Sir John A. Macdonald’s Tories in 1867 are the only other party to form government after receiving less than 35 per cent of the popular vote.
As the prime minister tours the country, he can see how his policies are making things worse—not better.
From 1997 and 2015, had federal elections took place under an Alternative Vote system, the Liberals would have been the only party to benefit each election.
Reports in advance of Ottawa’s federal fiscal update suggest the deficit may reach $34 billion.
By 2017/18 spending will be up by $50 billion from 2014/15, representing a jump of 20 per cent.
As the Liberals table their first budget today, federal government debt has reached $692 billion.
The policy direction of the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader Justin Trudeau, as evidenced by the speeches, motions, and debate at the recent national party convention seem to indicate that the party is rejecting the successful pragmatism of the 1990s. Instead, the federal Liberals favour a more interventionist and activist government, much like that of the current Ontario Liberal government. If such policies are enacted, the results would be ruinous for Canada.