The contrasting child care plans promised by the Liberals and Conservatives could be the wedge issue that shapes the outcome of this election.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole revealed his party's election platform last week, including a plan to scrap the Liberal government's daycare funding agreements, and replace them with tax credits for Canadians families with children. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Many punches were thrown in the first week of the campaign. Few landed.
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If the Liberal leadership speculation does not stop, Liberals could end up in the same situation as Conservatives are now in, says Darrell Bricker. But Nik Nanos says Trudeau could theoretically win another government.
Alexa McDonough, who died on Jan. 15 at the age of 77, was the second woman to lead the federal NDP from 1995 through 2006; a time, her former colleagues recall, in which women in politics faced much sexism.