The riding is seen as a safe Conservative seat, and the nomination winner a likely future MP.
Ontario Liberal MP Bob Nault was officially nominated as his party's candidate last week, while rookie Liberal MP Eva Nassif chose not to run in October.
Liberal MP Eva Nassif was confident, until recently, that she would be officially nominated as the party's candidate. On Thursday night, she announced she wouldn't be seeking a second term.
Some Liberal MPs say they are considering not using Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name or image in their election campaign material.
At least seven candidates are seeking the Liberal nomination in the safe Liberal riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard, Que. and have signed up more than 6,000 riding association members.
‘If you complain about something, especially on this topic, I think you’ll be shunned. A lot of people won’t say anything because it’s Gerry, and their job is on the line,’ says a former senior ministerial staffer.
By invoking an 'electoral urgency' clause, the Liberal Party gave its national campaign leadership ‘unfettered’ authority to bypass rules and processes involved in the nomination of candidates.
If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.