Friday, March 30, 2018

Has The Canadian 'Love Affair' With Trudeau Coming To An End?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose for photographers during their visit to the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

SCMP/Washington Post: It looks like Canada’s love affair with Justin Trudeau is over, as Conservatives pull ahead in polls

Blame may lie with Trudeau’s disastrous tour of India, featuring a dinner invitation to a convicted terrorist and the Canadian PM in traditional Indian clothing.

After showing a steady lead in public opinion surveys for more than two years after his surprise October 2015 election victory, Trudeau appears to be politically vulnerable. And that is despite a buoyant economy, what’s seen as a steady hand in Nafta trade talks with President Trump, and a weak political opposition.

“All of a sudden, we saw this drop,” said David Coletto, chief executive of Abacus Data, an Ottawa polling firm, referring to his company’s latest poll, completed in early March. “It’s the first time since Trudeau became prime minister that we have results showing the Conservatives slightly ahead.”

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WNU Editor: I live in the Canadian province of Quebec, and this is one of Prime Minister Trudeau's poltical strongholds. He has always enjoyed favourable media coverage here .... particularly from the french media in this province .... and he has also been blessed with having no serious opposition in the province. But his India trip changed everything .... and it was surprising to see him ridiculed and laughed at on french media. Does this mean the end of PrimeM inister Trudeau .... definitely not. The Canadian general election is still a year and a half away .... and a lot can happen between now and then. But he no longer has the support that he use to have .... and this is being revealed in these polls. On a side note .... Prime Minister is head of the Federal Liberal Party, and while his re-election campaign is next year, his provincial counterparts in Ontario and Quebec are facing elections this year. My prediction. The Ontario Liberals are going to be wiped out when they go to the polls in the coming weeks, and the Quebec Liberal Party will (I predict) be defeated when they go to the polls this fall.

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