This is another important riding for the Green Party on Vancouver Island. 新民主党议员兰德尔·加里森, his party’s defence and LGBTQ2+ critic, will look to retain his seat in the face of Green momentum. David Merner, the Green candidate, ran as a Liberal against Mr. Garrison in the 2015 election, losing 35% to 27.4%. In 2015, the Greens garnered 20% of the vote, enough for third place, and spent nearly $120,000. 338Canada.com currently 表演 Mr. Merner with a slim lead over Liberal candidate Jamie Hammond. Mr. Hammond is a veteran of the Armed Forces, having served in Bosnia and Afghanistan. The riding is home to the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, 加拿大’位于太平洋海岸的海军基地，是CFB Esquilmalt工作的4000多名军事人员和2762名平民的住所。
High-profile NDP MP Niki Ashton has represented the riding since 2008, but the 2015 election saw her edge out Liberal candidate Rebecca Chartrand, 45% to 42%, her smallest margin of victory. It is a very large northern riding that runs to the border of Nunavut. Ms. Ashton ran unsuccessfully for NDP leadership in 2012 and 2017, placing seventh and third, respectively. Her father, Steve Ashton, was a 曼尼托巴省 NDP MLA and minister in two cabinets. She serves as the NDP critic for jobs, employment, precarious work, and workforce development, and deputy critic for reconciliation. She was also a proponent of the #HandsOfVenezuela movement. Liberal candidate Judy Klassen was the interim leader of the 曼尼托巴省 Liberal Party from Oct. 2016 to June 2017, the first female Indigenous leader of the provincial Liberals. 338 加拿大 lists the riding as a toss up.
同样的自由党和保守党候选人将再次为在众议院中席位而战。在2015年大选中，自由党玛丽安·蒙塞夫（Maryam Monsef）赢得了保守党迈克尔·斯金纳（Michael Skinner）的35％的43.8％的选票。两位候选人在比赛中花费了超过$ 150,000。历史上，骑术在自由派和保守派之间摇摆。斯金纳先生是一位企业家，在他的职业生涯中一直致力于绿色技术。蒙塞夫女士曾任民主机构部长。她因政府而受到批评’s handling of electoral reform, a key campaign promise that went unfulfilled, disappointing many supporters. She ran for mayor of Peterborough in 2014, coming in second with 36.5% of the vote to Darryl Bennett’s 41.4%. Ms. Monsef is the first Afghan-Canadian MP in 加拿大’的历史，也是第一个在内阁任职的穆斯林。
加拿大 is facing a 'once-in-a-century opportunity to finally complete nation-building in the country by putting our efforts for innovation and investment into the North,' according to Arctic expert Jessica Shadian.
加拿大's new veterans ombudsperson Nishika Jardine says she wants to look at gaps in service, progress for women and Indigenous veterans, and she 'wants to get the word out' about what the office actually does.