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New Cabinet, New Ontario?
Aurora Strategy Group’s President & CEO Marcel Wieder examines Premier Kathleen Wynne’s new cabinet and what the changes will mean for Ontario politics on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
After a tumultuous spring session of parliament, the federal Tories are toiling in the polls.
According to the latest Leger Marketing survey, published by Postmedia News, the Justin Trudeau Liberals have the support of 37 per cent of Canadians — up seven per cent from March — while the Conservatives are at a distant second with only 29 per cent of the popular support. The NDP and Greens are at 21 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.
We all remember the criticism that George W. Bush took in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
As explained by journalist Kenneth Walsh, he appeared “slow off the mark as millions of people suffered.” Many, including Walsh, felt that his mishandling of Katrina left a big black mark on his presidency.
Thank goodness our political leaders aren’t ‘pulling a George W.’ in Calgary where flood waters have forced the evacuation of 100,000 people.
The Liberal Party of Canada is poised to elect a new party leader and most people expect that person to be Justin Trudeau, the 41-year-old representative of Quebec’s Papineau riding and the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
Among those expecting Trudeau to earn the crown at an Ottawa convention on Sunday are the federal Conservatives, who have a round of attack ads holstered and are ready to draw the moment they see the whites of his eyes.