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Tips for election candidates in Canada

By Alex Marland      

With the next federal election campaign fast approaching, Alex Marland offers some tips for anyone thinking of running for office, gleaned from Noah Richler’s bestselling book, The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

Noah Richler, former NDP candidate and author of The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail. Remember that roughly 90 per cent of the votes in your riding will be influenced by things beyond your control. The leader’s performance in the final weeks of the campaign is especially crucial, writes Alex Marland. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

ST. JOHN’S, NFLD.—With the next campaign fast approaching, here are some tips for anyone thinking of running for office, gleaned from Noah Richler’s The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail. Richler was the 2015 NDP candidate in Toronto-St. Paul’s, Ont. His book is a cathartic reflection on the emotional journey of being a rookie candidate in a Canadian federal election.

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