(Elections Canada photo)

(Elections Canada photo)

Polls now open 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, as Canada’s 2019 general election gets underway.

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.

Polls are open in British Columbia from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time.

The main Castlegar voting station is at the Castlegar Community Complex. But check your voter registration card or elections.ca to determine your polling place.

To find out your local poll location, visit the Elections Canada website and type in your street address.

Who is running in South Okanagan-West Kootenay?

• Sean Taylor – People’s Party of Canada

• Tara Howse – Green Party of Canada

• Richard Cannings (incumbent) – New Democratic Party

• Helena Konanz – Conservative Party of Canada

• Connie Denesiuk – Liberal Party of Canada

For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.

Check out our website and facebook page for full coverage of the results once polls close.

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