The Liberal Party is fighting for its political life, the Conservatives appear to be riding the crest of a 'Blue Wave,' the Green Party is on the rise, and the NDP is still basically irrelevant.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured recently in Ottawa. Almost immediately after losing a recent byelection to the Greens, Mr. Singh called for nothing less than putting an end to the entire Canadian fossil-fuel industry, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—If nothing else, the SNC-Lavalin scandal has dramatically altered Canada’s political landscape.
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'I think the issue with racialized people not returning to work is more about whether or not they’re going to be hired,' says Arjumand Siddiqi, who holds the Canada Research chair in population health equity.
'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.