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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.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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