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.
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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.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.