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It’s like ‘Michael Ignatieff all over again’: Liberals say reported talks on Trudeau succession plan ‘ridiculous,’ and must be stopped

By Abbas Rana      

The prime minister appears to be too focused on plans to get re-elected when all the government's energies should be focused on providing good governance and communicating its achievements to Canadians. Liberals say there's also still a disconnect between the PMO and caucus.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on May 30, 2019, with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on the Hill. Liberal MPs told The Hill Times last week that they have full confidence in Mr. Trudeau's leadership, despite The Toronto Star's sensational column last week suggesting Liberal insiders are reportedly talking about replacing Mr. Trudeau if he loses the fall election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals may be trailing the Conservatives in opinion polls four months ahead of an election, but talk of a replacing Mr. Trudeau should the Grits lose in the fall is politically “unhelpful,” “ridiculous,” and “self-serving” on the part of the people engaged in the backroom strategizing, say Liberals.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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