An Angus Reid poll, released March 28, suggested he now may be as many as 10 percentage points behind Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives nationally. And, as my smart NDP pal Karl Bélanger reminded me, Trudeau’s personal approval numbers now lag behind another politician: Donald Trump.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured March 27, 2019, at a Laurier Club Liberal fundraiser event in Toronto, and an Indigenous woman who was thrown out of the event after she stood up in the front of the prime minister holding up a banner drawing and shouted about mercury contamination in the First Nation communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong. Screen capture courtesy Global News/Twitter Free Grassy
TORONTO—There was a moment, during Justin Trudeau’s March 7 SNC-Lavalin scandal press conference, where the prime minister waxed poetic.
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