Conservatives need to align their policy with Andrew Scheer's brand, says pollster Nik Nanos.
Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer has been criticized in opinion columns recently for not defining himself well enough for voters. Conservative politicos in Ottawa say that is standard fare for new opposition leaders. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Conservative Party’s policy convention is still eight month away, but leader Andrew Scheer is under pressure to define himself and his revamped party for the Canadian public.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.