From top left: Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Jagmeet Singh (NDP), Erin O'Toole (Conservative). 
From bottom left: Yves-Francois Blanchet (Bloc Quebecois), Maxime Bernier (PPC), Annamie Paul (Green). (Canadian Press photos)

CANADA VOTES: Polls now closed in country’s 2021 federal snap 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 2021 snap election gets underway.

The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, Annamie Paul’s Greens., Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Quebecois and Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada.

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

Where you can vote Cowichan-Malahat-Langford:

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 191 Hall

9775 Chemainus Road

Chemainus

Crofton Community Centre

8104 Musgrave Street

Crofton

Halalt Band gym

7973 Chemainus Road

Chemainus

Thetis Island Forbes Hall

292 North Cove Road

Thetis Island

Penelakut Island Band Office

1130 Clam Bay Road North

Penelakut Island

To find out your local poll location, visit the Elections Canada website and type in your street address. Alternatively, Canadians can look at your voter registration card. Voters can only visit their specified polling location.

Elections Canada has warned that due to staffing shortages from the pandemic, some voters may experience a wait to cast their ballot.

Masks are mandatory in polling locations, but proof of vaccine is not required.

Who is running in Cowichan-Malahat

  • Alistair MacGregor, New Democratic Party
  • Alana DeLong, Conservative Party of Canada

  • Blair Herbert, Liberal Party of Canada

  • Lia Versaevel, Green Party of Canada

  • Mark Hecht, People’s Party of Canada

Where you can vote Nanaimo-Ladysmith:

Saltair Community Centre

3850 South Oyster School Road

Saltair

Who is running in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

  • Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada

  • Tamara Kronis, Conservative Party of Canada
  • Michelle Corfield, Liberal Party of Canada
  • Lisa Marie Barron, New Democratic Party of Canada
  • Stephen Welton, People’s 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.

Canada Election 2021