I have been saying, for some months now, that "The CPC might be able to form a minority government but it is equally, perhaps even more likely that Justin Trudeau, with the formal support of Jagmeet Singh, would be able to continue to govern with some support from the BQ and the Greens on an … Continue reading A coalition?
Justin Trudeau is at it again! As Bill Curry and Michelle Zilio report in the Globe and Mail, "Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is delaying the release of independent reports on the cost of his promises and will not be submitting all of his election pledges for review by the Parliamentary Budget Officer ... [but 2019] … Continue reading Another broken promise
John Ibbitson, writing in the Globe and Mail, about a week ago, suggests that the "ballot question" for October 2019 is shaping up to be: Which of these two guys do I dislike or mistrust more than the other? He says that "The end of the Labour Day long weekend – when people reluctantly bid … Continue reading Cleavage politics is everybody’s loss
So, Abacus Data has added to the polling data. Their report says that a "plurality of Canadians continue to feel the country is headed off on the wrong track (43%)" ... ... and they say that "Today 35% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, while 47% disapprove. In April approval stood at 32%" the … Continue reading More numbers
The (somewhat right-centre biased) Angus Reid Institute has released a new poll which shows that "for Liberal candidates, a disastrous slide in support over the first half of the year appears to have ended, making this a critical – albeit shrinking – period of time to try to regroup and rebuild ... [and] ... Conservatives, meanwhile, will … Continue reading A new poll
CBC News reports that yet another "high-profile Liberal MP won't be running in this fall's federal election ... [because] ... Andrew Leslie, a retired lieutenant-general who was elected in 2015, is stepping away from politics after one term as an MP ... [and] ... Leslie served as chief government whip when the Liberals took office and was … Continue reading Too bad, the Liberals are losing a good MP
In the earliest days of the blog I said that we should look to Louis St Laurent, a mid 20th century Liberal, as a model for modern Conservative political leaders. My point was that the Liberal Party that St Laurent led, in the 1950s, was fiscally prudent, healthily nationalistic, socially moderate, mildly, progressive, committed to national … Continue reading Leaders give, they do not take