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Expect ‘ugly’ and ‘intense’ election campaign in the fall, fuelled by anger, say Liberal and NDP MPs

By Abbas Rana      

Liberal and NDP MPs predict the next election campaign to be particularly nasty, but Conservative MP Peter Kent says every election campaign is nasty.

Liberal and NDP MPs are predicting that protesters, especially Yellow Vest protesters, pictured Feb. 19, 2019 on the Hill, will try to disrupt political rallies during the next election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the upcoming election campaign expected to officially start in about four months, Liberal and NDP MPs are warning that it will be ugly and disruptive and predict that racist elements or “political forces that operate and are fuelled by anger” will use disruptive tactics in the October election.

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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