The Conservative Party of Canada has announced their candidates for upcoming by-elections, in what will be an important test of how strong the top parties are halfway through Trudeau’s term.
In a press release, the party announced the following candidates:
- Battlefords-Lloydminster – Rosemarie Falk
- South Surrey-White Rock – former Minister of National Revenue, Kerry-Lynne Findlay
- Scarborough-Agincourt – Dasong Zou
- Bonavista-Burin-Trinity – Mike Windsor
“I am proud to have these candidates on our team, and I know they are going to work hard in these by-elections to deliver our positive Conservative vision for this country,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. “More and more people are realizing that the Liberal policies are hurting the very people they claim they want to help. Meanwhile, Canadians are tired of seeing one set of rules for Liberals and their well-connected friends, and another for everyone else.”
“Incredibly, for the first time in our entire Canadian history, both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister are under investigation for breaking federal law,” added Scheer. “Voters in these ridings have a unique opportunity to send a clear message and ensure this government is kept honest by electing Conservative MPs that will hold the Liberals to account.”
The by-elections will be a big test of all the parties, as the Conservatives will be striving to show that they can erode Trudeau’s support, the Liberals will be attempting to consolidate their 2015 support, and the NDP under new leader Jagmeet Singh will be attempting to maintain their relevance in the face of stubbornly low support.