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No-shows from Conservative candidate could hurt party’s chances in tight Kanata-Carleton race, say politicos

By Palak Mangat      

The Conservative's candidate, Justin McCaffrey, has skipped two events, including a debate on the environment, intended to feature all candidates. Conservative strategist Tim Powers, who is also vice-chairman of Summa Strategies, says avoiding debates is 'kind of standard Conservative strategy.'

Karen McCrimmon, the incumbent Liberal candidate, is shown at far right at her campaign office with a member of her team, as the Kanata-Carleton candidate prepares to canvass an apartment building in her Ottawa riding on Oct. 9, 2019. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the showdown in Kanata-Carleton, Ont., pitting a Liberal incumbent MP against a controversial Conservative candidate, some politicos say the contender could be hurting chances at recapturing the riding for her party by skipping key campaign events in a historically blue riding.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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