Is Justin Trudeau headed for defeat?
Instead of giving JustinTrudeau’s team a second wind, the striking of a co-operation agreement with the NDP seems to have given it a license for inertia, Chantal Hébert writes.
By Chantal HébertContributing Columnist
Sun., June 19, 2022
MONTREAL -- To look back on the first stretch of Justin Trudeau’s third term is to be reminded there is a reason why no prime minister has succeeded in securing a fourth consecutive election victory in more than a century.Based on the recent past, governments do not age well. On that score, think back to Stephen Harper’s unimpressive third term or to the Liberal civil war that engulfed Jean Chrétien’s last years in office. In the end, each of those governments ended up poisoning the well of its reelection for a fourth term. At this rate, Trudeau’s tenure will be no exception.