What last week’s Conservative byelection win in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord could mean for Grits, Tories, and NDP
By Sheila CoppsJun. 25, 2018
The Quebec byelection in a bellwether riding that has voted for every party in the 93 years since it was created, should ring alarm bells for the federal Liberals.
Newly-elected Conservative MP Richard Martel, pictured last week on the Hill. Chicoutimi-Le Fjord has mimicked the national wave, electing a representative from every single political party in a single decade. The significance of its return to the Tory fold should not be underestimated. Nor should it be overblown. Photograph courtesy of Andrew Scheer's Twitter
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