Conservatives overtake Liberals’ lead, poll shows, while SNC-Lavalin affair unfolds
By Beatrice Paez Feb. 15, 2019
Campaign Research's poll was conducted while the fallout from The Globe and Mail's report on SNC-Lavalin and the Prime Minister's Office was unfolding. CEO Eli Yufest says it was a 'pure coincidence.'
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, centre left, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. In Campaign Research's latest survey, the Conservatives appear to have overtaken the Liberals' lead in the polls. The Hill Times file photographs by Andrew Meade
After several months of running neck and neck in the polls, the federal Conservatives appear to have a five-point lead on the Liberals, according to a recent poll.
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Liberal MPs from rural swing ridings have expressed concern in the past that their government's gun control agenda could cost them their seat. The chair of the Liberal rural caucus, Francis Drouin, said a handgun ban wou
Meanwhile, the House Affairs Committee is looking into the fate of the Hill's 100-year-old elm tree, and recently heard from deputy speaker Bruce Stanton as part of its study into creating a parallel debating chamber.
There's been a lot of political rhetoric, but not a lot of policy analysis on the agreement, said Ms. Curran. Canada signed the UN Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration in December, a move opposed by Conservat
'When you have this shaking at the top, it slows things down,' says UBC prof Paul Evans, pointing to the resignation of top PMO aide Gerald Butts and PCO clerk Michael Wernick due to the SNC-Lavalin story.