The Prime Minister's Office has announced byelections in Bourassa (Quebec), Provencher (Manitoba), Brandon-Souris (Manitoba) and Toronto Centre (Ontario) for Nov. 25.
"With Conservative-appointed Senators [Mike] Duffy, [Pamela] Wallin and [Patrick] Brazeau now on suspension from the Senate, a Canada-Europe trade agreement (CETA) initialed, and all four government party candidates in place, the Prime Minister may not have a better time to pull the plug than now," Alice Funke — who provides excellent analysis on all things election related — wrote on her Pundits' Guide website.
Here's a breakdown of each of the ridings:
1. Bourassa (Quebec):
- Incumbent: Denis Coderre (LPC)
- Results from last election: LPC: 40.9 per cent; NDP: 32.3 per cent; BQ: 16.1 per cent; CPC: 8.8 per cent
The two front runners in the battle for Bourassa are former Liberal MNA Emmanuel Dubourg and the NDP Stéphane Moraille.
TheRead More »from Stephen Harper calls four byelections for November