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Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, right, speaks to supporters with the party’s by-election candidate in Trinity-Spadina, Adam Vaughan, during a campaign stop in Toronto on May 22, 2014.
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, right, speaks to supporters with the party’s by-election candidate in Trinity-Spadina, Adam Vaughan, during a campaign stop in Toronto on May 22, 2014.
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BY-ELECTIONS TODAY

From Alberta to Toronto, oil is Liberals’ litmus test in by-elections

Justin Trudeau has had to dance around the issue of oil pipelines in Ontario and Alberta, stepping between those who love them and those who hate them. Now we’ll see if this is really the wedge issue his opponents can use to trip him up.

In two of the four ridings where by-elections will be held Monday, pipelines are an important issue – and those two constituencies, in left-leaning downtown Toronto and the oil-sands hub in Alberta, couldn’t be further apart.