#CBC: « Greens won’t run candidate in Burnaby South as ‘leader’s courtesy’ to Singh: May » #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada
Green Leader Elizabeth May says the choice is an extension of a « leader’s courtesy, » a long-standing Canadian parliamentary custom that facilitates a newly elected celebration chief’s entry to the House of Commons in an unopposed byelection.
CBC first reported that the Greens had determined to take this route final month however that Singh was unlikely to get the identical remedy from the opposite federal events.
She says in an announcement the Greens consider it’s proper to step apart to permit the chief of « an important part of the political spectrum » to serve in Parliament.
Singh introduced his candidacy for the federal driving after New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart indicated he was stepping apart to run for mayor of Vancouver.
The Liberal and Conservative events haven’t introduced candidates within the driving, however the Liberals have stated they may contest the byelection.
May acquired the chief’s courtesy in 2008 when then-Liberal chief Stephane Dion selected to not run a candidate in opposition to her in Central Nova. She prolonged the identical gesture to Dion.
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