Federal Election

Jenny Kwan and Mable Elmore are identified with two big ethnic communities.
Liberals and New Democrats are deceiving themselves, says Green Leader Elizabeth May.
SFU professor Lynne Quarmby describes her entry into politics as a candidate for the Green Party of Canada as “a sacrifice”.
Although Canada’s Conservative party generally brings to mind policies and positions that are unfriendly to animals, there is some good to be found in the election outcome.
Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies told the Straight he is looking forward to providing “tenacious, principled, and constructive opposition in Parliament”.
The head of Fair Vote Canada says Prime Minister Stephen Harper has won a “phony majority”.
May unseated Conservative incumbent and cabinet minister Gary Lunn in the Vancouver Island riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands.
He said he is leaving politics, and will talk to party leaders about the timing of his departure.
Both parties turned former Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff into a human punching bag, ending his political career.