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Rural ridings offer potential growth for Liberals in 2019 and PMO’s paying attention, says rookie rural Liberal MP Harvey

By Abbas Rana      

But the Atlantic provinces and rural ridings are on the target list for the Conservatives who will win back seats from the Liberals in 2019, says five-term Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski

Liberal MP T.J. Harvey, centre, pictured with Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, right, and Liberal MP Will Amos, left. Mr. Harvey, chair of the Liberal rural caucus, says that rural ridings are a potential growth area for his party in 2019. The Hill Times file photograph

Rural ridings will offer potential growth areas for the federal Liberals in 2019 and the PMO and cabinet are paying close attention, says Liberal MP T.J. Harvey, chair of the Liberal rural caucus, but the Conservatives say they're also targeting rural ridings and expect to win seats from the Grits in the next federal election. “The Prime Minister’s Office has been very diligent in working with rural caucus to ensure that they’re taking into consideration the thoughts and

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