Sumary of ‘No. Absolutely not’: Trudeau says he doesn’t regret calling election during 4th wave:
- After weeks of being hammered by opposition leaders for plunging the country into a federal election during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is standing firmly behind his decision.
- Speaking to reporters during a Friday press conference, Trudeau was asked if he has any regrets about triggering the election and sending Canadians to the polls.
- ” Trudeau plays defence as opposition leaders fight for points in English election debate Trudeau has repeatedly pointed to the election as a necessity as the government decides how to navigate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that Canadians “should get to be very clear” about “how they want to end this pandemic.
- ” Story continues below Still, that message has failed to connect for many Canadians who say they never wanted an election in the first place.
- 5:22 Key takeaways from the final leaders’ debate Key takeaways from the final leaders’ debate Just shy of a month ago, 56 per cent of Canadians disagreed with the need for an election, according to polling from Ipsos.
- Now, 68 per cent of Canadians say they don’t think an election was necessary, according to polling that Ipsos published on Thursday.
- “I’ve never seen an example in which people weren’t able to get over why an election was called — never seen this before,” said Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs.
- The anger over the election call hasn’t been lost on opposition leaders, who have pounced on the Liberal Party repeatedly on the issue of the election call.