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Some politicos not ruling out an election before March, others predict a spring election

By Abbas Rana      

It's in the best interest of the Bloc and NDP not to defeat the Liberals, as it's a minority government and both parties can score some wins for their respective party bases by working with the governing party, says Innovative Research pollster Greg Lyle.

The opposition parties have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Justin Trudeau government's fall economic statement, but it's unclear if they will vote together to defeat the government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With the country deep in the throes of the second wave of COVID-19 and the opposition parties sabre-rattling over the government’s fall economic statement, some political players are not ruling out the possibility of a winter election, but others say the rhetoric from across the aisle is aimed to extract concessions from the government in exchange for their vote in the House, not to cause an election.

Abbas Rana

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


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