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Some politicos question Grégoire Trudeau’s involvement in government activities, others say she deserves more credit for her work

By Emily Haws      

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has been given an honorary title by Parks Canada and appeared at a 2018 post-budget announcement with Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, among other activities.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, pictured on April 20 at the Liberal Party's Halifax convention, has been actively involved in the federal party. Her name is used for Liberal Party fundraising emails. Politicos are split on whether she has been overly involved in government activities, but generally agree she can do what she wants when it comes to the party. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau’s prominent role in public life has prompted some politicos to question whether she’s edging too close to the line of being overly involved in government activities, but two opposition party critics say she actually deserves more credit for her work. 

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Increasing tally of early voters adding new dimension to campaign calculus

Advance voting jumped as much as 19.5 per cent this election, and use of special ballots, the majority of which are filled out ahead of election day, increased by roughly 59.4 per cent.

Trudeau ‘dodged the bullet’ but will now run the country and party from a ‘weakened’ position, say politicos

News|By Abbas Rana
'They had that big stick in their hand, which was the election call. They cannot call an election for at least the next year, without the opposition doing egregious things,' says pollster Greg Lyle.

Conservative Party national councillor launches online petition to oust O’Toole

News|By Abbas Rana
For the first time in the party’s history, a Conservative member has initiated a petition to call a referendum on the party leader. But, the Conservative Party’s president has questioned the online petition’s validity.

Political leaders need to address violence, hate seen on campaign trail, say experts

News|By Neil Moss
Centre on Hate, Bias, and Extremism director Barbara Perry says there has been a 'perfect storm' that has led to the incidents of hate and violence that have been seen on the campaign trail.

Ex-Ontario House leader Naqvi will take procedural bonafides to the Commons

News|By Neil Moss
Along with his time as House leader, the Liberal MP-elect served under the Wynne government as Ontario’s attorney general, minister of community safety and correctional services, and as labour minister.

Minor House shakeup sees more than 40 new faces preparing to enter Parliament

News|By , Matt Horwood
With 34 ridings with no incumbent contesting the race and a total of 16 flipped seats, at least 44 new people are projected to join the House's class of 2021, including the first Filipina-Canadian to hold federal office.

Veteran provincial politician Yasir Naqvi’s win keeps Ottawa Centre under federal Liberal banner

News|By Neil Moss
'These are big shoes,' Yasir Naqvi said of previous MPs who represented Ottawa Centre, Ont.

Trudeau Liberals return to preside over minority Parliament after mid-pandemic election

As of press deadline on Sept. 21, the Liberals had won or were leading in 156 ridings, the Conservatives 121, the Bloc Québécois 32, the NDP 27, and the Green Party in two.

‘It looks like nobody wanted an election and no one got what they wanted’: what pollsters, politicos, and reporters had to say about Election 44

News|By Matt Horwood
Difficulties with voting captured the attention of Canadians on Twitter, as many complained of long lines, being turned away at polls and issues with Elections Canada's website.
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