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These are the Vancouver ridings to watch in the 2019 federal election – Vancouver Courier

Jody Wilson-Raybould’s run as independent will test popularity with voters

October 9, 2019

If there is one story Vancouverites follow election night, it will be the same one many Canadians have been captivated by for the better part of a year: the saga of Jody Wilson-Raybould and what comes next in her political life.

The nation will get an answer Oct. 21.

Not in recent history in Vancouver has there been a more dramatic showdown to emerge in a federal election, particularly with such a riveting back story.

Wilson-Raybould’s unforeseen shift from Liberal cabinet minister to independent candidate has been well publicized since she resigned from cabinet in February over the SNC-Lavalin affair, and was subsequently removed from the Liberal caucus.

The media storm that raged for several months subsided as summer approached, only to rise again in mid-August with the release of a report from federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion.

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