Social media platforms are making it much easier for protesters to express their nasty and sometimes hate-filled rage with today’s federal political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has faced recent death threats on Facebook. But a leading pollster is warning that Canadians should expect more such disruptions at the governing party’s rallies and says how they’re handled could decide the outcome of the next federal election.
Abbas RanaAbbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times. He reports on the Parliamentary caucuses, nomination contests, political leadership campaigns, Elections Act laws, and the Senate. Abbas loves to chat with sources on-the-record or on not-for- attribution basis especially when they have verifiable story tips that could be followed as news stories. Brown envelopes are also always a lot of interest to him. Born and raised in Pakistan, Abbas speaks Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi. When not chasing politicians down on the Hill, he likes to watch cricket and movies.