Can Jagmeet Singh clinch Monday’s byelection in Burnaby South?

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On Monday, February 25 voters in Burnaby South go to the polls for the Burnaby-South federal by-election.

All eyes will naturally be on NDP leader Jagmeet Singh whose fate as leader will be decided depending if he wins or loses.

Although he insists his intention is to lead the New Democrats into this year’s federal election regardless of how he performs in this vote, there is a very good chance he will be ousted by his detractors in the party who are underwhelmed by his leadership.

Meanwhile it doesn’t appear that voters are particularly concerned about how important this election is to Mr. Singh. Figures from Elections Canada put advance voting over the weekend on track with other byelections held over the last few years, that is byelections that didn’t feature a national leader on the ballot.

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Three byelections are taking place Monday in the ridings of Burnaby South in B.C., Outremont in Quebec and York–Simcoe in Ontario. Voters in the three ridings had the chance to cast their ballots early over four days between February 15 and 18. -CINEWS

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