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The reports, in Chinese media, have rocked Athabasca's share price over the past week, and come as China continues with a widespread crackdown on senior officials facing allegations of corruption.
Hopes weren't high to start with for large turnout at the polls at the June 30 federal byelection, however, the result was even lower than anticipated, with less than 20 per cent of voters casting a ballot in the Macleod riding.
Partisan Liberals in Alberta have been trying hard -- trying very hard -- to spin the results of the June 30 byelections as evidence of a Liberal surge in the province.
The surge of Liberal Party support in four federal byelections on Monday includes signs of a dramatic recovery from an unprecedented 2011 plunge in Alberta that - combined with the two byelection sweeps in Toronto - should make Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau "pleased as punch," leading Conservative pundit Tim Powers says.
Local issues and local candidates can dominate, timing can drain much of their importance, their detachment from a general election can make the results an anomaly.
A narrow Conservative victory in the Fort McMurray-Athabasca byelection on Monday could suggest the Liberal party's messaging has been effective in the northern riding.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 03:48 am
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