The seven-hour Conservative caucus meeting on Nov. 6 was ‘intense,’ with ‘blunt’ criticism of the party’s campaign performance, say Conservative sources
John English, Pierre Trudeau's biographer, says the elder Trudeau was 'humbled, shocked and surprised' following the 1972 election, and that ministers and MPs will matter more in Justin Trudeau's second mandate.
If Maxime Bernier was still in the Conservative Party, and the Ford PCs had not been pushed to the sidelines, Andrew Scheer would have most likely won the Oct. 21 election, says Conservative Party’s elder statesman John Reynolds.
‘The trap that PM Trudeau has to avoid is the narrative that he’s hostage to Ontario and this is an Ontario-driven government,’ says pollster Nik Nanos.
‘If version 1.0 was Sunny Trudeau, version 2.0, to be successful, will have to be a Pragmatic Prime Minister,’ says pollster Nik Nanos.
'If anybody should've won a majority, it should've been Trudeau. He didn't, and it's his to wear,' says CBC columnist Neil Macdonald of the Oct. 21 election results.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says she has never seen an election where mudslinging overwhelmingly dominated the campaign, leaving little or no time for policy discussion.
As many as nine per cent of progressive voters could vote strategically in this close election potentially affecting the outcome in more than 100 ridings, says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.