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Polls now closed in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Which party will be chosen to form the next government?

A new federal government is expected to be named Monday night, and now we wait and watch for results, as polls closed at 7 p.m. in B.C.

The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, and Elizabeth May’s Greens. The People’s Party of Canada, under former high-profile Tory Maxime Bernier, is running for the first time.

Who is running in Cariboo-Prince George?

Tracy Calogheros — Liberal Party of Canada

Tracy Calogheros has spent the last 25 years working for and is currently the CEO of The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in her chosen hometown of Prince George, where she has raised her three children. She enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and paddleboarding in her region.

Read her final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

Todd Doherty — Conservative Party of Canada

Todd Doherty was elected Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George in October 2015 and is seeking re-election. He is an aviation business development professional, and he and his wife, Kelly, have been successful small business owners for over 20 years. They have four children: Joshua, Kaitlyn, Kassi and Jordan.

Read his final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

Mackenzie Kerr — Green Party of Canada

Mackenzie Kerr is a a 22-year-old student at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). She founded the Young Greens club at UNBC and has been a provincial and national ambassador for 4-H. She has worked the last three summers in the stores department at Canfor’s Northwood pulp mill.

Read her final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

Michael Orr — Independent

When asked in a Black Press Media Q&A why he is running, Michael Orr responded: “1. I believe. 2. Voter wish list. Canada cannot go on without these changes or things will stay the same. Bloated budget, in excess of the tax base, is why we are buried in debt. …”

Read his final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

Heather Sapergia — New Democratic Party

Heather is a former medical laboratory technologist, instructor and labour activist, who fought hard as Regional Director of the BC Health Sciences Association to prevent accidents and reduce violence in the workplace. She raised two daughters in Prince George with her spouse, Taylor

Read her final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

Jing Lan Yang — People’s Party of Canada

Jing Lan Yang describes herself as “a Canadian who believes in freedom, responsibility, respect, fairness and justice for all. She is a mother who has worked as a teacher, CSR, business executive and editor.

Read her final Q&A with Black Press Media here.

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