Political parties busy laying groundwork this summer for 2019 election, Conservatives already ahead
By Laura RyckewaertJul. 2, 2018
The Conservatives are well into nominations, with 94 candidates in incumbent ridings so far. The Liberals nominated their first candidate last week, while the NDP will start near the end of summer.
Time to hit the barbecue circuit: Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Conservatives are already ahead in recruiting candidates for the 2019 federal election and all the political parties are using these critical summer months to start laying the groundwork for the next national campaign, say political strategists.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.