High profile, popularity in Wilson-Raybould and Philpott’s favour, but system is ‘unfairly stacked’ against Independents, says MP Bill Casey
By Aidan ChamandyMay. 29, 2019
If successfully elected, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott have an opportunity to effect change, say observers, but must clear financial, infrastructure hurdles.
Former Liberals cabinet ministers Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould, pictured in Ottawa in April, announced on May 27 they will run as Independents in the 2019 federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Former Liberal cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are hoping to beat the odds as Independent candidates in the coming election, and observers say they have a few things working in their favour.
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Canada has been without an ambassador in China for five months, during a time when relations with China have deteriorated. Now there’s reports Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye is set to depart for a new post.