With the PM showing the substance-averse reflex of a guy who wants to campaign on a shoe shine and a smile, Canadians might be about to see the second peek-a-boo election featuring a Trudeau. Lots of photo ops, few interviews or debates. It worked like a charm back in 1980 for his father. This time around, I wouldn’t bet the farm.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Patriot Act hosted by comedian Hasan Minaj on Netflix aired on Sept. 2. As Mr. Minhaj put it during this hilarious interview with the PM, buying a pipeline to save the planet was like using red wine to whiten your teeth. Screen shot of Patriot Act
HALIFAX—I don’t know if Justin Trudeau is going to win this October’s election or not, but his imitation of Baghdad Bob to begin the campaign is a bad omen.
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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.