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A quick recap of who's eyeing your 2021 federal election vote in Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam

Ron McKinnon is seeking a third term in Ottawa against three newcomers to the realm of federal politics.

We understand completely.

With all the news coverage of the 2021 federal election — in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, back to school and everything in between — it can be a challenge remembering who's aiming to represent you in Ottawa come Sept. 20.

It's now been nearly 10 days since Justin Trudeau asked that the government be dissolved to commence an election and it's set to be one of the shortest campaign periods in recent history.

With that in mind, here are the candidates for the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam riding (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Katerina Anastasiadis
    • Conservative
    • The former Tri-City resident is currently the executive director of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.
  • Kimberly Brundell
    • People's Party of Canada
    • This is the first election run for Brundell, who works in administration and sales for a company that manufacturers products for bathroom renovation.
  • Laura Dupont
    • NDP
    • She was first elected to Port Coquitlam city council in 2014 and this will be her first run for a member of parliament position.
  • Ron McKinnon (incumbent)
    • Liberal
    • The Port Coquitlam resident is seeking a third term in Ottawa after winning the 2015 and 2019 elections, serving as the chair of the Standing Committee on Health.


The first week saw major party leaders make a quick, early trip out to B.C. 

This included NDP leader Jagmeet Singh (Burnaby-South) make a stop in Coquitlam on Aug. 17, including at Novo Textiles Co. and Olivier's Bakery, in promising small businesses will contribute to the continued economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liberal leader Trudeau sent his former deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland to Port Moody on the same subject one day earlier (Aug. 16), promising the extension and additions of emergency support programs.

Trudeau himself visited Victoria and Metro Vancouver before heading back east. He's unclear if he'll make an appearance in the Tri-Cities before decision day.

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole was in New Westminster on Sunday (Aug. 22), unveiling the Tories' platform for the continuation of supervised consumption sites with a focus on recovery.

He also spoke in a one-on-one interview with the Tri-City News and hopes to win the millennial vote by promising a balanced budget in 10 years that can help young people thrive in sectors like housing and child care.

It's unclear if People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier will make a trip to the Tri-Cities with one candidate in each riding.

There are no Green Party of Canada candidates in the Tri-Cities as of this publication (Aug. 24); the deadline for candidates from any registered party to submit a nomination form is Aug. 30.