Trudeau campaigning for Surrey, B.C., Liberal candidate ahead of byelection

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SURREY, B.C. – The Prime Minister will be in British Columbia today to campaign for a Liberal candidate ahead of byelection in Greater Vancouver.

Justin Trudeau will be at a campaign event in Surrey supporting Gordon Hogg, a former member of the B.C. legislative assembly and White Rock mayor.

The New Democrat candidate will be Jonathan Silveira, a real estate agent and founder of Surrey Kids Matter, who ran unsuccessfully for the BC NDP in the May provincial election.

Former National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay is running for the Conservatives.

The vacancy was created when the former Conservative MP Dianne Watts stepped down to run for the leadership of the BC Liberals.

The byelection will be held on Dec. 11.