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Black on Monday’s Nanaimo byelection
School of Communication and Culture Assoc. Prof. David Black was interviewed by the Canadian Press about Monday’s federal byelection in the riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Voters are at the polls for the third time in eight months in Nanaimo, this time to replace former NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson.
Here is an excerpt:
Despite the string of elections in the area, voters don’t appear to be suffering from election fatigue, says David Black.
‘There’s something going on in Nanaimo that’s kind of wonderful,’ Mr. Black said. ‘Turnout in 2015 was 75 per cent. That typically means the higher the turnout, the less predictable the race, because you have a lot of voters who are not partisan and who may be persuadable.’
This story was first reported by the Canadian Press and appeared in the Globe and Mail and 171 other publications.