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Good Thursday morning, It's crunch time for Jagmeet Singh. The NDP leader officially just has a little over a month left before he faces his biggest test. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday set the date for three byelections for Burnaby South, B.C., York-Simcoe, Ont., and Outremont, Que., the riding formerly held by ex-NDP leader Tom Mulcair. Voters hit the polls Feb. 25. Mr. Trudeau held off on calling the byelection for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, B.C. The riding lost its representative last month when

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Politics This Morning: Bains to announce support for steel sector

By Beatrice Paez       

Plus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes his town-hall talk to Regina. His message is expected to focus on job creation and the party's agenda for strengthening the middle class.

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is scheduled to announce more support for the steel industry as Ottawa and Washington continue to negotiate a solution to lifting the tariffs. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
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