Whereas the 2015 election was largely framed as a 'referendum' on Stephen Harper, Matthew Dubé said this election lacked a 'strong narrative,' giving the Bloc an opening to position themselves as a 'stable choice.'
Outgoing NDP MP Matthew Dubé, who was defeated on Oct. 21, is pictured in a scrum in the West Block on Feb. 6, 2019. Mr. Dubé ays he has yet to decide whether to run again in the next election, but intends to remain involved with the party as it rebuilds in Quebec. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
When he noticed the Bloc Québécois surging in the polls, the NDP’s Matthew Dubé says he knew that he faced an “uphill battle” in holding onto his riding.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'