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‘Canadians are placing all their hopes and fears in the hands of government’ and successful political leaders should be honest, unscripted, say pollsters

By Abbas Rana      

The evolution and the ultimate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually decide if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's and the premiers' rising approval ratings will last, say pollsters, who also say the most effective political leaders right now are the straight shooters who aren't using talking points.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Quebec Premier François Legault, British Columbia Premier John Horgan, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The provincial premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval ratings are currently rising over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but pollsters are saying it remains to be seen how long their popularity will last, as their numbers fluctuate depending on their performance during different phases of this unprecedented crisis.

Abbas Rana

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


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