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House sitting last opportunity for Trudeau Liberals to highlight achievements, control the agenda and the message, says a leading pollster

By Abbas Rana      

Some Liberal MPs say the caucus mood is a 'B-' but Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux says his caucus colleagues are excited about this session and are working hard to win another majority government in October.

Liberal MPs pictured in this file photo at a national caucus meeting on the Hill. The next 13 weeks in Ottawa will be important for the Liberals to communicat their message about their policy accomplishments and their policy goals. 'It’s their last chance to really control the message and to show Canadians how they made that improvement,' said Darrell Bricker CEO of Ipsos. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the Liberals and Conservatives running neck and neck in public opinion polls, the 13-week sitting of the House is the last opportunity for the governing Grits to highlight their achievements and to control the agenda before the campaign gets into high gear in the summer, says a leading pollster.

Abbas Rana

Abbas 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.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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