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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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.