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A familiar Ottawa face is running as the NDP candidate in an upcoming byelection in the Montreal-area riding of Outremont, where one pollster said "the Liberals have all the winning conditions and the NDP have all the losing conditions." But Julia Sanchez, who was president and CEO of the Ottawa-based Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) from 2011 to 2018 and is a political newcomer, said she hopes she can channel the progressive momentum in local Montreal politics

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Ottawa advocate carrying NDP banner in ‘crucial’ Outremont byelection, hopes to wield local progressive winds to pull off upset

By Jolson Lim      

The former president and CEO of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation is running on the NDP ticket in Outremont, seen as a symbolic battleground for both the NDP and Liberals.

NDP Outremont candidate Julia Sanchez, centre right, was accompanied by NDP MPs Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet, left, Alexandre Boulerice, centre left, and Hélène Laverdière, right, at her campaign launch in Montreal on Aug. 5. Photograph courtesy of Julia Sanchez
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