Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is headed to Terrebonne, Que., today to visit a local business before finishing the day with an evening rally in Montreal alongside supporters and Liberal candidates.
The 'essence of clerkness' is continuity of government, says former PCO clerk Mel Cappe, who says he's 'strongly advised' current PCO clerk Ian Shugart to reach out to Andrew Scheer's team.
'Does that create a legitimacy question, for Trudeau to combine with Singh, or not? There’s no legal impediment to it,' says former CBC Parliament Hill bureau chief Elly Alboim.
Former Liberal Party adviser Sheamus Murphy says the challenge for the Conservatives in this campaign is that people who voted for Doug Ford 'may not be feeling like they’re getting what they voted for.'
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says her union will work with whoever forms government, but that efforts to change recent provisions 'un-muzzling' federal scientists would have to be pried from her 'cold, dead, fingers.'
'This is where I do think that there is an interesting question, which is that if you look at the American presidential race, when there’s a serious candidate for the presidency as you have in the Democratic primary right now, you do get the big powerhouse media, meaning The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and maybe to some extent, some of the broadcast media, really go digging for stories deep in people’s history,' says Paul Adams.
Economists are praising the 'top-notch work' of the Parliamentary Budget Office costing various party election promises so far, while the conspicuous absence of any Liberal reports continues to dog the party's campaign.
Voters in the Greater Toronto Area prioritize issues that expose fundamental differences between the two main parties right now, says one political science professor.