Convention designed to rev Grits up for 2019, election win or bust
By Sheila CoppsApr. 16, 2018
Reading post-convention tea leaves will be the job of bureaucrats, lobbyists, opposition parties and policy makers. The aftermath of the weekend will focus on which parts of the policy platform will make the election cut. A national pharmacare plan, supported by the caucus, and the Ontario and British Columbia wings of the party, will likely lead the pack.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with outgoing Liberal Party president Anna Gainey, left, and president of the Young Liberals Mira Ahmad, right, at the party's Winnipeg convention in May 2016. Photograph courtesy of PMO's Adam Scotti
OTTAWA—Thousands of Liberals from across the country will descend on Halifax this weekend to plan their path to a potential electoral victory.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas