Tag: Seat

Liberals nominate well-known anti-pipeline activist Steven Guilbeault to take Montreal NDP seat

“There are Indigenous communities who want to see this move forward,” Trudeau replied. “Why are you de-legitimizing the Indigenous communities who support the energy industry?” The crowd roared in approval but Trudeau’s new recruit, well-known and respected environmental activist, Steven Guilbeault, did not clap. He stared into the audience with a stern look on his…

Ontario Liberal to resign Ottawa seat for academic posting later this year

TORONTO—A Liberal member of Ontario’s legislature says she will resign later this year. Nathalie Des Rosiers says she was appointed the next principal of Massey College in Toronto and will step down as the provincial representative for Ottawa-Vanier at a later date. Des Rosiers is a former dean of common law at the University of…

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wins his seat in Burnaby South byelection

BURNABY, B.C.—New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh has won a bitter byelection race in Burnaby South just months before a federal election. He will be the first person of colour to lead a federal party in the House of Commons. Singh earned 38.8 per cent of the vote from 189 of 196 polls reporting. He…