Voters are clearly in a volatile what-about-me frame of mind, driven by a desire for change and impatience with the usual patterns and personalities in elected office. So will Trudeau be kept on as PM?
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to supporters at a rally in Ottawa on Oct. 21, a year out from the next federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—With a year to go before the next federal election, all the customary calculations indicate the Liberals appear in fairly good shape to repeat their 2015 election 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
Whereas last year’s budget was largely pitched at women, this year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s final budget is focused on skills training to help older workers and youth adapt to a rapidly changing workforce.