For the Liberals, triggering their own defeat by putting a 'poison pill' in the upcoming budget, isn’t a surefire strategy for recouping their majority, as it could mean 'killing your chances with some NDP voters,' says Elliot Hughes.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says 'what today’s shuffle does mean is we need the best possible team serving Canadians throughout this crisis.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s his “preference” not to hold an election in the middle of the country’s biggest inoculation campaign yet, but he “can’t control what other parties do.”
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With Garneau's appointment as foreign affairs minister, the 'big message' to Biden in Washington is 'we have somebody here who can work with you' and who 'understands you,' says Carleton professor Fen Olser Hampson.
'Knowing that you won't get too many seats in the West, [Prime Minister Justin Trudeau] can turn around and say, ‘Well, I did everything I could to get the project going forward,' ' says a former diplomat.
Most of the job losses would be concentrated in 18 communities in Western Canada, according to the report, with Wood Buffalo, Alta., where Fort McMurray is located, and Estevan, Sask., expected to be hit hardest.