At the risk of ruining my already blemished record, I really don’t think we are headed for an election this fall. There does not seem to be a critical mass of support, and it is highly unlikely that a party will be drawn into one against their will.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Sept. 15, 2020, arriving for last week's two-day cabinet retreat in Ottawa before Parliament resumes this week. The Liberals hold the most cards and I put them in the 'want-a-fall-election-but-don’t-want-to-be-seen-as-wanting-one,' writes Joe Jordan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—To paraphrase Tennyson, in the immediate aftermath of a minority government Throne Speech, an old political hack’s fancy heavily turns to thoughts of elections.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.