But don’t expect Pierre Poilievre to be dumped any time soon. The Prime Minister, and his whole Conservative entourage, are repeating their mantra, ‘secret votes not secret voters.’
Who would have thought when Quebec Premier Pauline Marois launched her campaign strategy two weeks ago that she could be facing a monumental loss?
Last week’s about-face by Justice Minister Peter MacKay made one thing very clear. The previous stance on this issue was costing votes.
On the international scene, Canada’s reputation as a significant middle power continues to erode.
Pierre Poilievre’s portfolio should be renamed, the ministry for stifling democratic reform.
The Senate albatross, which has derailed the Prime Minister’s agenda, can no longer do the same for the Liberals.
But the story of an out-of-control mayor on drugs is definitely in the public interest.
When the Office of the Prime Minister decided to take Neil Young on, it actually succeeded in giving him the platform he was looking for.
With no Parliament in session, attention is focused on the little issues that can turn into big problems.
But these days, separatists are grasping at all straws in their quest to leave Canada.
If the events of the past week are any indication, tandem scandals are going to titillate well through the holiday season.
If the byelections were a dress rehearsal for the upcoming election, the Orange are about to be crushed.
If Nigel Wright is charged as a result of the police allegations then his potential day in court will likely coincide with the next federal election.
When public attention is diverted from real issues like transportation gridlock, and smart growth, everybody in the country loses.