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Election 2019 campaign one of the most ‘uninspiring, disheartening, and dirtiest’ in 40 years, says Savoie

By Abbas Rana      

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says she has never seen an election where mudslinging overwhelmingly dominated the campaign, leaving little or no time for policy discussion.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Bloc Leader Yves-François Blanchet, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, and People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier. The 40-day long 2019 election campaign ended Oct. 20. Don Savoie, one of the country's leading experts on government and politics, says that all party leaders engaged more in mudslinging than in debates over policies that affect the lives of Canadians on a daily basis. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The 40-day contentious election campaign that ended on Oct. 20 was one of the most “uninspiring,” “disheartening,” and the “dirtiest” in four decades, as there was little or no discussion about some of the big issues facing Canadians and the focus instead was only on personalities, says an award-winning researcher and a well respected expert of Canadian politics.

Abbas Rana

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


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