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Journalists vying for seat in Commons shows politics changing: Spector

‘It’s so counter-intuitive to everything we’ve been experiencing in Canadian politics,’ says Norman Spector.

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Star candidates: Journalists Chrystia Freeland, Linda McQuaig and Jennifer Hollett are fighting to be the Liberal Party and NDP’s respective candidates in an upcoming byelection in Toronto Centre, Ont. Green Party deputy leader Georges Laraque, a former NHL hockey player, is also a candidate in an upcoming Bourassa, Que., byelection.

There are a number of star candidates vying for party nominations to contest byelections in three federal ridings, but the number of journalists battling for Toronto Centre shows how politics is changing, says Norman Spector.

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Journalists vying for seat in Commons shows politics changing: Spector

‘It’s so counter-intuitive to everything we’ve been experiencing in Canadian politics,’ says Norman Spector.

Photographs courtesy of candidates
Star candidates: Journalists Chrystia Freeland, Linda McQuaig and Jennifer Hollett are fighting to be the Liberal Party and NDP’s respective candidates in an upcoming byelection in Toronto Centre, Ont. Green Party deputy leader Georges Laraque, a former NHL hockey player, is also a candidate in an upcoming Bourassa, Que., byelection.

There are a number of star candidates vying for party nominations to contest byelections in three federal ridings, but the number of journalists battling for Toronto Centre shows how politics is changing, says Norman Spector.

  

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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