Black on Nanaimo byelection

School of Communication and Culture Assoc. Prof. David Black was interviewed by the Times Colonist regarding the upcoming federal byelection in the riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith. Seven candidates are vying to represent the riding in the House of Commons.

Here is an excerpt:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Green Leader Elizabeth May, [New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet] Singh and [People’s Part of Canada leader Maxime] Bernier have all visited Nanaimo in the last month to campaign with their candidates, which one political watcher says points to the importance of this byelection.

‘The five national leaders have been road-testing their political messages for the fall [federal] election,’ said David Black, associate professor at Royal Roads University’s School of Communication and Culture. ‘This is a laboratory for national campaign messages.’

This story first appeared in the Times Colonist.