Liberals accused of playing favourites
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.