Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to call three byelections—including a highly anticipated contest in Burnaby South, B.C.—in early January for the following month, The Hill Times has learned.
“We will be calling all three byelections, all three remaining ones, in January—early, early new year—for them to all take place in February,” said a senior government source today who asked not to be named because the announcement hasn’t been made officially.
This annoucement comes of the heels of a new poll taken by Mainstreet
35.9% of decided and leaning voters in Burnaby South said that they would vote Liberal in the upcoming by-election, while 29.3% said that they would vote Conservative. 27.2% said that they would vote NDP.
In ridings were parties have not nominated candidates for the next election, respondents were asked about the candidates that were fielded in the previous election. In the case of Burnaby South, no question about local candidates was asked as Singh is so far the only nominated candidate in the upcoming by-election.