More candidate drop outs are likely, especially after the upcoming nomination deadline, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal may affect how the Liberals, at least, use their opposition research.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Countries like Qatar are vying for one of 36 spots on the International Civil Aviation Organization council for a three-year term. Canada is also looking to keep its seat, but won't say who is getting its support.
'I'm being made out to be the bad guy … and I'm not. I'm actually the good guy, I'm the white hat. I'm the guy who came in and saved [the MRIA] with his own money,' says Mainstreet Research president Quito Maggi.