This election surfaced tensions that come from economic angst, racism aimed at immigrants and refugees, and a rise in populism.
Climate protesters, pictured on Sept. 27, 2019, on the Hill. Minority government can be viewed as challenging, but here’s the advantage: it necessitates compromise in order to make government work. Canadians really want government to work—not just for ourselves, for all of us. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
What can we conclude from a federal election that resulted in a minority government reflecting stark regional and, in some cases, urban/rural divides?
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Conservative MPs and strategists agree that appointing former Harper cabinet minister John Baird to lead the election post-mortem is the right call. 'He does not hold any punches,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.