Tobah: Emboldened People’s Party will stick around long after the pandemic has ended

I remember after the 2019 federal election celebrating the People’s Party of Canada’s poor performance and Maxime Bernier losing his seat. It felt like a fitting end for a party that had no business playing ball in the Canadian political spectrum. I hoped it signalled Canada’s rejection of Bernier’s foolish experiment. Those with more wisdom and […]

FEDERAL ELECTION: Riding-by-riding results across Southwestern Ontario

Millions of Canadians headed to the polls Monday for a mid-pandemic federal election, following a month-long campaign that ended with polls showing the ruling Liberals and the Conservatives neck-and-neck in nationwide support. A potentially pivotal campaign moment occurred here in London. The far-right People’s Party of Canada grew in support, perhaps nowhere more than Southwestern […]

SIMS: Bellwether riding London West a magnet for leaders in campaign’s final days

If you thought London West wasn’t going to be a dog fight in Monday’s election, look who dropped by to fire up the voters this week. Four national leaders were drawn to the federal riding like a magnet. With Liberal Kate Young retiring, the bellwether riding that has swung left and right in the political […]

Pearson: If we all don’t condemn violence, it will escalate

To be the subject of troubling national news stories in recent months hasn’t been a comfortable sensation. With the most recent instance of gravel-throwing at Justin Trudeau during his visit to London, that discomfort is becoming more acute. There is little need to revisit the unfortunate event on Sep. 6, but some lessons were learned, […]