Two years into the Trudeau 2.0 Minority Term, which day will Justin call the election that only he wants?

Ron in Regina

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“Will Trudeau know when the moment is right for leaving?” was the title of the analysis authored by La Presse’s Bureau Chief on Parliament Hill. In a column published last Tuesday, Joël-Denis Bellavance, a well-informed reporter, speculated that the prime minister might use his vacation time in Costa Rica to reflect on his future. If, as some expect, Justin Trudeau decides not to run for a fourth mandate, his party’s prospects in Quebec could become bleaker.


What happens if Liberal support falls in Quebec? There is a strong enough conservative current in the province for the Conservatives to win a majority of seats here, which would make forming a majority government much easier. However, that depends on who the Conservatives choose as their next leader.

Ms. Freeland’s and Mr. Carney’s French is passable and could easily be improved with a bit of practice. Still, Freeland or Carney will have a hard time against the Bloc’s leader, the clever litigator Yves-François Blanchette, in a televised French debate.

If, for one reason or the other, the Liberals and/or the Conservatives fail in proposing an attractive alternative to Quebecers, many will turn to the Bloc. They will “park” their vote there, until one of the national parties gets its act together.

Justin Trudeau’s departure, when it happens, will impact all the pieces on Canada’s political chessboard, not least in Quebec. Here, national parties will again face the challenge of pulling away hundreds of thousands of Quebecers from the comfortable, isolationist Bloc vote. History shows that this is not an easy feat.
 

petros

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What makes people believe there will be a "next election?" The nonexistent "climate crisis"(laNina which is poised to end this winter) is reason enough for our narcissistic FASD suffering, drug addled, organic liquor pig PM to pull another suspension of the Charter.
 
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What makes people believe there will be a "next election?" The nonexistent "climate crisis"(laNina which is poised to end this winter) is reason enough for our narcissistic FASD suffering, drug addled, organic liquor pig PM to pull another suspension of the Charter.
That will cause lots of honking , oh the horror .
 
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petros

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Canadian geese are racist. Especially the white snow geese. They should be held at the border with Montana and North Dakota where white birds belong.
 
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What makes people believe there will be a "next election?" The nonexistent "climate crisis"(laNina which is poised to end this winter) is reason enough for our narcissistic FASD suffering, drug addled, organic liquor pig PM to pull another suspension of the Charter.
No Lee Harvey Oswald in Canada..............


Pity!
 

taxme

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Round#4? Honestly, truthfully — election talk is starting up again in Ottawa. As in, a federal election. As in, commencing in the month of November

We know, we know. It makes no sense. Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh did their Axis of Weasels deal in a smoke-free backroom, and agreed no election for another three years, give or take.

Knowing how the dumb downed Canadian electorate thinks there will probably be a good chance that the Marxist dictator of Ottawa will get to keep his old PM job once again. If I have ever learned anything about Canadians and their voting habits is that when it comes to elections they are stupid and insane enough to vote for this buffoon again. The majority of Canadians are truly an exercise in futility. They did it last time and no doubt they will do it again. Retards indeed. (n)
 
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New federal electoral districts proposed in Ontario would cut seats in Toronto, north
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Aug 20, 2022 • 19 hours ago • 1 minute read • 11 Comments

OTTAWA — The commission responsible for redrawing Ontario’s federal electoral map is proposing an overhaul to account for changes in where people live.


Under the proposal, Toronto and northern Ontario would lose one riding each, with new districts created in the eastern and northern Greater Toronto Area, central Ontario, along with the Guelph and Brampton areas.

The Constitution calls for a review of electoral boundaries after each 10-year census, and a new federal law requires that each province keep at least the number of MPs it had in 2019.

That change will mean Quebec returns to having 78 MPs, rather than the current 77 when the boundaries are redrawn.

The soonest the new maps could be in place for a general election is 2024.

Ontario’s boundaries commission is taking into account data from the 2021 census as it tries to address overrepresentation in some areas — such as Toronto — and under-representation in others, including Durham, Dufferin and Caledon.


Population growth in the city of Toronto was lower from 2011 to 2021 than in the rest of Ontario, and there are now disparities in population density and riding size, the commission says.

It has also taken into account the number of Indigenous, francophone, and rural and urban communities to ensure representation in the House of Commons is not diminished.

In the northern part of the province, where growth has been modest over the last decade, the new map would create one “extraordinary circumstances” district in order to preserve a riding in a remote area with a number of Indigenous communities.

The district would be more than 520,000 square kilometres, though the commission noted there are larger ridings elsewhere in the country.

The commission will now hold public hearings and collect feedback on the proposed 122-district map.

Proposed maps have already been produced in every other province, where public feedback has started. The territories, which have one seat each, will not see any changes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 19, 2022.
 

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Toronto may lose MP due to federal redistricting
Toronto may lose a seat in Parliament, while Ontario overall would gain one MP

Author of the article:postmedia News
Publishing date:Aug 22, 2022 • 12 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation

Toronto may lose a seat in Parliament with the changes proposed by federal redistricting.


Federal electoral districts are reviewed after each census to reflect change in Canada’s population.

Toronto has grown — but the rest of Ontario has grown even more.

“The Commission noted over-representation in Toronto has emerged due to uneven population growth between Toronto and surrounding areas which is expected to continue to increase in the future,” wrote the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

“As a result the Commission concluded the districts in Toronto can be reduced by one.”

Toronto’s ridings would fall in number from 25 to 24; the commissioners have proposed eliminating the riding of Scarborough-Agincourt.

It is currently held by Liberal MP Jean Yip, vice-chair of the Commons public accounts committee.


Toronto’s population grew seven percent in the last 10 years, to 2.8 million.

The rest of the province grew 11.7 percent in the same period.

Liberals swept all 25 Toronto ridings in the 2021 federal campaign with 51 percent of the popular vote.

This is the party’s largest plurality in any major Canadian city, although Liberal support is similar in such cities as St. John’s, Charlottetown, Halifax, Ottawa, Moncton and Montreal.

In the last federal election the Liberals won all 25 of the most urban ridings in Canada and 109 of the top 150 most urban ridings.

The Conservatives won only 23 of those urban ridings. New research says this reflects a growing split in party supporters — with the Liberal party support becoming more urban and Conservative more rural.


The Boundaries Commission has also proposed eliminating a riding in northern Ontario, Timmins-James Bay. It is currently held by seven-term New Democrat MP Charlie Angus.

Most of the constituency would be merged with the Kenora district into a very large 520,300 square kilometre constituency renamed Kiiwetinoong-Mushkegowuk.

Kenora is currently held by two-term Conservative MP Eric Melillo.

Ontario overall would gain one federal seat to 122 under redistricting.

“One additional riding has been added to central Ontario, eastern Greater Toronto and northern Greater Toronto,” wrote the Commission.

Blacklock’s reports that proposed redrawing of constituencies in other provinces would see one Quebec MP lose her seat, Bloc Quebecois MP Kristina Michaud (Avignon-La Mitis-Matane-Matapedia).

Other changes would see the Calgary area gain three new ridings.

British Columbia would gain one new seat, Vernon-Lake Country, in the Okanagan.
 

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MPs to study Access to Information system, federal 'culture of secrecy'
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Publishing date:Sep 26, 2022 • 20 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation

OTTAWA — The House of Commons information, ethics and privacy committee plans to look at Canada’s much-maligned access-to-information regime — the latest in a long line of studies of a system intended to make government more transparent.


Conservative MP Pat Kelly, the committee chairman, says the system is plagued by excessive delays and a culture of secrecy that has been “baking in for decades.”


The Access to Information Act allows people who pay $5 to ask for a range of federal documents — from internal emails to policy memos — but it has long been criticized as outdated and poorly implemented.

The law has not been significantly updated since its introduction 39 years ago, and many users complain of lengthy delays, heavily blacked-out documents or blanket denials in response to their applications.

Kelly says the problems have persisted for years, spanning both Conservative and Liberal governments.

The planned committee study comes as the federal government works to finish its own review of the access system that began more than two years ago.