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Chicoutimi byelection a ‘referendum’ on Trudeau, could determine PM’s main opponent in Quebec in 2019 election: politicos

By Abbas Rana      

The Chicoutimi byelection will determine which party leader will be the principal opponent of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Quebec in the next election, says pollster Nik Nanos

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. Some political players are saying the byelection in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, Que., will be a 'referendum' on the prime minister and will determine who his principal political opponent will be in Quebec in 2019. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
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The yet-to-be-scheduled byelection in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord will test the theory that potential electoral gains in Quebec could offset Liberal losses in the rest of Canada in 2019, and some politicos say it will determine which federal political leader will be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s main opponent in the province in the next election. “It’s a referendum on Trudeau rather than anything about the opposition leaders or anything like that,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Global Public Affairs,

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