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Generational changes in the Sikh Canadian vote could spell trouble for Liberals

By Aidan Chamandy      

The days when most Canadian Sikhs could be counted on to vote Liberal could be over, experts say.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Historically, most Canadian Sikhs have voted Liberal. In the 2019 election, each of the parties will be battling for their votes. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Sikhs have long been called “power brokers” in Canadian politics for the ability of Sikh political activists to deliver delegates in nomination and party leader races on the local, provincial, and federal level, and for the past 30 years they’ve mostly backed the federal Liberals, but that could change in the next federal election, say experts.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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