The Vaughan referendum

by Aaron Wherry

Three by-elections are now reportedly expected to see votes next month, perhaps most notably the riding of Vaughan—a Liberal seat to be sought by a “star” Conservative candidate in a hotly contested area of southern Ontario. An impartial Conservative sets up the contest as follows.

“We are obviously very excited about our candidate there, Julian Fantino, and it says a lot about our party that we are able to attract such a strong candidate,” a Conservative spokesperson said, speaking on background. “But at the end of the day, given that the Official Opposition should win by-elections and that this is a traditional safe Liberal seat, this is Ignatieff’s to lose.”




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