What to look for in today’s byelections

Today the NDP will learn if their federal leader will get a seat in the House of Commons after months of delay — while the other parties are looking for results that will be clues to potential successes in October’s general election.

Besides that critical race in B.C.’s Burnaby South for Jagmeet Singh, there are two other byelections being held in the Ontario riding of York-Simcoe and Outremont in Quebec.

Burnaby South is one place where all three major parties have been competitive in past elections. The NDP held onto the seat by a hair more than one per cent of the votes in 2015.

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