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Parties ramping up candidate nominations across Canada as election threat looms

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Quebec is expected to once again be a key electoral battleground, spurred on by the Bloc Québécois’ resurgence in 2019, with multiple candidates already nominated in three target ridings.

The parties of, from left, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Party Leader Erin O'Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have already gotten candidate nominations underway in anticipation of a snap election. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Speculation of a spring election is running rife, and federal parties are ramping up candidate nominations across the country, with at least 170 candidates nominated so far between the five major parties. 

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