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Business tops experience among 2019 candidates, one-third have run for office before

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Here’s an analysis of the near-record 1,700-plus candidates running for the six major parties this election.

More than 1,700 candidates are running for the six major parties this election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, People's Party of Canada Maxime Bernier, and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Whether debating at town halls, canvassing, or presenting their cases online, it’s a near record year for candidates, with 2,146 running, including 1,741 candidates offering for the six major parties and pitching themselves to Canadians in this election.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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