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Itching to regain Mulcair’s ‘symbolic’ Montreal riding, Hill staffer is first in expected crowded Liberal nomination race

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Rachel Bendayan, most recently chief of staff to the small business and tourism minister, is trying to run for the Liberals a second time, after coming about 10 points behind then-NDP leader Tom Mulcair in 2015 in Outremont, Que.

Rachel Bendayan, pictured in 2015 as the Liberal Party candidate for Outremont with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, will again vie for nomination in the riding. Photograph courtesy of Rachel Bendayan
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A cabinet minister's chief of staff is throwing her name in the ring to again become the Liberal candidate to fight in what's expected to be a tight two-way race against the NDP in a byelection in Montreal to be called once former NDP leader Thomas Mulcair steps down as a Member of Parliament in June.  It's shaping up to be a “highly symbolic” contest as the Liberals fight to regain their historic stronghold in Outremont, Que., and the

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