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Former Liberal candidate accuses Trudeau and Liberal Party of rigging nomination contest in Milton, Ont.

By Abbas Rana      

Businessman Azim Rizvee says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party preferred to have Olympic champion Adam van Koeverden as their candidate, and "forced" him to withdraw from the nomination contest.

Businessman Azim Rizvee has accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of forcing him to withdraw from the nomination contest to make way for star candidate Adam van Koeverden. Photograph courtesy of Twitter

A former Liberal candidate who came within a five percentage point-margin of unseating Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt in the 2015 election is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of manipulating a nomination contest to make way for their preferred candidate, Olympic gold medalist Adam van Koeverden, for the 2019 election.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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