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Canadian Federal Election in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

2021 Canadian Election in Vancouver

The next federal Canadian election is on Monday, September 20th. Expect lots of campaigning in Vancouver and all across Canada between now and then.

The last federal Canadian election was on October 21st, 2019 (so just 23 months since the current one). The Liberals won the most seats in both the country and Vancouver, but not enough for a majority. What will the results of this next election be?

Election day in 2021 is on September 20th (although people can vote before that, including by mail-in ballot).

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

 


Click the links below for information about the following topics:

2021 Televised Debates | 2019 Results

Click on any of the following locations 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 2021

Canadians get to choose their next federal government on Monday, September 20th, 2021. 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 are the Liberal Party (led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau), Conservative Party (led by Erin O’Toole), the NDP (led by Jagmeet Singh) and the Green Party (led by Annamie Paul). There are also other parties and independent candidates to choose from including the People’s Party of Canada (led by Maxine Bernier).

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.)

 

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2021 Televised Leadership Debates

Debates take place between candidates in different communities. Below we’ll list some of the all-candidates debates happening in the Lower Mainland as they are announced (in the sections about specific ridings).

At the national level, televised debates also take place between the leaders of the major parties. During each federal election, one or more debates happen in English and one or more happen in French.

In 2021, national debates between the leaders of the major parties took place in French on Wednesday, September 8th, and in English on Thursday, September 9th. Both debates were broadcast live from the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.

Participating in the leadership debates on September 8th and 9th in 2021 were Annamie Paul (of the Green Party), Erin O’Toole (of the Conservative Party), Jagmeet Singh (from the NDP) and Justin Trudeau (from the Liberals). Also participating was Yves-François Blanchet (from the Bloc Québécois). If you missed the live event, you can still watch recordings on the Internet.

The French debate was moderated by Patrice Roy (from Radio-Canada). The moderator for the English debate was Sachi Kuri (from the Angus Reid Institute).

 

2021 Canadian Election

 

2019 Election Results

The 2019 Federal Canadian Election resulted in 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.

 

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 are the candidates and their respective parties running in Vancouver Centre in the 2021 election. Click on their names for more information about each.

  • Conservative: Harry Cocknell (he is a young businessman)
  • Green: Alaric Paivarinta (he operates a building maintenance business)
  • Liberal: Hedy Fry (the longest serving female member of parliament to date and the riding’s current federal representative)
  • NDP: Breen Ouellette (he is a Métis lawyer)
  • PPC: Taylor Singleton-Fookes (he has a BS in Financial Mathematics from the University of Victoria)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Hedy Fry from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

The following all-candidates debates took place in the lead-up to the election a couple of years ago. Similar events will happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on October 3rd, 2019, at the Djavad Mowafahian World Art Center at SFU Woodwards at 149 West Hastings Street.

An all-candidates meeting took place in this riding on October 17th in 2019 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 October 7th, 2019, at the Pink Pearl Restaurant at 1132 East Hastings Street. Click All Party Meeting on Small Business for details.

 

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LocoBC All-Candidates Debate in Vancouver

 

Vancouver East

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

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

  • Conservative: Mauro Francis (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Green: Cheryl Matthew (she is a former senior policy analyst for Service Canada)
  • Liberal: Josh Vander Vies (he is a retired Canadian Paralympian and a lawyer)
  • 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)
  • PPC: Karin Litzcke (she has an MBA from Ivey Business School)
  • Other: Gölök Z. Buday (he is a member of the Libertarian Party), Natasha Hale (she is a member of the Communist Party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Jenny Kwan from the New Democratic Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

There is to be a virtual all-candidates meeting on September 18th, hosted by multiple Neighbourhood House groups in Vancouver. Candidates from Vancouver East, Vancouver Granville and Vancouver Kingsway will be at this meeting.

The event runs from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. If you wish to attend, either email marketing@mpnh.org or call Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (604-879-8208) to get the zoom link. This event is free to attend and covers various topics like the economy, climate change, childcare and more.

 

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

  • Conservative: Kailin Che (she is a lawyer and the Director of Founder Institute)
  • Green: Imtiaz Popat (he is a therapeutic counsellor)
  • 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) 
  • NDP: Anjali Appadurai (she is a climate justice activist and a consultant)
  • PPC: Damian Jewett (he has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from UNB)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Jody Wilson-Raybould who ran as an Independent and is not seeking re-election.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

There is to be a virtual all-candidates meeting on September 18th, hosted by multiple Neighbourhood House groups in Vancouver. Candidates from Vancouver Granville, Vancouver East and Vancouver Kingsway will be at this meeting.

The event runs from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. If you wish to attend, either email marketing@mpnh.org or call Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (604-879-8208) to get the zoom link. This event is free to attend and covers various topics like the economy, climate change, childcare and more.

 

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 are the main candidates and their respective parties in the 2021 election.

  • Conservative: Carson Binda (he is a political science student at UBC)
  • Green: Farrukh Chishtie (he is an environmental scientist with two PhDs)
  • Liberal: Virginia Bremner (she has worked for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade)
  • NDP: Don Davies (he has been the NDP Critic for Health and is the current federal representative for this riding)
  • PPC: Jeremy MacKenzie (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Other: Kimball Cariou (he is a member of the Communist Party), Donna Petersen (she is a member of the Marxist-Leninist Party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Don Davies from the New Democratic Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

There is to be a meeting of all the candidates on September 14th at 7:00 pm. This event is set to take place at the Collingwood Neighbourhood House at 5288 Joyce Street. Only those who are fully vaccinated can attend, and for those who can’t be there in person there will be a Zoom link to watch it unfold.

As well, there is to be a virtual all-candidates meeting on September 18th, hosted by multiple Neighbourhood House groups in Vancouver. Candidates from Vancouver Granville, Vancouver East and Vancouver Kingsway will be at this meeting.

The event runs from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. If you wish to attend, either email marketing@mpnh.org or call Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (604-879-8208) to get the zoom link. This event is free to attend and covers various topics like the economy, climate change, childcare and more.

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Vancouver Quadra

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

Below are the major party candidates running for election in 2021. Click on their names for more information.

  • Conservative: Brad Armstrong (he is a lawyer)
  • Green: Devyani Singh (she has a PhD in Forestry)
  • Liberal: Joyce Murray (the current federal representative for this riding; back in 2012 she ran for leadership of the Liberal party against Justin Trudeau)
  • NDP: Naden Abenes (a former hotel worker and activist)
  • PPC: Renate Siekmann (she is an Academy Award-nominated documentary producer)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Joyce Murray from the Liberal Party.


 

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 are the main candidates running in the election this year.

  • Conservative: Sukhbir Singh Gill (he is a local real estate agent)
  • Green: No candidate as of September 14th
  • 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)
  • PPC: Anthony Cook (he operates a local construction business)
  • Other: Anne Jamieson (she is a member of the Marxist-Leninist Party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 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 are the major party candidates running in Burnaby South.

  • Conservative: Likky Lavji (he is an author and founder of the Dante Group)
  • Green: Maureen Curran (she is a teacher and environmental activist)
  • Liberal: Brea Sami (she is a professional accountant)
  • NDP: Jagmeet Singh (the current federal representative and leader of the NDP)
  • PPC: Marcella Williams (she is a real estate agent and member of the Métis Nation)
  • Other: Martin Kendell (he is an independent candidate)

In 2021 Jagmeet Singh is once again running as the leader of the NDP.

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Jagmeet Singh from the New Democratic Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

The following all-candidates debates took place in the lead-up to the election a couple of years ago. Similar events will happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

A meet and greet for all major and some minor party leaders in all three Burnaby ridings took place on October 8th, 2019, 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 October 15th, 2019, 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 October 17th, 2019, at Maywood Community School at 4567 Imperial Street. For 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 are the candidates for people in this riding to choose from.

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Peter Julian from the New Democratic Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

The following all-candidates debates took place in the lead-up to the election a couple of years ago. Similar events will happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

A meet and greet for all major and some minor party leaders in all three Burnaby ridings took place on October 8th, 2019, 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 October 17th, 2019, at Maywood Community School at 4567 Imperial Street. For 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 are the major party candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for more information.

  • Conservative: Kelsey Shein (she is a member of the Métis Nation and works for the Canadian Medical Association)
  • Green: Peter Dolling (he is a manager for a local environmental consultancy)
  • NDP: Jim Hanson (he has served as a North Vancouver City Councillor since 2014)
  • Liberal: Terry Beech (he is the current Liberal MP in this riding)
  • PPC: Bradley Nickerson (he is an insurance agent)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Terry Beech from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

An all-candidates debate takes place in 2021 on Wednesday, September 1st, from 9:00 until 10:15 am. Hosted by the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the debate takes place online via Zoom. It’s free to attend for members and $25 for non-members. See the North Van Chamber website for more information and to register.

As well, on September 13th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm there is an in-person debate at the Mount Seymour United Church. Located at 1200 Parkgate Avenue, there is a 130-person limit for attendance. For more information visit the Blueridge Community Association website.

 

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

  • Conservative: Les Jickling (he is a consultant and former healthcare executive)
  • Green: Archie Kaario (he is a lawyer)
  • Liberal: Jonathan Wilkinson  (currently the Liberal MP in this riding and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard)
  • NDP: Tammy Bentz (she is an instructor at BCIT and an actor)
  • PPC: John Galloway (he is a new candidate for the party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Jonathan Wilkinson from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

An all-candidates debate takes place in 2021 on Thursday, September 2nd, from 9:00 until 10:15 am. Hosted by the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the event takes place online via Zoom. It’s free to attend for members and $25 for non-members. See the North Van Chamber website for more information and to register.

As well, there is a second debate on September 14th from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Hosted by the North Vancouver City Library, this even is also on Zoom. To register go to the North Vancouver City Library website.

 

North Vancouver Federal Election Candidates
All-Candidates Debate in 2019

 

West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

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

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

  • Conservative: John Weston (he served as the federal MP in this riding from 2008 to 2015).
  • Green: Mike Simpson (he is a filmmaker and the founder of One Sky: The Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living)
  • Liberal: Patrick Weiler (an environmental and natural resource management lawyer and the current federal MP)
  • NDP: Avi Lewis (he is a filmmaker and a former host for CBC and Al Jazeera English.
  • PPC: Doug Bebb (he is a mechanical engineer)
  • Other: Gordon Jeffrey (he is a member of the Rhinoceros Party), Terry Grimwood (he is an independent) and Chris MacGregor (he is an independent)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Patrick Weiler from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment takes place in this riding on September 7th at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event is all online and can be watched either on Zoom or on Facebook. For more information check out the event’s Eventbrite page.

 


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

  • Conservative: Garry Shearer (he is the executive director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce).
  • Green: Jeremy Smith (he works with waste recovery and helped bring oil container and antifreeze recycling to BC).
  • Liberal: Carla Qualtrough (she is a former Paralympic athlete and the current Liberal MP in this riding)
  • NDP: Monika Dean (she is a former environmental science student)
  • PPC: Paul Tarasenko (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Other: Hong Yan Pan (he is an independent candidate)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Carla Qualtrough from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

The following all-candidates debates took place in the lead-up to the election a couple of years ago. Similar events will happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

An all-candidates forum took place in this riding on October 9th, 2019, 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 also took place in this riding on October 10th, 2019, at the Kin Village Community Centre in Tsawwassen at 5430 10th Avenue.

 

Richmond Centre

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

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

  • Conservative: Alice Wong (the current MP for this riding, in 2011 she became the first ever Chinese-Canadian woman to serve in Cabinet)
  • Green: Laura Gillanders (she is a member of the environmental group Richmond FarmWatch)
  • Liberal: Wilson Miao (he is a realtor)
  • NDP: Sandra Nixon (she is the chair of the Richmond Board of Education)
  • PPC: James Hinton (he is a new candidate for the party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 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 are the other candidates and their respective parties running in the 2021 election. Click on their names for more information.

  • Conservative: Kenny K. W. Chiu (he is a software engineer, former Richmond school trustee and current MP for this riding)
  • Green: Francoise Raunet (she is a teacher and activist)
  • Liberal: Parm Bains (he is an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • NDP: Jack Trovato (he is a teacher and community worker)
  • PPC: Jennifer Singh (she is the former vice-president of a mining company)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Kenny Chiu from the Conservative Party.


 

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 are the 2021 candidates from the major political parties. Click their names for further details.

  • Conservative: Tamara N. Jansen (She is an owner of an agricultural business and the current MP for this riding)
  • Green: No candidate nominated as of September 14th
  • Liberal: John Aldag  (the incumbent federal representative, he has an MBA from Royal Roads University and 32-year career with Parks Canada)
  • NDP: Rajesh Jayaprakash (he is the founder of Cloverdale Robotics and a former candidate for the Mayor of Surrey)
  • PPC: Ian Kennedy (he is a customer service representative)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Tamara Jansen from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

On September 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm there is an all-candidates meeting at the Clova Theatre. This event is hosted by the Cloverdale BIA and Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. Candidates from both Cloverdale-Langley City and South Surrey-White Rock will attend.

The event is free although you must register in advance to save a seat. Click here for more information.

Fleetwood-Port Kells

This district is in northeast Surrey and includes Barnston Island.

Below are the major party candidates who are campaigning in the 2021 election. Click on their names for more information about each.

  • Conservative: Dave Hayer (he served as an MLA for Surrey-Tynehead from 2001 to 2013)
  • Green: Perry DeNure (he is a youth hockey coach and former SFU Hockey employee)
  • Liberal: Ken Hardie (the current federal MP for this riding)
  • NDP: Rajpreet Toor (they are a new candidate for the party)
  • PPC: Amrit Birring (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Other: Murali Krishnan (he is an independent candidate)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 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 are the main party candidates who are running for election. Click on their names to see each of their respective websites.

  • Conservative: Kerry-Lynne Findlay (a private-practice lawyer and current MP for this riding)
  • Green: No candidate nominated as of September 14th
  • Liberal: Gordie Hogg  (he served as the MP for this riding from 2017 to 2019)
  • NDP: June Liu (she is a new candidate for the party)
  • PPC: Gary Jensen (he is a new candidate for the party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Kerry-Lynne Findlay from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

There are a few events taking place in 2021. First, on September 8th, there is a Seniors’ Forum at 2:00 pm in Bakerview Park. This is a chance for older residents to meet the candidates in a safer, outdoor setting. Then, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on September 9th there is a virtual all-candidates meeting over Zoom.

Both of the above two events are hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. They are both free to attend although you must register in advance to attend the Zoom meeting.

Finally, on September 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm there is an all-candidates meeting at the Clova Theatre. This event is hosted by the Cloverdale BIA and Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce. Candidates from both South Surrey-White Rock and Cloverdale-Langley City will attend. Click here for more information.

 

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)
  • Green: Felix Kongyuy (he is the founder of the Baobab Inclusive Empowerment Society)
  • Liberal: Randeep Sarai (the current Liberal MP in this riding and former Chair of the Liberal Party Pacific Caucus)
  • NDP: Sonia Andhi (she is the founder of the local, non-profit Shakti Society)
  • PPC: Joe Kennedy (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Other: Ryan Abbott (a member of the Communist Party), Kevin Pielak (a member of the Christian Heritage Party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Randeep Sarai from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2021)

On September 2nd, a small gathering took place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at the Civic Hotel. However, only two of the candidates (incumbent Randeep Sarai and Felix Kongyuy) participated.

A second event takes place on September 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel. It’s entitled a “Surrey Business Dialogue” and the election candidates will be participating.

This meeting is hosted by both the Surrey Board of Trade and the South Asian Business Association. Click here for more information.

 

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 are the candidates who are running in this region in the 2021 election. Click on their names for more information.

  • Conservative: Syed Mohsin (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • Green: No candidate nominated as of September 14th
  • Liberal: Sukh Dhaliwal (the current federal MP in this riding and a professional engineer)
  • NDP: Avneet Johal (he is a new candidate for the party)
  • PPC: Pamela Singh (she is a former security analyst for BC Hydro)
  • Other: Parveer Hundal (they are an independent candidate)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Sukh Dhaliwal from the Liberal Party.


 

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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.

Below are the major party candidates in the 2021 election. Click on their names to visit each of their respective websites.

  • Conservative: Katerina Anastasiadis (she is the executive director of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce)
  • Green: No candidate announced as of September 14th
  • Liberal: Ron McKinnon (the current MP for this riding, he introduced a Private Members Bill on the opioid crisis that became law)
  • NDP: Laura Dupont (she is the president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association)
  • PPC: Kimberly Brundell (she is a single mom and member of the Central Community School PAC)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Ron McKinnon from the Liberal Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on October 7th, 2019, at the Douglas College campus in Lecture Theatre A1470 at 1250 Pinetree Way. A similar debate will likely take place in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

 

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 are the candidates running for the 2021 election. Click on their names for more information.

  • Conservative: Marc Dalton (a high school teacher who served in the Canadian Armed Forces and the current MP of this riding)
  • Green: No candidate nominated as of September 14th
  • Liberal: Ahmed Yousef (he is a City Councillor in Maple Ridge)
  • NDP: Phil Klapwyk (he is a representative for the IATSE Local 891 film industry union)
  • PPC: Juliuss Hoffman (he is a local farmer)
  • Other: Pete Buddle (he is a member of the Rhinoceros Party), Steven William Ranta (he is an independent)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Marc Dalton from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on October 1st, 2019, at Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre at 12150 224th Street. A similar event will likely happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

 

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.

Below are the major party candidates who are campaigning in 2021. Click on their names to go to each of their respective websites.

  • Conservative: Nelly Shin (a public high school Music and English teacher) 
  • Green: No candidate nominated as of September 14th
  • Liberal: Will Davis (he is a consultant and works with multiple school PACs)
  • NDP: Bonita M. Zarrillo (a City Councillor in Coquitlam for three terms)
  • PPC: Desta McPherson (she is a former independent candidate who recently joined the party)
  • Other: Roland Verrier (he is a member of the Marxist-Leninist Party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Nelly Shin from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates (2019)

An all-candidates debate with a focus on the environment took place in this riding on October 9th, 2019, at the Douglas College campus in Lecture Theatre A1470 at 1250 Pinetree Way. A similar event will likely happen in 2021, but with exact details to be confirmed.

 


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.

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Ed Fast from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates 

There is to be an all-candidates debate on September 15th at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. The venue is located at 32315 South Fraser Way and the debate will be from 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm. Click here for more information.

 

Chilliwack-Hope

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

Below are the major party candidates who were running in the 2021 election. Click on their names for more details about each.

  • Conservative: Mark Strahl (current MP in this riding and the former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
  • Green: Art Green (he is running in his third federal election)
  • Liberal: Kelly Velonis (she is the executive director for Chilliwack & District Seniors)
  • NDP: DJ Pohl (she is a legal assistant and climate change activist)
  • PPC: Rob Bogunovic (he is the former secretary and CFO of the local EDA)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 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.

  • Conservative: Tako van Popta (former worker for McQuarrie Hunter LLP and the current MP of this riding)
  • Green: Kaija Farstad (she is a teacher and a librarian)
  • Liberal: Kim Richter (she is a seven-term City Councillor in Langley and professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
  • NDP: Michael Chang (he is a consultant for local businesses)
  • PPC: Rayna Boychuk (she is a new candidate for the party)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 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 are the candidates and their respective parties. Click on their names for further details about each.

  • Conservative: Brad Vis (holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University and is the current MP in this riding)
  • Green: Nicole Bellay (she is a teacher and community advocate)
  • Liberal: Geet Grewal (she has a Master’s degree in Law from Queen Mary University)
  • NDP: Lynn Perrin (she is a director of the environmental activist group PIPE UP Network)
  • PPC: Tyler Niles (he is the owner of Niles Motor Repair)

 


The successfully elected candidate in 2019 was Brad Vis from the Conservative Party.


 

All-Candidates Debates 

There is to be an all-candidates debate on September 16th at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. The venue is located at 32315 South Fraser Way and the debate will be from 6:30 pm to 9:15 pm. Click here for more information.

 

Other Information

A 2019 version of this article was originally written by Elizabeth Kilborn with assistance from other contributors.

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