Like a fourth wave of COVID, an election call is always lurking
There is arguably never a perfect moment to call an election. But those who do call them like to control as many variables as they can.
Any overtly self-interested politician or political party could get one hell of a whipping if they disregard the fact public anxiety and irritability are high for their own gain. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a wily and cunning politician who is still likely to keep as many options open as he can, writes Tim Powers. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade