Focus on issues, battlefields and strategies as federal election calls approach


Canada may head for federal elections this fall, but horseback riding and major issues are rarely contested, and election results rely on many local elections fought on more regional issues.

Nelson Wiseman, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, told the Epoch Times that he hopes conservatives will attack the Liberal Party with high spending and scandals, while carefully stepping on the issue of climate change.

Like other political parties, the Conservative Party adopts the price of carbon emissions. Wiseman said it might please some, but “most conservatives haven’t promised to pay a high price for fuel, which makes it difficult for them to walk that line. Become.”

Political strategist Jacqueline Violo said economic growth would be an important issue.

In an interview with Aurora Strategy Group principal Biollo, the winning strategy “creates good new jobs, invests in the middle class and the most vulnerable, and ensures that everyone has a real and fair chance of success. Includes bold actions for. ” In addition, voting initiatives for the elderly and young people are essential.

Daniel Bernier of the Arnscliff Strategy Group said big government spending to respond to the pandemic would direct Canadian attention to a restart of the economy and to address rising living costs.

“That’s how you balance the economy [interests]— Natural resources are also one of the country’s main products, the economic engine. How do you balance it with the environment and the base price? So I think this will work hard in the West, “Banier said in an interview.

Regional battle

According to Wiseman, the battlefield will be a major vehicle in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. In the latter states, the most attention is paid to Toronto and Vancouver and the surrounding areas.

“It doesn’t matter what Trudeau does. We won’t win seats in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, or Manitoba,” he said. Talked about his chances.

In Quebec, Wiseman believes the NDP could act as a Liberal spoiler, stealing Liberal votes and giving Brock a seat. “NDP has the following policies:” We are the only ones who really support fairness and social programs, so we need to vote for us. And even if you don’t win, you can turn the Liberal Party’s foot on fire. “

However, a poor NDP display could give the Liberal Party a majority.

“The Liberal Party is participating in the elections, believing that more seats in Quebec will win a majority,” he said.

Bernier has a similar view on the political situation in Quebec. Looking further east, he believes that indigenous rights issues may drive non-indigenous fishermen out of their lives in Primorskaya and may also drive Liberal lawmakers out of their seats.

“It will benefit a few seats for liberals and a few for conservatives, especially in many rural areas, which are more coastal areas on the Atlantic coast of Canada. I think people are threatened. Their livelihoods they have brought for generations — they feel threatened. ”

British Columbia “should be interesting,” says Bernier. Because the Southwest Coast and Vancouver Island are ready to go.

“Trudeau and Hogan are the best companions. Of course [Horgan] We’re just spending billions of dollars on Skytrain and Child Care programs, “he said.

He doesn’t expect the Greens to win seats in BC or elsewhere. “It looks like nothing is happening to Greens this time, and I don’t think, quite frankly, Anamier Paul is giving Greens any benefit.”

Image of O’Toole

Wiseman said voters are familiar with NDP leaders Jagmate Singh and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, but not with Conservative leader Erin Outur. He said raising awareness of O’Toole in the campaign could be important to upset voters with weak party loyalty or less familiarity with policy issues.

“Most people don’t know what he looks like … but when the campaign takes place, he will be in the front section of every newspaper and every broadcast every day, especially for the last 30 days.” Said Wiseman.

“I think he has a better side, but it depends on how he behaves, how he is perceived, how successful other parties are, and how they portray him. “