Surrey Centre | Surrey–Newton

Cloverdale-Langley City

This district’s boundaries were adjusted in 2012 and the riding came into effect in 2015. As its name suggests, it includes parts of Surrey around Cloverdale as well as the neighbouring City of Langley.

The current federal representative is John Aldag from the Liberal Party.

Below are other 2019 candidates from the major political parties. Click their names for further details.

Fleetwood-Port Kells

This district is in northeast Surrey and includes Barnston Island.

The current federal representative is Ken Hardie of the Liberal Party.

Below are the other major party candidates who are campaigning in the 2019 election. Click on their names for more information about each.

South Surrey-White Rock

This district’s boundaries were adjusted in 2012 and the riding came into effect in 2015. It includes the southern part of the City of Surrey including White Rock and Crescent Beach.

The current federal representative is Gordie Hogg of the Liberal Party. Hogg is the Chair of the Federal Liberal Pacific Caucus.

Below are the other main party candidates who are running for election. Click on their names to see each of their respective websites.

Surrey Centre

This district includes the area of North Surrey southeast of New Westminster and south of the Fraser River from Coquitlam.

The current federal representative is Randeep Sarai of the Liberal Party. Sarai was the former Chair of the Liberal Party Pacific Caucus.

Below is a list of other candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for specific details about each.

Surrey-Newton

This riding includes the area of Surrey east of Delta between the districts of Surrey-Centre (to the north) and South Surrey-White Rock.

The current federal representative is Sukh Dhaliwal of the Liberal Party.

Below are the other candidates who are running in this region in the 2019 election. Click on their names for more information.

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TriCities & Other Communities


There are three ridings that represent the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.

Coquitlam–Port Coquitlam | Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge | Port Moody–Coquitlam

Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

This district’s boundaries were adjusted in 2012 and today it includes the municipality of Port Coquitlam as well as most of the City of Coquitlam.

The current federal representative is Ron McKinnon for the Liberal Party.

Below are the other major party candidates in the 2019 election. Click on their names to visit each of their respective websites.

Pitt Meadows-Maple Ridge

This riding came into effect in its present form in 2015. As the name suggests, it is made up of the municipalities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

The current federal representative is Dan Ruimy of the Liberal Party. Ruimy has been the Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Below are the other candidates running for the 2019 election. Click on their names for more information.

Port Moody-Coquitlam

This district’s boundaries were adjusted in 2012. The riding came into effect in 2015 and includes the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Port Moody and Coquitlam.

The current federal representative is Finn Donnelly of the NDP. Donnelly is not running for re-election.

Below are the major party candidates who are campaigning in 2019. Click on their names to go to each of their respective websites.


Fraser Valley


The following four ridings are in the Fraser Valley:

Abbotsford | Chilliwack–Hope | Langley–Aldergrove | Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon

Abbotsford

This district’s boundaries include southeast Abbotsford and the Upper Sumas Reserve.

The current federal representative is Ed Fast of the Conservative Party. Fast is the former Minister of International Trade.

Below are the other candidates from major parties running in the 2019 election.

Chilliwack-Hope

This riding is made up of the area in the Fraser Valley between Chilliwack and Hope including Cultus Lake.

The current federal representative is Mark Strahl of the Conservative Party. Strahl is the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Below are the other major party candidates who are running in the 2019 election. Click on their names for more details about each.

Langley-Aldergrove

This district includes the Township of Langley including Aldergrove and Fort Langley. It does not include the City of Langley (which is part of the riding that Cloverdale is in).

The former federal representative was Mark Warawa of the Conservative Party. Warawa died, however, in the summer of 2019 from a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Below are the major party candidates running for office in 2019. Click on their names for more information.

Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon

This district’s boundaries came into effect in 2015 and today include the communities of Mission, Kent, Harrison Hot Springs and a tiny bit of Abbotsford.

The current federal representative is Jati Sidhu of the Liberal Party.

Below are the other candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for further details about each.

Canadian Political Party Leaders
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Other Information

This article was written by Elizabeth Kilborn and Peter Roundhill with assistance from other contributors.

For more information about the election check out the following websites: