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Trudeau’s legislative record unlikely to motivate voters in the fall, with a few exceptions: pollsters

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Many achievements and blunders enshrined in legislation are ancient history in the minds of voters, who cast their ballots based on the next thing you can do for them, say politicos and pollsters.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals passed 86 government bills during his first term as prime minister, legalizing cannabis and assisted dying, imposing a carbon tax, changing rules for criminal sentencing and citizenship, and more. His Liberals are neck-and-neck with the federal Conservatives in some public opinion polls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Four years of lawmaking has left the Liberal government with a lengthy list of accomplishments and black marks, but only a few legal changes made or abandoned by the Trudeau government will likely play a significant role at the ballot box this October, say political observers. 

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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