Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was picked most often as the debate winner in poll of Canadians, but Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet's second-place ranking could be more meaningful.
More than four in 10 of those surveyed by Innovative Research across Canada said they had heard about TVA's French language leaders debate, and more of them said that Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exceeded expectations than said they did not. Screencapture of TVA Oct. 2, 2019 federal leaders debate
VANCOUVER—Despite the dramatic events of this campaign, there has been relatively little movement in the key battlegrounds.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.