Trudeau must be clear with voters about peacekeeping rationale or risk losing support: observers
By Marco VigliottiAug. 17, 2016
The Liberals must 'articulate the contribution that Canada can make and how it can make things better,' says pollster Nanos.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan at the International Peace Support Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya on Aug. 12. His visit to the country is a part of a five-country African tour that his office terms a 'fact-finding trip to inform Canada’s re-engagement in peace support operations.' Photograph courtesy of the Canadian Forces Combat Camera
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to be “realistic” with Canadians if he hopes to sell the public on the merits of accepting a dangerous peacekeeping mission in Africa, says pollster Nik Nanos.
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