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Yellow Vest, other protesters could be wild card in next federal election, says Nanos

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Pollster Nik Nanos says he expects protesters will try to disrupt Liberal campaign events during this year’s election campaign and will try to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau off his game.
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The Liberals could lose between ‘six to 11 seats’ of the 32 in the four Atlantic provinces: Prof. Donald Savoie.
In an election-style speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau steered clear of comments anticipating a nasty electoral showdown, saying he would 'offer that hopeful vision of Canada' in the face of political turmoil around the world over economic anxieties.
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Businessman Azim Rizvee says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party preferred to have Olympic champion Adam van Koeverden as their candidate, and forced him to withdraw from the nomination contest.
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But Liberal Party spokesman Braeden Caley denies election readiness is being affected because the national campaign committee has not been appointed yet.
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About 700 staffers, including PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts and chief of staff Katie Telford, attended the sexual harassment training sessions on the Hill last week.
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Women’s rights advocate Julie Lalonde is conducting a mandatory training session on sexual harassment Wednesday on the Hill.
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Conservative MP David Tilson denies that his party is playing politics by opposing the Trudeau Liberal government's decision on the UN Global Compact on Migration.
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Conservative and Liberal staffers say they're overworked, underpaid, and some constituency office staffers say they don't feel their work is valued or adequately appreciated by MPs
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'Jokes in bad taste, comments about a colleague’s physical appearance, sustained looks, etc. can constitute harassment,’ reads the memo sent out Liberal MPs and staffers.
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The federal government needs to put in place a plan to help out Albertans in the fossil fuel industry to retrain themselves to find jobs in the green energy sector, says NDP MP Linda Duncan.
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According to Ind. MP Raj Grewal’s Facebook posts, the cost to attend the April 6 fundraiser was $500 per person, and 1,200 people attended the event
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Opposition MPs are not convinced that the Prime Minister's Office only learned about Liberal MP Raj Grewal's gambling addiction, and $1-million debt, only two weeks ago.
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Pollster Nik Nanos describes Conservatives second guessing Andrew Scheer's performance 10 months before an election as ‘nervous Nellies.'
The PMO is mum over the reason for the release of multiple statements explaining the resignation of Raj Grewal.
Pollster Nik Nanos says Ontario Premier Doug Ford's support is 'very important' to Andrew Scheer's Conservatives, but also says Mr. Scheer has to ensure his personal brand is not 'subsumed by Doug Ford.'
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A war cabinet should be representative of Parliament, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who plans to discuss her idea with the All-Party Environment Caucus on Dec. 4 on the Hill.
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Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette says meth addicts have showed up at his constituency office several times in the recent past, cornered his staff behind their desks, yelled and screamed at them.
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Hassan Guillet says he does not currently live in the riding, but has 11 close family members who live in Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel, Que.
Female MPs of all parties say that MPs should call out anyone who engages in inappropriate behaviour on the Hill.
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Marijuana legalization could be the deciding factor in major urban centre ridings with high concentration of Chinese-Canadians in 2019.
Conservative MPs sat they're ‘surprised’ and ‘disappointed’ that an experienced politician like Tony Clement engaged in an inappropriate online behaviour.
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Canada can be a ‘guiding light’ of civility for the U.S. in tackling tough issues, says former U.S. ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, who blamed the White House's divisive rhetoric as the primary cause of recent violent
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Borys Wrzenewskyj has endorsed former Ontario Liberal MPP Yvan Baker for the federal Liberal nomination in Etobicoke Centre, and Conservatives have already nominated former MP Ted Opitz as their candidate for 2019.
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‘I wouldn’t want to be a Conservative running in Ajax’ in 2019, says chief government whip Mark Holland.
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But pollsters Nik Nanos and Greg Lyle say they expect the next campaign to be issue-focused, and say a nasty campaign may motivate political party’s base, but it won't move swing voters.
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But Brome-Missisquoi incumbent Liberal MP Denis Paradis, who has been confirmed as the party candidate for 2019, says the current and former riding association presidents are trying to push him out.
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But Rachel Curran, a senior political aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper says the Conservatives campaigned on the promise in the 2011 election that the Afghanistan mission would ‘begin winding down' the same year.
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Paul Wernick says that, if invited, he would be happy to appear before any House committee to make a case for his proposed pledge sent out to MPs of all parties.
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Former Brampton Conservative MP Kyle Seeback says he will make a decision about running in Dufferin-Caledon after the Oct. 22 municipal election.
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MPs offer mixed reaction to Paul Wernick’s ideas and are expressing concerns that following some elements of the pledge would violate the privacy of their staff.
Coalition Avenir Quebec's majority government victory on Oct. 1 follows Doug Ford's Ontario Progressive Conservative victory in June. Meanwhile, Progressive Conservatives may form government in New Brunswick while Jason Kenney's United Conservative Party in Alberta are polling high.

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