The Liberal minority government will need to delicately dial back some cherished progressive policy thrusts to help ease deepening regional pressures on Canada’s unity and prosperity if it hopes to remain in power and be re-elected.
Much is made of the lack of Liberal MPs west of Ontario. This is media shorthand, reflecting the usual southern Canadian snow blindness to developments in the high North. The Liberals have in fact two strong and experienced MPs in the North, one in the Yukon, Larry Bagnell, and one in the Northwest Territories, Michael McLeod.
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CHANDIGARTH, PUNJAB—As Canada’s regional bulls snort and paw the ground, Canada’s North is invisible and forgotten, and the West is mad as hell.
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.