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2019 Canadian Federal Election and its Results in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

2019 Canadian Election in Vancouver

The federal Canadian election was on October 21st, 2019. The Liberals won the most seats in both the country and Vancouver, but not enough for a majority.

Below is information about Vancouver area electoral districts, political parties and candidates. Also described below are the final results.


2019 FEDERAL ELECTION RESULTS

The 2019 Federal Canadian Election is now over and the result is a Liberal minority government.

Across the country the Liberals won 157 seats, the Conservatives 121, the Bloc Quebecois 32, the NDP 24, the Greens 3 and the People’s Party of Canada 0. Independent candidate Jody Wilson-Raybould also won her seat in the riding of Vancouver Granville.

For the Province of BC, preliminary results showed the Conservatives taking 17 seats, both the NDP and Liberals 11 each, the Greens 2 and Independents 1.

Of the 26 ridings in the Lower Mainland, the Liberals won 11, the Conservatives 10, the NDP 4 and Independents 1. In most case incumbent candidates got re-elected, although not in about 5 cases.

The Fraser Valley voted overwhelmingly for Conservative candidates and elected them in every riding. Vancouver results were a mix of Liberal and NDP, plus Jody Wilson-Raybould as an Independent. The North Shore was solidly Liberal, Surrey was a mix of Liberals and Conservatives, Richmond elected just Conservatives and Burnaby was two-thirds NDP and one-third Liberal.


This article gives a very brief overview of relevant information about each district in the Lower Mainland. Find out who’s running and where all-candidates debates are taking place. See below for details about every riding in the region.

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 the opportunity! Mark your calendar, do your research and get out to vote!

(Note: This article is a living document and will be added to over the election season.)


Click on any of the following for information about ridings in a specific community.

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


Federal Election 2019

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

The main political parties to choose from were 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 were 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.

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

  • Conservative: David G. Cavey (he has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University)
  • Green: Jesse D. Brown (currently the ED of the Vancouver Friends for Life Society)
  • NDP: Breen Ouellette (he is a Métis lawyer)
  • Liberal: Hedy Fry (the longest serving female member of parliament to date and the riding’s current federal representative)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Hedy Fry from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Djavad Mowafahian World Art Center at SFU Woodwards at 149 West Hastings Street. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

An all-candidates meeting took place in this riding on Thursday, October 17th, from 7:30 until 9:00 pm at the West End Community Centre Auditorium at 870 Denman Street. Click West End All Candidates Meeting for details.

An all-candidates debate with a focus on small business took place on Monday, October 7th, from 5:30 until 8:30 pm at the Pink Pearl Restaurant at 1132 East Hastings Street. Click All Party Meeting on Small Business for details.

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Vancouver East

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

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

  • Conservative: Christopher Corsetti (a practicing lawyer who got his degree from SFU)
  • Green: Bridget N. Burns (she is a co-host of the vegan night market)
  • Liberal: Kyle Demes (currently the Director of Institutional Strategic Awards at SFU)
  • NDP: Jenny Kwan (she was the youngest person elected to the Vancouver City Council a number of years ago and she is also the current federal representative in this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Jenny Kwan from the New Democratic Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at The Pace at 520 Alexander Street. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

An all-candidates debate with a focus on small business took place in this riding on Monday, October 7th, from 5:30 until 8:30 pm at the Pink Pearl Restaurant at 1132 East Hastings Street. Click All Party Meeting on Small Business for details.

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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.

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

  • Liberal: Taleeb Noormohamed (he has received several awards for his work in the community and was named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40) 
  • Conservative: Zach Segal (previously worked as an aide for the Conservative government from 2011 to 2015)
  • Green: Louise Boutin (she is currently a realtor with REMAX)
  • NDP: Yvonne Hanson (she holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from SFU)
  • Independent: Jody Wilson-Raybould (an Indigenous lawyer, Canada’s former Minster of Justice and previously of the Liberal Party, she is running this time as an independent)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Jody Wilson-Raybould who ran as an Independent.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at 511 West Broadway. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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.

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

  • Liberal: Tamara Taggart (formerly a news anchor for CTV)
  • Green: Lawrence Taylor (he holds science degrees from both SFU and Western University)
  • Conservative: Helen Shi-Ying Quan (currently runs an education centre for secondary school students)
  • NDP: Don Davies (he has been the NDP Critic for Health and is the current federal representative for this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Don Davies from the New Democratic Party.


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Vancouver Quadra

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

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

  • ConservativeKathleen P. Dixon (an investment banking executive)
  • Green: Geoffrey R. Wright (an engineer who also volunteers for several organizations within Vancouver)
  • NDP: Leigh Kenny (a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Liberal: Joyce Murray (the current federal representative for this riding; back in 2012 she ran for leadership of the Liberal party against Justin Trudeau)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Joyce Murray from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at the Lev Bukhman Lounge in the AMS Nest at 6133 University Boulevard. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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.

Below were the main candidates running in the election this year.

  • Conservative: Wai Young (a former federal MP under Stephen Harper)
  • Green: Judith Zaichkowsky (a business professor at Simon
    Fraser University)
  • NDP: Sean McQuillan (he is Cree Métis and with his wife he founded Mom’s In Film, a non-profit that supports families in the entertainment industry)
  • Liberal: Harjit Sajjan  (the current Minister of National Defence and Liberal MP in this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Harjit Sajjan from the Liberal Party.


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.

Below were the major party candidates running in Burnaby South.

  • Conservative: Jay Shin
  • Green: Brennan Wauters (an independent electrical contractor who holds degrees from both McGill University and the University of Lethbridge)
  • Liberal: Neelam Brar (she runs a startup innovation hub and advocates for diversity in business)
  • NDP: Jagmeet Singh (the current federal representative and leader of the NDP)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Jagmeet Singh from the New Democratic Party.


All-Candidates Debates

A meet and greet for all major and some minor party leaders in all three Burnaby ridings took place on Tuesday, October 8th, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at the Firefighters’ Banquet Hall at 6515 Bonsor Avenue. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

An all-candidates debate took place in this riding on Tuesday, October 15th, starting at 8:30 pm at the Ismaili Centre at 4010 Canada Way. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

A Burnaby community debate involving the leaders of all four major parties, as well as the People’s Party of Canada, from all three Burnaby electoral districts took place on Thursday, October 17th, from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Maywood Community School at 4567 Imperial Street. To register and find more details click Burnaby All Candidates Meeting.

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.

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

  • Liberal: Will Davis (worked in media and had his own show, Comedy Night in Canada)
  • Conservative: Megan Veck (previously worked with a Montreal NGO and also worked for several MPs)
  • Green: Suzanne de Montigny (a former Vancouver teacher and is currently the president of the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC Society)
  • NDP: Peter Julian (currently serving as a federal MP for the NDP)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Peter Julian from the New Democratic Party.


All-Candidates Debates

A meet and greet for all major and some minor party leaders in all three Burnaby ridings took place on Tuesday, October 8th, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at the Firefighters’ Banquet Hall at 6515 Bonsor Avenue. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

A Burnaby community debate involving the leaders of all major parties, as well as the People’s Party of Canada, from all three Burnaby electoral districts took place on Thursday, October 17th, from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Maywood Community School at 4567 Imperial Street. To register and find more details click Burnaby All Candidates Meeting.

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.

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

  • Conservative: (Note: as of October 4th Heather Leung is no longer the Conservative Party’s candidate)
  • Green: Amita Kuttner (holds a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics and leads several diversity efforts)
  • NDP: Svend Robinson (who previously served as an NDP Member of Parliament from 1979 to 2004)
  • Liberal: Terry Beech (he is the current Liberal MP in this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Terry Beech from the Liberal Party.


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).

All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on student issues took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at Lecture Theatre C9001 at SFU’s Burnaby Mountain Campus. To register and find more details click SFU Federal Election Debate.

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion took place in this riding on Friday, October 4th, from 6:30 until 9:00 pm at the Confederation Senior’s Centre at 4585 Albert Street. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

A meet and greet for all major and some minor party leaders in all three Burnaby electoral ridings took place on Tuesday, October 8th, from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at the Firefighters’ Banquet Hall at 6515 Bonsor Avenue. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

An all-candidates debate took place in this riding on Wednesday, October 16th, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Gilmore Community School at 50 Gilmore Avenue. Click Burnaby Debates for more details.

A Burnaby community debate involving the leaders of all major parties, as well as the People’s Party, from all three Burnaby electoral districts took place on Thursday, October 17th, from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Maywood Community School at 4567 Imperial Street. To register and find more details click Burnaby All Candidates Meeting.

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.

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

  • Conservative: Andrew Saxton (who previously served as a Member of Parliament from 2008 until 2015)
  • Green: George Orr (started Canada’s first environmental movement, Pollution Probe, and has held various roles within the community)
  • NDP: Justine Bell (served as Senior Advisor at Global Affairs Canada for the last 10 years)
  • Liberal: Jonathan Wilkinson  (currently the Liberal MP in this riding and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Jonathan Wilkinson from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Presentation House Theatre at 333 Chesterfield Avenue. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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George Orr, Jonathan Wilkinson, Justine Bell & Andrew Saxton

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

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

  • Green: Dana Taylor (he’s been a past North Vancouver City Councillor, engineering technician and trade association executive)
  • Conservative: Gabrielle Loren (founder of the accounting firm Loren Nancke)
  • Liberal: Patrick Weiler (an environmental and natural resource management lawyer)
  • NDP: Judith Wilson (a former school trustee and past federal NDP candidate)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Patrick Weiler from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at West Vancouver United Church at 2062 Esquimalt Avenue. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.


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.

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

  • Conservative: Tanya Corbet (a member of Tsawwassen First Nation who has served on various community boards and councils)
  • Green: Craig DeCraene (an automotive repair worker who recently joined politics through an independent environmental campaign for Delta City Council)
  • NDP: Randy Anderson-Fennell (an electrician and advocate of skilled trades)
  • Liberal: Carla Qualtrough (she is a former Paralympic athlete and the current Liberal MP in this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Carla Qualtrough from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates forum took place in this riding on Wednesday, October 9th, from 6:00 until 8:45 pm at Delta Secondary in Ladner at 5005 45th Avenue. Click the Delta Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at the Kin Village Community Centre in Tsawwassen at 5430 10th Avenue. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

Richmond Centre

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

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

  • Green: Françoise Raunet (currently a French Immersion teacher with an MA in International Studies from SFU)
  • Liberal: Steven Kou (a Chartered Professional Accountant who holds several degrees and authored three books)
  • NDP: Dustin Innes (a lifeguard and an activist with the BC Federation of Labour)
  • Conservative: Alice Wong (the current MP for this riding, in 2011 she became the first ever Chinese-Canadian woman to serve in Cabinet)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Alice Wong from the Conservative Party.


Steveston-Richmond East

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

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

  • Conservative: Kenny K. W. Chiu (a software engineer and former Richmond school trustee)
  • Green: Nicole Iaci (a lawyer and proud member of Kwantlen First Nation)
  • NDP: Jaeden Dela Torre (a political science student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Liberal: Joe Peschisolido (the current Liberal MP in this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Kenny Chiu from the Conservative Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6:30 until 9:30 pm at R.C. Palmer Secondary School at 8160 St. Albans Road. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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.

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

  • Conservative: Tamara N. Jansen (a resident of Langley and owner of an agricultural business)
  • Green: Caelum Nutbrown (a mental health worker in the opioid crisis with Portland Hotel Society)
  • NDP: Rae Banwarie (a graduate from the University of Manitoba with 20 years of experience with the RCMP)
  • Liberal: John Aldag  (the incumbent federal representative, he has an MBA from Royal Roads University and 32-year career with Parks Canada)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Tamara Jansen from the Conservative Party.


Fleetwood-Port Kells

This district is in northeast Surrey and includes Barnston Island.

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

  • Conservative: Shinder P. Purewal (a former citizenship Judge of the BC and Yukon area as well as current instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • Green: Tanya Baertl (she started a community financial mentoring program and is also a mother)
  • NDP: Annie Ohana (an advocate, educator and member of the Surrey community)
  • Liberal: Ken Hardie (the current federal MP for this riding)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Ken Hardie from the Liberal Party.


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.

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

  • Conservative: Kerry-Lynne Findlay (a private-practice lawyer and previously an MP in Canada’s 41st Parliament)
  • NDP: Stephen Crozier (a teacher and President of the New Westminster and District Labour Council and Democracy Direct Society)
  • Green: Beverly (Pixie) Hobby (currently practicing environmental law and volunteers for several community groups)
  • Liberal: Gordie Hogg  (the current federal MP for this riding and Chair of the Federal Liberal Pacific Caucus)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Kerry-Lynne Findlay from the Conservative Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on poverty and homelessness took place in this riding on Wednesday, October 9th, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Gracepoint Community Church at 3487 King George Boulevard. Click the Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

An all-candidates mixer took place in this riding on Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Semiahmoo House Society at 15306 24th Avenue. Click the Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

An all-candidates debate took place in this riding on Wednesday, October 16th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the White Rock Community Centre at 15154 Russell Avenue. Click the Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

Surrey Centre

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

Below is a list of the 2019 candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for specific details about each.

  • Conservative: Tina Bains (currently working with the Government of BC and also holds a Master’s degree in World History)
  • NDP: Sarjit Saran (a CPHR member with 17 years of experience in Human Resources and a degree from SFU)
  • Green: John Werring (a leader of many environmental campaigns with a Master’s degree in Animal Resource Ecology from UBC)
  • Liberal: Randeep Sarai (the current Liberal MP in this riding and former Chair of the Liberal Party Pacific Caucus)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Randeep Sarai from the Liberal Party.


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.

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

  • Conservative: Harpreet Singh (a journalist with his own TV show, the Harpreet Singh Show)
  • NDP: Harjit Singh Gill (a radio show host and former small business owner)
  • Green: Rabaab Khehra (a student of International Relations and Political Science at UBC who is also involved in several community organizations)
  • Liberal: Sukh Dhaliwal (the current federal MP in this riding and a professional engineer)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Sukh Dhaliwal from the Liberal Party.


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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.

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

  • Conservative: Nicholas Insley (he previously worked for the Harper government and holds an MBA degree from the University of Oxford)
  • Green: Brad Nickason (an artist and active community volunteer)
  • NDP: Christina Gower (a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse at Royal Columbian Hospital)
  • Liberal: Ron McKinnon (the current MP for this riding, he introduced a Private Members Bill on the opioid crisis that became law)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Ron McKinnon from the Liberal Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Monday, October 7th, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at the Douglas College campus in Lecture Theatre A1470 at 1250 Pinetree Way. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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.

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

  • Conservative: Marc Dalton (a high school teacher who served in the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Green: Ariane Jaschke (founded a local Women in Business group and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce)
  • NDP: John Mogk (a health care provider at the Maple Ridge Treatment Centre and community volunteer)
  • Liberal: Dan Ruimy (the current MP for this riding who has been the Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Marc Dalton from the Conservative Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Tuesday, October 1st, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre at 12150 224th Street. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.

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 previous federal representative was Finn Donnelly of the NDP. Donnelly is not running for re-election.

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

  • Conservative: Nelly Shin (a public high school Music and English teacher) 
  • Liberal: Sara Badiei (worked for BC Hydro in the energy sector and led several international humanitarian campaigns)
  • Green: Bryce Watts (a graduate of UBC who started an ecological non-profit)
  • NDP: Bonita M. Zarrillo (a City Councillor in Coquitlam for three terms)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Nelly Shin from the Conservative Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on Wednesday, October 9th, from 7:00 until 9:00 pm at the Douglas College campus in Lecture Theatre A1470 at 1250 Pinetree Way. Click 100 Debates on the Environment for details.


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.

Below were the candidates from major parties running in the 2019 election.

  • NDP: Madeleine Sauvé (a former faculty member at Emily Carr and now a film industry worker and union advocate)
  • Green: Stephen Fowler (a local teacher and environmentalist)
  • Liberal: Seamus Heffernan (an author, former journalist and teacher)
  • Conservative: Ed Fast (the current MP for this riding and the former Minister of International Trade)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Ed Fast from the Conservative Party.


Chilliwack-Hope

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

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

  • Green: Arthur Green (worked in the BC Forestry Service and resource sector as well as his financial services business)
  • Liberal: Kelly Velonis (she is the Executive Director for the Chilliwack & District Seniors Resources Society and is a Rotary Club member)
  • NDP: Heather McQuillan (a family advocate and workers’ rights activist in the film industry; she also founded Mom’s in Film Canada)
  • Conservative: Mark Strahl (current MP in this riding and the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Mark Strahl from the Conservative Party.


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

  • Green: Kaija Farstad (a librarian and published author)
  • Liberal: Leon Jensen (a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and community volunteer)
  • NDP: Stacey Wakelin (she previously ran for Langley Township Council in 2018 and co-owned Clipper Street Scrapbook Company)
  • Conservative: Tako van Popta (works for McQuarrie Hunter LLP and is a community volunteer)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Tako van Popta from the Conservative Party.


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.

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

  • Green: John Kidder (a founder in 1983 of the Green Party of BC – the first Green Party in North America – and holds the Finance portfolio in the Green Party of Canada’s shadow cabinet; as of 2019, he is also the husband of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May)
  • Conservative: Brad Vis (holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University and currently works for the Hon. Ed Fast)
  • NDP: Michael Nenn (worked in the telecommunications industry for 23 years and volunteers in the community)
  • Liberal: Jati Sidhu (the current MP in this riding and serves on the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

The successfully elected candidate in the end was Brad Vis from the Conservative Party.


All-Candidates Debates

An all-candidates meeting with a focus on business issues took place in this riding on Thursday, October 10th, from 6:30 to 9:15 pm at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium at 32315 Fraser Way. Click Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce for details.

Canadian Political Party Leaders
Elizabeth May, Andrew Scheer, Justin Trudeau & Jagmeet Singh

Other Information

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

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