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Liberal, Conservative campaigns ‘at war,’ Scheer ‘vigorously swinging to land a punch’ on Trudeau: pollster

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It's only week two of the campaign and already the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP, and the Greens have all had to drop candidates over offensive or controversial past remarks.
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The SNC-Lavalin controversy is back making national headlines and this means bad news for Justin Trudeau's Liberals because it pushes them off their campaign messaging, say pollsters.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on the same senior strategists who helped him win a majority government in 2015. But it's a whole new ball game this time after four years in power.
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But pollster Frank Graves says the upcoming election will be about a choice between the Liberal vision of an ‘more open Canada’ and the Conservative Party’s vision of a ‘more ordered type of Canada.’ Either way, he says, the country is divided and there's no outcome that will make most Canadians happy.
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Jasraj Hallan, a businessman in the construction industry, ran unsuccessfully in the most recent provincial Alberta election.
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'The thing you need to look at: who is the ally of who they put in [appoint] there, and then you’ll know who engineered to get her kicked out.'
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The riding is seen as a safe Conservative seat, and the nomination winner a likely future MP.
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Ontario Liberal MP Bob Nault was officially nominated as his party's candidate last week, while rookie Liberal MP Eva Nassif chose not to run in October.
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Liberal MP Eva Nassif was confident, until recently, that she would be officially nominated as the party's candidate. On Thursday night, she announced she wouldn't be seeking a second term.
Some Liberal MPs say they are considering not using Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s name or image in their election campaign material.
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At least seven candidates are seeking the Liberal nomination in the safe Liberal riding of Pierrefonds-Dollard, Que. and have signed up more than 6,000 riding association members.
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‘If you complain about something, especially on this topic, I think you’ll be shunned. A lot of people won’t say anything because it’s Gerry, and their job is on the line,’ says a former senior ministerial staffer.
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By invoking an 'electoral urgency' clause, the Liberal Party gave its national campaign leadership ‘unfettered’ authority to bypass rules and processes involved in the nomination of candidates.
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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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