Still short nearly 100 candidates for the October 21st general election, the Liberal Party of Canada is downplaying its invocation of an ‘electoral urgency’ clause that allows them to circumvent traditional nomination processes.

“The provisions referenced in the Hill Times story are longstanding administrative provisions in the nomination rules that always come into effect at this stage of the run-up to a major campaign,” said Braeden Caley, senior communications director for the Liberals.