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Despite Greens’ rising popularity, NDP and Bloc more likely to hold balance of power in next House: pollster Lyle

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If the current voting trends continued until election time, the Green Party could win 14 seats, says EKOS president Frank Graves. But he also says if progressive voters choose to vote strategically to prevent the Conservatives from forming government, they could vote for the Liberals.
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Suh Kim, national chair of the Liberal Green Light Committee, served as Ontario co-chair of the Green Light Committee for the 2015 election cycle.
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If an election were held today, 'it's a coin toss,' says Nik Nanos, chief data scientist and founder of Nanos Research, and it could be a minority Liberal or Conservative government.
Dr. Xinglai Laura Huang, wife of Liberal MP Geng Tan, who works as a scientist at Environment Canada, is seeking the Liberal nomination in their riding, Don Valley North, in Toronto.
Liberal MP Geng Tan says he's seeking legal help to put out a 'serious response' to his former constituency office staffer Ying (Stella) Yu's allegations.
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Leaders’ tours during the election campaign will indicate where each party thinks it can make gains, or where they are vulnerable, says Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff.
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Ind. MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is still not ruling out the possibility of running in the next election as an independent candidate.
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In his Facebook post, Liberal MP Geng Tan thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, staff and constituents for their support during his parliamentary career.
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'It’s game on. Buckle up, it’s going to be an extremely unpredictable election,’ says EKOS Research president Frank Graves.
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The risk for Andrew Scheer is that the Liberals will try to connect Doug Ford to Andrew Scheer and then try to connect that to hidden agenda, that’s not flattering to Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives,’ says Nik Nanos.
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‘I was clear in the campaign that if the Trudeau government continues with its current policy direction....that we will work openly to have a new federal government,' says Jason Kenney in an email to The Hill Times.
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'Mr. Scheer values Mr. Nicholson’s contributions both to the Conservative caucus and shadow cabinet but also to the conservative movement over his many years of public service,’ says Scheer's communications director.
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The PM appears to be too focused on plans to get re-elected when all his energies should be focused on providing good governance. Liberals say there's also a disconnect between the PMO and caucus.
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The construction industry in the Metro Vancouver area is the equivalent of the oil and gas industry in Alberta, says Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal.
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‘Today is an inspiring day’ as two former cabinet ministers are venturing to ‘do politics differently,’ says Ind. MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes
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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s expulsion from the Liberal caucus will be an important issue in the upcoming campaign in British Columbia, says pollster Greg Lyle.
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Conservative MP David Tilson says it’s too early to jump to any conclusion about the impact of the Ford government’s policies on the next federal election outcome.
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The Liberals will be under attack from all sides in the next election campaign, but Liberals say they have a good story to tell and some say they need to sharpen up their communications strategy before it's too late.
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Liberals will face headwinds in the October election, but not possible to make any predictions five months ahead of the election, says six-term Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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A number of Hill staffers will transition to the campaign team after the parliamentary session ends next month, says Braeden Caley, the Liberal Party’s senior director of communications.
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'It’s never over until it’s over,’ but Liberal strategists should be ‘very concerned’ the general polling trends do not favour the governing Liberals, says Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.
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Liberal and NDP MPs predict the next election campaign to be particularly nasty, but Conservative MP Peter Kent says every election campaign is nasty.
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Liberal and Conservative MPs vehemently deny their parties are playing politics with the racism issue.
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The Conservative Party’s executive director Dustin Van Vugt informed the riding association late last week that Harzadan Khattra has been removed as the candidate in Dufferin-Caledon.
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Liberal Party headquarters is still undecided on whether former PMO principal secretary Gerald Butts, a key architect of the 2015 election win, will have any role in the October federal election.
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Former Ontario Liberal MPP Kevin Flynn and University of Toronto law professor Anita Anand are seeking the Liberal nomination in Oakville, Ont.
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Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.
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But the Trudeau government’s motivation to help out SNC-Lavalin is to protect jobs, not any strategy for the federal election, says Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux.
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'The biggest problem they’ve got is that they’re really getting hurt in places where they need to win to make up seats where they were probably going to lose,' says Darrell Bricker.
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'They’re putting me out of work,' said one Liberal MP of the two former Liberal ministers.
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Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith described the opposition parties' motion as ‘premature,’ as the Justice Committee is still awaiting a written submission and documents from ex-minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

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