Au revoir

Conservative backbencher Inky Mark will step aside next month. That puts two Manitoba ridings—Mark’s Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette and Winnipeg North, formerly of Judy Wasylycia-Leis—in line for fall by-elections.

Pundits Guide has a primer, including speculation that Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, despite its voting history, could be in play. Winnipeg North has gone decidedly to the NDP the last two times it was contested, but, as Alice Funke has noted, the Liberal candidate there is bullish.