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Liberal leadership speculation a distraction, Trudeau should shut it down firmly, say Liberal MPs, political insiders, and pollsters

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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.
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Conservative caucus members opposed to leader Erin O’Toole have to decide if their political enemy is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or O’Toole, says pollster Nik Nanos.
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In a regional caucus meeting Thursday evening, Saskatchewan MPs voted overwhelmingly in support of Senator Denise Batters' staying in the Saskatchewan caucus.
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Quebec’s secularism law is a ‘political stink bomb’ for Justin Trudeau that could ‘unravel’ his political fortunes in Quebec, says pollster Nik Nanos.
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But Ipsos Public Affairs CEO Darrell Bricker says the Quebec government could face unanticipated consequences as a result of this policy.
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The national Conservative caucus is tentatively scheduled to hold a retreat on Jan. 26-Jan. 27 in Victoria, B.C.
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Montreal Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi says all federal party leaders should educate the public on how Bill 21 is trampling on the rights of their fellow Canadians.
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The Conservative Party's national council ruled on Dec. 12 that Senator Denise Batters' petition urging for an early leadership review is unconstitutional, but she says she won't give up her fight.
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Application processing times are improving but still a lot of work needs to be done, says Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz.
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If the national council doesn't overturn the ruling, supporters of the e-petition will take it to the party's arbitration committee, or go to court, say Conservative sources.
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The party is asking members if they think it’s more important to select a candidate who has the ‘greatest opportunity to win,’ or to have an open nomination process.
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Conservative Sen. Don Plett declined to say why Sen. Denise Batters remains a member of the Conservative Senate caucus despite her expulsion from the national caucus.
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Conservatives argue that the House vaccination rules should be finalized by MPs and not by the Commons Board of Internal Economy.
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Some incumbent MPs might not be able to represent their ridings in the next election because of the redistribution process, says Liberal MP Judy Sgro.
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Senator Denise Batters says she has the support of a number of other caucus members and senior Conservatives but has not revealed any names.
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Saskatchewan Conservative Senator Denise Batters says members should review Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's leadership within six months, claiming he has 'watered down and even entirely reversed policy positions.'
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The Conservative party has decided to let all their candidates keep 100 per cent of their election rebates and is working on other rules for the next federal election.
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The motion to suspend Ontario councillor Bert Chen states that a subcommittee of the national council will report back the findings of its investigation to the national council within 60 calendar days.
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Liberal caucus chair Francis Scarpaleggia, who served for 10 years as the caucus chair, is not running for this position this time.
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But three-term Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu says the ‘Civil Liberties Caucus’ is not aimed to undermine Erin O’Toole’s leadership, only to represent constituents’ concerns.
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The results of the last two federal elections should be a ‘massive wakeup’ call for the Liberals, as they have lost the popular vote twice against two different Conservative leaders, says pollster Nik Nanos.
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Three chiefs of staff are leaving the Hill to pursue other opportunities. At least three more are expected to do the same in the coming days.
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But Anna Gainey said she has no plans to run for the Liberal nomination 'at this time' in Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Westmount, however, she is not saying if she will run should Marc Garneau decide to step aside.
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Brian Clow and Marjorie Michel were appointed as deputy chiefs of staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Oct. 25.
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Five MPs are running for the House Speaker’s position, which will be decided by a vote on Nov. 22.
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Nine-term Liberal MP Judy Sgro says the Liberal caucus will review the party’s election performance once the caucus meetings start.
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Half the 42 ridings the Conservatives lost in the last election are suburban ridings, which public opinion analysts say proves that any party that wants to form government needs to win the suburbs of major urban centres.
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An assistant deputy speaker and four-term MP, Alexandra Mendèz—like Anthony Rota—has begun contacting fellow MPs to ask for their support in the Speaker's election.
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In a vote of 10-7, the 21-member national council has suspended Bert Chen for two months.
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PMO staff should have pushed back hard on the prime minister's decision to fly out to B.C. on the very first National Indigenous Reconciliation Day, say one former senior Liberal source.
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Conservative MPs elect Scott Reid to lead national caucus and defeated Conservative MP John Cumming will lead a review of the party's election campaign.
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This is the first time in Canadian history when a party formed government by winning only 32.6 per cent of the popular vote nationally.
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