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This list contains candidates who have been approved by their parties to run in the Oct. 21, 2019, federal election. The official list will not be available until the nomination deadline on Sept. 30. We'll add to this file as more candidates are named. See the Elections Canada website for more information or to look up your riding.

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Victoria

* ANIMAL PROTECTION PARTY OF CANADA — Jordan Reichert, animal advocate, activist, and vegan community organizer

* CONSERVATIVE — Richard Caron, a chef who has worked at several top restaurants in Victoria

* GREEN — Racelle Kooy, community engagement specialist and a member of Samahquam First Nation

* LIBERAL — Nikki Macdonald, served as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

* NDP — Laurel Collins, first-term Victoria city councillor

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Alyson Culbert

> More information on the Victoria riding and candidates can be found here

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Saanich-Gulf Islands

* CONSERVATIVE — David Busch, a Saanich Peninsula lawyer and former registered nurse

* GREEN — Elizabeth May, Green MP, Green Party leader, lawyer (incumbent)

* LIBERAL — Ryan Windsor, mayor of Central Saanich

* NDP — Sabina Singh, teacher, academic and artist

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Ron Broda, former police officer in Vancouver and Saanich

> More information on the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding and candidates can be found here

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Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke

* CONSERVATIVE — Randall Pewarchuk, a Metchosin dentist 

* GREEN — David Merner, a lawyer with the B.C. Ministry of Justice and former president of the B.C. arm of the Liberal Party of Canada. He ran for the Liberals in 2015

* LIBERAL — Jamie Hammond, former civil servant who served in the Canadian militarry

* NDP — Randall Garrison, NDP MP, critic for public safety and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual issues. He is a former criminologist and college instructor (incumbent)

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Jeremy Gustafson

> More information on the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding and candidates can be found here

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Cowichan-Malahat-Langford

* CONSERVATIVE — Alana Delong, former four-term Alberta MLA from Calgary

* GREEN — Lydia Hwitsum, served as elected Chief of Cowichan Tribes for eight years

* LIBERAL — Blair Herbert, farmer and businessperson

* NDP — Alistair MacGregor, was Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder's constituency assistant before being elected in 2015 (incumbent)

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Rhonda Chen

> More information on the Cowichan-Malahat-Langford riding and candidates can be found here

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Nanaimo-Ladysmith

* CONSERVATIVE — John Hirst, manager of the Sun Life Financial office in Nanaimo

* GREEN — Paul Manly, researcher, filmmaker and communications specialist (incumbent, elected in May 6, 2019, byelection)

* LIBERAL — Michelle Corfield, community volunteer, mother, and local business leader

* NDP — Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Jennifer Clarke

> More information on the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding can be found here

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Courtenay-Alberni

* CONSERVATIVE — Byron Horner, Parksville businessman whose grandfather Ralph Horner served in the Senate for more than 30 years

* GREEN — Sean Wood, businessman and volunteer firefighter

* LIBERAL — Jonah Gowans

* NDP — Gord Johns, executive director of the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, former member of Tofino City Council (incumbent)

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Troy Whitley

> More information on the Courtenay-Alberni riding and candidates can be found here

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North Island-Powell River

* CONSERVATIVE — Shelley Downey, a four-term Port McNeill councillor

* GREEN — Mark de Bruijn, school principal and high school science teacher

* LIBERAL — Peter Schwarzhoff, retired Environment Canada meteorologist and air quality researcher

* NDP — Rachel Blaney, executive director of the Immigrant Welcome Centre, executive director of the Multicultural and Immigrant Services Association of North Vancouver Island (incumbent)

* PEOPLE'S PARTY — Brian Rundle

> More information on the North Island-Powell River riding and candidates can be found here

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