That includes Burnaby South, B.C, where NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is running.
After banding together with other opposition leaders to push the prime minister to hold a byelection in Burnaby South, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who’s running for his party in the riding, will get his wish in February, according to a government source. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to call three byelections—including a highly anticipated contest in Burnaby South, B.C.—in early January for the following month, The Hill Times has learned.
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Andrew Scheer ‘needs to demonstrate very quickly that he can garner the overwhelming backing of the party to move forward, or for the good of the party, he should step down,’ a Conservative MP told The Hill Times.
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The leaders of the Senate agreed to give the upstart Canadian Senators Group cash to operate in the coming months, but were divided over floating the Progressive Senate Group after it lost official status.