For Alberta and the federal Liberals, a new season is coming with potential for a new wave of COVID-19. How they manage this potential wave will likely sweep away the impact of these summer controversies.
The Liberals drew more attention than the Conservatives for racist incidents, but most voters approved of the way they handled the blackface controversy, according to a poll from Greg Lyle's Innovative Research.
The Conservatives have a lead among voters who believe in the Canadian Dream, but are struggling to get a piece of it. The Conservative Party recently released an ad appealing directly to people who feel that way.
There is a political price to be paid for this disapproval. One third (33%) of Canadians say they are less likely to vote Liberal because of the way they have handled the issue. Just 12% say more likely.