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Candidate nominations for 2019 to ramp up this fall, Conservatives have big head start

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The Conservative Party has 128 official candidates for the 2019 election so far, while the Liberals have 21, and the Green Party has one. The NDP does not yet have any official candidates.

Clockwise: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was officially nominated on Aug. 19; Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has been officially nominated; a number of former CPC MPs are running in 2019, including Lois Brown; NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, while not yet the official candidate, will seek a seat in Burnaby-South, B.C.; Quebec Conservative MP Gérard Deltell has been nominated for his party; and Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains was the first 2019 Liberal candidate nominated on June 27. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photos, and courtesy of Facebook
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After a summer of door-knocking and laying groundwork for the next federal election, the Conservative Party now has 128 official candidates for the 2019 election, while the Liberals have 21 and the NDP none. While there’s still a little over a year until the 2019 vote, strategists say the more work done now, the better. “That’s a big move to be ahead in that way, and shows that [the Conservative Party is] organized and focused on the nuts

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