Byelection results offer glimpse into October storylines, but no clear crystal-ball gaze
By Tim PowersFeb. 27, 2019
Will Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party play spoiler for the Tories? Will the SNC-Lavalin story help or hinder the Liberals in Quebec? Time will tell.
All three major party leaders—Conservative Andrew Scheer, left, Liberal Justin Trudeau, middle, and New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, right—have reasons to celebrate after the Feb. 25 byelections. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Canada has three new Members of Parliament. What lessons can we learn from the federal byelections that ushered them into power in Burnaby South, B.C., York–Simcoe, Ont., and Outremont, Que.?
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