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July 30, 2014
Jody Wilson-Raybould expected to be acclaimed as candidate in Vancouver Granville
OTTAWA — When Jody Wilson-Raybould was growing up in Comox she watched proudly in class as her father urged prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, during a nationally televised conference, to include an aboriginal rights section in the 1982 Constitution Act.
On Thursday, Wilson-Raybould, the B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations and daughter of aboriginal leader Bill Wilson, is expected to be acclaimed as one of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s so-called “star” candidates in the new riding of Vancouver Granville.
The riding, created in the recent seat redistribution that gave B.C. six new federal seats, is considered one of a small handful of urban B.C. ridings the Liberals have a chance of taking in the 2015 election.
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