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(Ottawa) Opponents on the Agenda
It will be said about him that he has a hidden agenda of Trump. That he has a fragmented party to manage, including a wing that leads to extremes. That he has chemistry with the conspirators of this world. “Mr. and Mrs. To everyone, she is scary, in a way, Poilievre. She can be displayed quite effectively,” says a government source, who requested anonymity to speak frankly. was.
Unsurprisingly, among liberals, we did our opposition research, as it is called in political jargon. Before Canadians do so themselves, we set out to define the adversary. But beware, the same source said: Before focusing on the MP for Carlton, the government must focus on implementing its promises and delivering services to the population. “That’s the premise. The dismay of the people, which is transmitted through Poiliver, comes from the fact that it has been HarshThis summer: airports, passports, immigration…”, he warned, noting that it’s all “safe, safe, secure” that the Conservative leadership’s aspirant retirement from cabinet is on the agenda.
“A Race Against Time”
Justin Trudeau’s liberals will be the third opposition leader before him in nearly five years. But unlike the previous two, Andrew Scheer and Erin O’Toole, it will have time to ease up, provided the PLC-NDP agreement is in place by 2025, noted former Conservative strategist Yann Plante. “In the next 100 days, what’s going to be important is to take this seriously, not to think that it’s going to be easy, especially because in the next election, the Liberals will have three words behind the tie, and voters’ need for change. The desire is going to be more than twice that past,” said the man, who was in Ottawa in the years when the waltz of short-lived leaders was in the Liberal camp — Stephen Dion, Michael Ignatieff — and not in the Conservatives. There’s a race against it that starts as soon as Pierre Poiliver becomes chef,” says the former strategist, now vice president of the consulting firm TACT.
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The Bank of Canada, which came out of its general reserve to protect itself from having “printed money” for government spending charged by Pierre Poiliver, will announce a further hike in the key rate on Wednesday, two days after the cabinet retreat. . This means that “justinflation” will be back on the table this week as a prelude to the resumption of parliamentary work. “It will be a challenge for Justin Trudeau: Pierre Poiliver will cut corners, as we saw with the Bank of Canada, and the prime minister will have to counterattack by effectively refuting his arguments, without getting caught in the carpet flowers, argues Genevieve Taylor, a full professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. The economy should be a priority, a government source slips. “We have to talk about the economy – what an economy is, I would say, almost! Economy, inflation, cost of living. This is the biggest challenge,” claims this source. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to present a budget and economic update in the fall.
Will you stay, won’t you?
In the Liberal ranks, we know to climb the coast. The Prime Minister’s popularity rating has fallen in recent months; A poll conducted by the firm Ledger on behalf of Postmedia last July estimated Justin Trudeau’s acceptance rate to be only 39%. And almost one in two people (49%) believed that he should give up his seat before the next election. Another government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “Pierre Poiliver’s arrival, it may excite him.” Does he want to leave Canada in the hands of someone who has these kinds of values? It is quite possible that the answer is no and he wants to fight. And among moderate troops, the rise of Joe Biden in the United States continues to inspire. “It is certain that the repeal cry c. helped him. But when they got their big bill passed [sur la réduction de l’inflation]It’s done… the checks haven’t been sent yet, but people are confident that their government delivers for them”, argues another person in government offices.
The Liberal Cabinet Retreat takes place in Vancouver on September 6-8.