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Calgary elects first woman and woman of color, Jyoti Gondek, as its mayor

Calgary elects first woman and woman of color, Jyoti Gondek, as its mayor

Gondek was born in England to parents who immigrated from Punjab, India. She was in Manitoba for a good chunk of her life and then moved to Calgary 1997.

Calgary elects first woman and woman of color, Jyoti Gondek, as its mayor

Amarjeet Sohi elected Edmonton's first mayor of South Asian descent

Amarjeet Sohi elected Edmonton's first mayor of South Asian descent

Sohi served on council for 8 years after he was elected in 2007. Apart from serving municipallly, Sohi has also served federally. Sohi served as minister of Infrastructure and Communities from 2015 to 2018 and Minister of Natural Resources from 2018 to 2019.

Amarjeet Sohi elected Edmonton's first mayor of South Asian descent

Voter turnout about average despite pandemic

Voter turnout about average despite pandemic

Elections Canada says almost 17 million Canadians voted, out of 27.4 million eligible electors. That does not include voters who registered on election day so the final number could tick up a bit, the agency says.

Voter turnout about average despite pandemic

WATCH: UBC Professor of Political Science Richard Johnston provides insight into Federal Election 2021

WATCH: UBC Professor of Political Science Richard Johnston provides insight into Federal Election 2021

Richard Johnston a professor of political science at UBC shares his insights regarding the English language debate, leaders on the campaign trail, what the election polls are showing, and his prediction on what sort of a government we might see for our nation on Monday night.

WATCH: UBC Professor of Political Science Richard Johnston provides insight into Federal Election 2021

WATCH: MEET RANDEEP SARAI LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR SURREY CENTRE

WATCH: MEET RANDEEP SARAI LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR SURREY CENTRE

Election night is Monday, Sept 20th. Darpan caught up with Liberal party MP for Surrey Centre Randeep Sarai on why he should be re-elected.

 

 

WATCH: MEET RANDEEP SARAI LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR SURREY CENTRE

Andrew Wilkinson to no longer continue as leader of the BC's opposition party

Andrew Wilkinson to no longer continue as leader of the BC's opposition party

Wilkinson resigned as leader of the BC Liberals two days after the party's utterly disappointing performance in decades on election night but said he would step down once a replacement is found. It's not clear whether he is resigning right away. 

Andrew Wilkinson to no longer continue as leader of the BC's opposition party

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