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Fewer Canadians identifying as conservative, while Liberals re-emerging, says pollster Turcotte

Pollster and Carleton University Professor Andre Turcotte says conservatives can’t just dismiss the results of this year’s survey of political attitudes in Canada as circumstantial or the result of a Trudeau effect.

Pollster André Turcotte, left, pictured with Mitch Wexler at a previous Manning Centre Networking Conference in Ottawa. The Hill Times file photograph

A rough year for the Conservative Party was reflected in pollster Andre Turcotte’s fifth annual barometer of Canadian political attitudes, which found the lowest number of people identifying as conservative since he’s done the survey and that fewer people see the Conservative Party as best able to handle a range of issues, including the economy.

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Fewer Canadians identifying as conservative, while Liberals re-emerging, says pollster Turcotte

Pollster and Carleton University Professor Andre Turcotte says conservatives can’t just dismiss the results of this year’s survey of political attitudes in Canada as circumstantial or the result of a Trudeau effect.

Pollster André Turcotte, left, pictured with Mitch Wexler at a previous Manning Centre Networking Conference in Ottawa. The Hill Times file photograph

A rough year for the Conservative Party was reflected in pollster Andre Turcotte’s fifth annual barometer of Canadian political attitudes, which found the lowest number of people identifying as conservative since he’s done the survey and that fewer people see the Conservative Party as best able to handle a range of issues, including the economy.

  

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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