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When I say Liberal, you say…

By Shruti Shekar      
Canadians associate the Liberals with the phrase 'treat men and women equally,' the Tories with 'tough on crime,' and New Democrats with 'down to earth,' a new Abacus Data poll shows. Pictured are Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, left, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, right. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Andrew Meade
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The Tories are “tough on crime,” Liberals “treat men and women equally,” and New Democrats are “down to earth.” These are just some of the views that Canadians have of the three political parties, according to a nationwide survey from Abacus Data. The survey “offered people a series of 20 forced choices, from an exhaustive list of possible variables, but enough to observe some powerful differences.” Based on the results, 73 per cent of Canadians associated "old fashioned"

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