The feds spent $11.3-million on public opinion research in 2019-20, but researchers expect that figure to rise as the government works to gauge reaction to COVID-19 relief measures.
'When you have somebody with such a great reputation as [Chrystia] Freeland, you try to tarnish her by association. That’s a smart strategy but it has to be two-pronged,' says political strategist Najib Jutt.
Plus, late Liberal MP Ralph Ferguson is remembered by Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley as 'ahead of his time on conservation, the environment and renewable energy.'
Asked about rumblings of Western alienation that picked up steam last fall, newly appointed Conservative Deputy Leader Candice Bergen says it is something the new leader asked her to 'focus on' in her new role.
'No vaccines are mandatory. They’re generally mandated to be used in Canada, and a COVID-19 vaccine would be no different,' says Health Minister Patty Hajdu.
Plus, Canada's chief public health officer and her deputy may take their message to TikTok.
'All Erin O’Toole has to do is say, ‘There’s a role for Derek Sloan in the party, and when we know the full makeup of the new Conservative team in the next election, we’ll work out that role,'' says pollster Nik Nanos.
'The thing I don't know, and we can’t predict, is whether [Mr.] O’Toole will want [Mr.] Ford to campaign with him,' says David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.