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Liberals’ western focus about psychology as much as votes, analysts say

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale, left, and aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett, middle, travelled to Winnipeg to meet with community leaders as part of the Liberals’ western outreach strategy after the annual summer caucus meeting in Edmonton. Political analyst Scott Reid, right, thinks Justin Trudeau’s determination to increase seats in the West signals his confidence in the party’s local candidates.

The Liberals’ summer caucus meeting in Alberta, followed by a number of MPs spreading out across 45 western ridings over subsequent days, is as much a psychological tactic to unnerve the Conservatives in their heartland and rally the Liberal base as it is a vote-winning strategy, insiders said.

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Liberals’ western focus about psychology as much as votes, analysts say

The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright
Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale, left, and aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett, middle, travelled to Winnipeg to meet with community leaders as part of the Liberals’ western outreach strategy after the annual summer caucus meeting in Edmonton. Political analyst Scott Reid, right, thinks Justin Trudeau’s determination to increase seats in the West signals his confidence in the party’s local candidates.

The Liberals’ summer caucus meeting in Alberta, followed by a number of MPs spreading out across 45 western ridings over subsequent days, is as much a psychological tactic to unnerve the Conservatives in their heartland and rally the Liberal base as it is a vote-winning strategy, insiders said.

  

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