Liberal infighting could cost them a byelection win

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa April 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:04 PM ET

OTTAWA — Liberal infighting could cost the Grits a byelection victory in Toronto's Trinity-Spadina riding even before the campaign begins, a party insider says.

"I think this whole fight is leaving a bad taste in more than a few Liberals' mouths, and they may be just inclined to vote Joe Cressy who is the nominated candidate for the New Democrat party," said Lisa Kirbie, senior vice-president of Daisy Consulting Group who has held senior positions with Liberal politicians in the past.

The Liberals are caught in a bitter battle over who will carry the party's banner whenever a byelection is called in Trinity-Spadina — the riding Olivia Chow vacated last month when she resigned as a New Democrat MP to run for mayor of Toronto.


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