National debates need competing viewpoints. This is really the only time when ordinary Canadians get an insider’s glimpse at what makes political parties tick. You don’t have to agree with any of them.
With the continual barrage of mass shootings in the U.S., the issue is not likely to go away. Almost weekly incidents of gun violence in Toronto guarantee that Liberals will not be able to dodge the question.
Legal appointments are political. So it's unsurprising that in a province of 761,000 people, Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc has a personal connection to almost every legal appointment made during his time in government.
The best outcome would be to resolve the case, with Meng’s return to China. It would free Liberals to focus on electoral issues, not international irritants. If it takes a former PM to get us there, so be it.
To win, Justin Trudeau needs the Herb Gray crowd. He should listen to political elders, privately spilling their guts about feeling excluded. A small tent reaps a small voter turnout. A small turnout spells defeat.
While Justin Trudeau's own house is burning around him, the PM continues to claim that all is well in Liberal land and he welcomes the input of two former ministers who have engaged in the death of a thousand cuts.