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Some Liberals concerned party hasn’t yet named top campaign officers, compromising election readiness

By Abbas Rana      

But Liberal Party spokesman Braeden Caley denies election readiness is being affected because the national campaign committee has not been appointed yet. He said the party has already nominated candidates in more than 160 held ridings, and five in unheld ridings.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not yet appointed the Liberal Party's national campaign committee to oversee the October federal election, and some Liberal insiders are getting nervous that it's negatively affecting the election readiness of the party. The Hill TImes photograph by Andrew Meade

With the 2019 election campaign already unofficially underway, some federal Liberals are concerned that the party has not yet appointed a national campaign director, or campaign co-chairs at the national or provincial levels, saying it is negatively affecting the election readiness of the Liberal Party.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times. He reports on the Parliamentary caucuses, nomination contests, political leadership campaigns, Elections Act laws, and the Senate. Abbas loves to chat with sources on-the-record or on not-for- attribution basis especially when they have verifiable story tips that could be followed as news stories. Brown envelopes are also always a lot of interest to him. Born and raised in Pakistan, Abbas speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. When not chasing politicians down on the Hill, he likes to watch cricket and movies.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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