Lib­er­als ac­cused of play­ing favourites

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A would-be Lib­eral MP who’s vying for the chance to take over John McCal­lum’s House of Com­mons seat is ac­cus­ing the party of play­ing favourites. Juanita Nathan has put her name for­ward to be the Lib­eral can­di­date in Markham-Thorn­hill, a Toronto-area rid­ing that was va­cated when McCal­lum stepped down to be­come Canada’s new am­bas­sador to China. One of her com­peti­tors is Mary Ng, a se­nior staffer to Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau, and Nathan says it looks like the con­test is be­ing run in her favour. Nathan says more than 2,000 peo­ple she has reg­is­tered as Lib­er­als will be barred from vot­ing Satur­day be­cause the party retroac­tively set the reg­is­tra­tion cut-off date for Feb. 14 — the day be­fore she started en­ter­ing names into the sys­tem.

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