David Peterson tried to 'realign' his government with the electorate and tripped over his dropped writ, lost his own seat, and resigned. The Trudeau government does not need realignment at the ballot box. It needs to take its 2015 promises and start delivering results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should heed the lesson that David Peterson learned: calling unnecessary early elections can have disastrous results, writes Hill Times publisher Jim Creskey.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s the right time to call an early election, despite the fact that the government is barely three years into its mandate, said the pundits and some, though not all, Liberal insiders.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
Guide to Using Social and Digital Tools in Election Campaigns: Digital and Social Tools that Politicos are Using to get Elected, Raise Funds, and Recruit Volunteers Guide to Using Social and Digital Tools in Election Campaigns
A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.