Conservatives and Liberals in a statistical tie, but Trudeau still preferred prime minister, poll suggests
By Beatrice Paez Dec. 18, 2018
Voters might have given the Liberals a pass on one issue, but its woes and missteps have been piling up, said Eli Yufest, CEO of Campaign Research.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured speaking to reporters on the Hill, has seen his popularity among voters decline, but 32 per cent of survey respondents would still prefer him as prime minister over Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
Enthusiasm for the Trudeau Liberals seems to be waning, to the benefit of the federal Conservatives, though many still see Prime Minster Justin Trudeau as best positioned for the top job, a recent poll suggests.
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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.