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Mistake-free leaders’ debates would be a win for Trudeau, says pollster Lyle

By Abbas Rana      

Opposition leaders are likely to go after Justin Trudeau for his past use of blackface in the leaders' debates to come, which 'could get interesting,' says Greg Lyle, depending on how the Liberal leader reacts.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier. All federal party leaders will be taking time off from their busy campaign schedule to prepare for the upcoming leaders' debates, which, in any election, have the potential to offer up make or break moments. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Münster

With the Liberals and the Conservatives still running neck and neck nationally at the midway mark of the 2019 election campaign, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to ensure he doesn’t make any mistakes in the three leaders’ debates to come, and if the Liberal leader is successful in doing that, it will be a success for his party, says pollster Greg Lyle.

Abbas Rana

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


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