Saturday, April 6, 2019

Preamble to the Federal Fall Election (Archive of party notes)

Canadians will be heading to the voting booth this Fall as the mandate for the Liberal Government of Justin Trudeau comes to an end.  As we get closer to the Fall vote, Canada's federal political parties are putting in place their battle plan to capture the vote and as they move forward with them we will track events of the campaign trail below.

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding is currently represented by NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who announced his retirement in March.

New Democratic Party  Archive of Notes

Conservative Archive of Notes

Liberal Archive of Notes

Green Party Archive of Notes

Christian Heritage Party Archive of Notes

People's Party of Canada

Independent Candidate Danny Nunes

Independent Candidate Merv Ritchie

As the election process moves forward you can also access important information from the Elections Canada website.

General Notes on the 2019 election

October 25 -- Conservative voter panel on Wexit, electoral reform and how the party should win the next election (audio)
October 24 -- Mayor Brain passes on his congratulations to newly elected MP Taylor Bachrach  NCR
October 24 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidate Danny Nunes candidacy not funny
October 23 -- Conservative MP Todd Doherty says Canada is stronger together in response to Wexit movement (audio)
October 22 -- After Bachrach's' win, what's next for town of Smithers?
October 22 -- Bachrach captures 40% of votes throughout Skeena-Bulkley Valley
October 22 -- Federal election recap (video)
October 22 -- Skeena-BulkleyValley Stays Orange, as Taylor Bachrach's vote mirrors much of his six week lead  NCR
October 22 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley once again goes NDP
October 22 -- Taylor Bachrach elected next Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP
October 22 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley's winning candidate announced
October 22 -- Bob Zimmer believes Andrew Scheer should stay on as leader of the Conservatives (audio)
October 22 -- Big gains for Conservatives in Prince George ridings, voter turnout falls slightly (audio)
October 22 -- Taylor Bachrach will step down as mayor of Smithers following federal election victory (audio)
October 21 -- Counting the Votes 2019 NCR
October 21 -- NDP Taylor Bachrach declared the winner of the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding
October 21 -- Bachrach holds Skeena-Bulkley Valley for the NDP
October 21 -- Voting polls are officially open in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley
October 21 -- The Federal Campaign is Over - voting day has arrived
October 21 -- Election voting runs smoothly at Jim Ciccone Civic Centre  NCR
October 20 -- Final 338Canada polling keeps NDP in the top spot for projected votes as election day dawns tomorrow NCR
October 18 -- Advanced Poll numbers for Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding are in
October 18 -- Terrace All Candidates Forum (video)
October 18 -- Climate, reconciliation and industry top all candidates agenda in Terrace
October 18 -- Environment, Economy and Northern Gateway among topics at All-Candidates Forum in Terrace
October 18 -- Terrace hosts final all candidates forum
October 17 -- What the election could mean for local roads and bridges (audio)
October 17 -- Climate change, economy and reconciliation take centre stage at October 15 All-Candidates Forum
October 17 -- All Candidates Forum in Terrace as Federal Election Looms
October 16 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates discuss missing and murdered Indigenous women at All Candidates Debate in Smithers
October 16 -- In their own words: what will you do at the federal level to improve pharmacare, health care and/or health services in Prince Rupert?
October 16 -- Federal All Candidates meeting well attended in Houston
October 16 -- The Path to Ottawa passes through Terrace tonight, as it leads to a ballot box on Monday  NCR
October 15 -- With latest release from 338Canada, Taylor Bachrach opens up lead in Skeena-Bulkley Valley  NCR
October 14 -- Voting at advance polls up by 25% in the first two days
October 11 -- Voter turnout in elections rising, data shows
October 11 -- What you need to know to vote in Canada's federal election (Terrace/Kitimat)
October 11 -- Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins
October 11 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates to face off in Terrace debate October 17
October 11 -- Advance polls for Federal election open today, continue through Thanksgiving weekend  NCR
October 11 -- Election Panel: how parties are treating northern BC's economy  (video)
October 10 -- Prince Rupert All Candidates Forum (video)
October 10 -- In their own words: What economic initiatives are you going to push for Prince Rupert at the federal level, to help stimulate our local economy and create job growth?
October 10 -- Candidates hold to talking points for most part in Prince Rupert election forum NCR
October 10 -- Food Security, LNG and reproductive rights up for debate at trio of Northern BC election forums  (audio)
October 10 -- In an age of social media, why do politicians still use campaign signs? (audio)
October 10 -- Some indigenous people see voting as a colonial act, activist explains  (audio)
October 9 -- Smithers Public Library hosts "Candidating" event next week
October 9 -- All signs point to the Lester Centre for tonight's Prince Rupert Election Forum  NCR
October 8 -- Taylor Bachrach holds 6% popular vote lead as debate weeks get underway in Skeena-Bulkley Valley  NCR
October 7 -- Federal Election Campaign Focus turns to debate week, both locally and on the national stage  NCR
October 7 -- Political message making on George Hills Way  NCR
October 4 -- Indigenous voter panel on reconciliation and the federal election (audio)
October 3 -- Three Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates sign salmon pledge
October 3 -- Bachrach one of eight endorsed by non-profit advocacy group LeadNow
October 3 -- Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer
October 3 -- In their own words: What issues would you address in Prince Rupert specifically to tackle climate change
October 3 -- Election candidates urged to support ending open-net fish farms
October 3 -- Forestry, pipelines top the agenda at Burns Lake forum
October 3 -- NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach calls on opponents to sign petition against open-net fish farming
October 2 -- Independent Merv Ritchie wants to give Skeena-Bulkley Valley residents their voice back
October 2 -- CityWest to Broadcast/Stream three Northwest candidates forums  NCR
October 2 -- All candidates forum in Burns Lake

September 30 -- Eight candidates confirmed in Skeena-Bulkley Valley
September 30 -- Liberals/Greens benefit from front runner stalls and slippage across Skeena-Bulkley Valley  NCR
September 26 -- First debate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates revolves around their climate policy
September 25 -- Bachrach visits Burns Lake
September 24 -- First Avenue West location is Prince Rupert's Election HQ  NCR
September 23 -- With one month until the election, Conservatives show gains on NDP lead in Skeena-Bulkley Valley  NCR
September 23 -- Two new candidates step into Skeena-Bulkley Valley election campaign NCR
September 20 -- Two Independent candidates confirmed in Skeena-Bulkley Valley
September 19 -- 'Bear with me': Kitimat comedian dressed in bear costume running as Independent for Skeena-Bulkley Valley  
September 19 -- Federal Election Indigenous Issues Twitter tracker
September 19 -- Birdi reacts to Trudeau blackface photos and video
September 19 -- 'It affects everybody': Trudeau's brownface photos worry Wet'suwet'en chief
September 18 -- CHP candidate kicks off campaign with BBQ
September 18 -- List of all Candidates forums in Skeena-Bulkley Valley Grows
September 18 -- October 9th date set for Skeena-Bulkley Valley All Candidates Forum in Prince Rupert  NCR
September 16 -- NDP, Conservatives remain ahead of the pack in Skeena Bulkley Valley  NCR
September 12 -- First to the Post! Election season means the launch of Prince Rupert's election sign parade  NCR
September 11 -- Federal Election Campaign begins
September 11 -- Federal Election to be called today
September 11 -- 40 day federal election campaign underway
September 9 -- Few changes in the numbers for Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidates after first week of September campaigning  NCR
September 6 -- Smithers District Chamber of Commerce to host all-candidates forum October 15
September 6 -- Conservative party Claire Rattée visits Burns Lake
September 5 -- Taylor Bachrach speaks to supporters at the opening of his Smithers campaign office
September 5 -- Greens release 2019 platform
September 4 -- Bachrach, Sawyer react to former NDP candidates make move to Green Party in New Brunswick
September 4 -- PPC candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley has car stolen, crashed into house
September 3 -- Bachrach, Sawyer react after 14 New Brunswick NDP candidates jump ship to Greens
September 2 -- September sees NDP retain lead in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, with slight uptick in voter intentions for Conservatives as August ended  NCR

August 29 -- Conservative candidate Claire Rattée Rupert bound for some door knocking  NCR
August 28 -- Bachrach leave (video)
August 28 -- Bachrach taking leave of absence as Smithers Mayor
August 28 -- Mayor Bachrach announces leave of absence to focus on federal election
August 28 -- Taylor Bachrach to take leave of absence from Smithers Mayoralty to focus on federal election campaign  NCR
August 28 -- Left/Right narrative taking hold in Skeena-Bulkley Valley campaign  NCR
August 27 -- Bachrach takes leave of absence as mayor to focus on campaign trail
August 26 -- Smithers the cross roads for campaigners this past weekend  NCR
August 26 -- NDP build on their lead in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, as Conservatives slip by 2%  NCR
August 19 -- Early polling data still give NDP the nod for holding Skeena-Bulkley Valley; but Conservatives are making some inroads  NCR
August 15 -- Trudeau's troubles become Skeena-Bulkley Valley theme  NCR
August 14 -- Skeena-Bukley candidates react to finding Trudeau broke ethics law 
August 14 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP pulls no punches following Trudeau ruling from Ethics Commissioner  NCR
August 9 -- Elections Canada reminds Canadians to make sure they have registered fro the Fall Federal Vote  NCR
August 8 -- 'What does it matter if the NDP always win the riding? Here's why it matters

Further information on federal politics can be found as part of our House of Commons Archive page.

While a wider overview of the Federal scene can be explored from our political blog D'Arcy McGee.

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