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Federal Liberal Party leadership candidates Justin Trudeau, left, and Joyce Murray take part in the final leadership debate in Montreal on March 23, 2013. Both leadership candidates butted heads over the question of co-operating with other parties in strategic voting.
Federal Liberal Party leadership candidates Justin Trudeau, left, and Joyce Murray take part in the final leadership debate in Montreal on March 23, 2013. Both leadership candidates butted heads over the question of co-operating with other parties in strategic voting.
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Question of party co-operation reveals divisions of the left

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The Greens will not run a candidate in the Labrador by-election, whenever it is called, because Leader Elizabeth May wants the Liberals to take the riding from the Conservatives. Suddenly, the issue of progressive party co-operation has become the talk of the Liberal leadership race.