It’s hard to know if Andrew Scheer is using personal demonization and misinformation because he sees it as vital to his populist-oriented appeal or if he’s just reading the script he’s been handed.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured in the National Press Theatre in June. Presumably hoping to amp up animosity towards Trudeau, Scheer has personalized his campaign rhetoric to the point where you would think the Liberals are the 'Justin Trudeau' party, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—It’s obvious to everyone how populism south of the border, in the United Kingdom, and much of western Europe has thrived in the post-truth era.
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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.