• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage


Byelection tests Trudeau, Libs

Four federal byelections on Monday will test just how much of a comeback the Liberals have staged under the leadership of Justin Trudeau.

While they're not necessarily harbingers of what's to come in next year's general election, the two Toronto ridings and two Alberta ridings up for grabs will send some important signals.

The Liberals' all-out effort to steal the downtown Toronto riding of Trinity-Spadina from the NDP will give some indication about who's got the edge in the battle for opposition supremacy.

The Conservative attempt to snatch Toronto's Scarborough-Agincourt from the Liberals may also provide evidence of whether the party's attacks on Trudeau and his support for marijuana legalization are effective.

And how the Liberals perform in Fort McMurray-Athabasca, Alberta's oil sands heartland, will signal whether there's signs of life for the Grits in what has been a political wasteland.

The Conservatives are expected to easily hold onto the other Alberta riding, Macleod.


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

More Canada News

Parliament Hill Webcam
Recent Trending
Member of the RTNDA