As events south of the border have shown, the downside of negative partisanship is the short trip voters often take from the frying pan into the fire.
According to some of the polling, federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer may be the next prime minister of Canada after this October’s election and that's not good for the country's future challenges, argues Michael Harris. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
HALIFAX—According to some of the polling, Andrew Scheer may be the next prime minister of Canada after this October’s election.
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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.