For the week of Sept. 19, 2021:
In May, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voted with 326 other MPs to oppose the idea of a federal election in a pandemic, on the basis that it would be irresponsible.
On Aug. 15, Trudeau changed his mind, and sent Canadians to the polls in a pandemic election more than two years sooner than the law required.
Democracy Watch co-founder Duff Conacher calls the Sept. 20 election a “selfish grab for power by a power mad prime minister” who is putting public health at risk in a bid to win a majority Liberal government.
“It breeds cynicism, greater skepticism, turns a lot of voters off,” Conacher told theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin.
Hear Conacher discuss his Federal Court challenge of Trudeau’s violation of the fixed election date law and his concerns about Elections Canada’s ability to run an election under challenging circumstances.
Mackin is also joined by ResearchCo pollster Mario Canseco, who gazes into his federal election crystal ball.
Plus commentary and Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines.
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