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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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.