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Two federal by-elections in Toronto will measure relative strength of NDP, Liberals

There’s a new Toronto test in the offing that will give us a pretty good measure of whether Justin Trudeau has beaten back the Orange Wave.

Now that Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis has resigned his Scarborough-Agincourt seat to run for Toronto’s city council, there will be two Toronto by-elections that will test the strength and momentum of the NDP and the Liberals. The NDP’s Olivia Chow has already stepped down in Trinity-Spadina to campaign for Toronto’s mayoralty.