Now that the hullabaloo surrounding the rise of Justin Trudeau is behind them, the Liberal Party of Canada can turn their attention toward the byelection in Labrador, which could be the first win for the newly-focused party.
Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones is currently polling ahead of former Tory MP Peter Penashue, who resigned last month after admitting his campaign accepted illegal donations during their 2011 federal election campaign.
His resignation prompted a by-election on May 2 which, it turns out, will be the first contest involving the Trudeau-led Liberals. CBC News reports that a VOCM-Abacus Data Labrador poll found that 63 per cent of respondents were set to support the Liberal candidate.
Penashue held only 20 per cent of the support, while the NDP candidate held 17 per cent.
The results of the byelection may say more about a Conservative candidate embroiled in a spending scandal than it does about a Liberal rebirth under Trudeau. Still, the party seems prepared to throw itsRead More »from Beating Peter Penashue in Labrador byelection would be first win for Trudeau’s Liberals