OTTAWA - PrimeMinister Stephen Harper has announced that four byelections will be held onNov. 25.
Two of them — in Toronto Centre and Montreal's Bourassa riding — are shaping upas an epic battle for opposition supremacy between the Liberals and the NDP.
Both are longstanding Liberal strongholds, left vacant after the resignationsof former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae and veteran MP Denis Coderre.
The other two byelections are in the Manitoba ridings of Brandon-Souris andProvencher.
The Conservatives are widely expected to hold those ridings, left vacant afterthe retirement of Tory backbencher Merv Tweed and former Harper cabinetminister Vic Toews.
However, controversy over alleged party interference in the choice of acandidate for Brandon-Souris has angered local Conservatives and givenopposition parties some hope for an upset.
Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale has announced he will be suing Mayor Rob Ford for libel after the allegations he made earlier this week, and then repeating them …