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"jagmeet singh" Discussed on The Current
"I. Honestly, this is what you know. Many Canadians of color go through every day. I think casual racism in Canada is so acceptable that we don't even see it is racism. So I! Think what you know Jagmeet Singh was responding to a racial microaggressions. And so. It's no wonder that I stand with Jagmeet was trending the next day and you know what I mean. He has galvanized Or has the potential to galvanize him mood. Amongst people who have been previously left out by both by by. Off the Arosh, what do you see this moment and and to to Erica's point, the opportunity for a leader to galvanize a mood. I think he's very good at that and I. think that he has touched something. On something that is taking a life of its own, it's GonNa make it very difficult for him to apologize. Teams have no plans to apologize, but on the other hand I. Think that no matter what you think of why. The boss did not support that motion or the dismissive hand gesture them ENTHUSIA- Hanky Mr Sing. It is not a responsible and mature things to do to call somebody a racist. When you have no evidence that they actually are racist. And personally I don't think it is responsible for members of parliament to go on Tarn each other with a label like that which? Really means something and I have no evidence to suggest that measure is actually a racist just. Jason we're almost out of time here. So what do you see as it seems as though the conversation has changed? Maybe that's why what we saw yesterday or what we saw over the course of the last couple of days was different. The conversation has. Has Changed and I think that's why Jagmeet. Singh was it was. So upset to see that you know we're still point where we can't even agree on what systemic racism means You know I've been hearing. A lot of people say that they're sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I get that. We'll hear more about this. Certainly in days ahead, we'll have to leave it there. We are at a time unfortunately for this but I. do appreciate all three of you speaking, but this this morning and we'll come back to thank you..
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on The Current
"Wherever you get your podcast. This is a CBC podcast. Today in Ottawa, the government is expected to table legislation that would tighten the rules for claiming the Canada emergency response benefit which has become known as the Serb under this draft bill. Anyone caught deliberately lying on applications could face stiff penalties, including fines or jail time yesterday, the leader of the end EP, Jagmeet Singh had this to say about that idea. There was A. A commitment in this parliament by the liberal government, and in fact, all parties agreed that people should not be unduly penalized if they play in good faith what we're hearing reported in the media now with the the bill is exact opposite that they're effectively opening up the floodgates to retroactively charging people just for applying, and that is opposite of what we should be doing. Doing an pandemic so I'm I am outraged that that the liberal government that the Prime Minister Shinzo take a knee on one day while at the same time, deliberate Gomez drafting and bill that's going to penalize potentially people who applied in good faith, but maybe didn't meet a certain criteria. That is wrong. Our national affairs panelists here to discuss what all of this. This might mean the arrages the Ottawa bureau chief with Huffpost Canada Katie o'malley rights for Politics Eric, I feel, is in the economist columnist for the hill times and the CO host of the bad and Bitchy podcast. Good morning to you all get greening off the Araj do we know about this draft bill that the liberals are expected to introduce later on today. Seems! They're not even sure if they have found a down certain or yet, so it was totally it last night to the warranty could get very exciting today I'm basically as you mentioned in the introduction as the end EP has said that they are not going to support still at all it includes. Jail time. Even if that jail time is for like extreme, fraudsters the the Conservatives. have basically not played ball. With the Liberals and have suggested that they want the house to return to the full parliament. Basically, there's no regular business happening. There's no supply day is going to the opposition. They WanNa see at the house. Come back, so we'll see the liberals. Cape on that and a block has said that they wanNA fiscal update this month. The first ministers meeting on health transfers, and they want a Serb to continue the Liberal Party to return as funds that they've asked wage subsidy program. It doesn't seem like any of these. Things are options at the Liberals Launch, so it it could be. can be interesting. Part of this is about as I was saying in the in the introduction. If, you are lying or deliberately playing with the the rules when it comes to the Serb, you could face these fines or jail times. There's also I guess some sort of consequences for people who failed to go back to work when it is in the words of the government reasonable to do so that if they aren't reporting there self employment or that, they decline people decline and reasonable job offer when they're able to work. Why is the government now? In whatever thirteen weeks into this pandemic? Why is the government making these moves off here? Well I think there's a recognition that things have not worked out as they had expected in in the sense that not enough people have been using the wage subsidy..
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on The Current
"How do you take down criminal network hidden in the shadows? I tell him that. I know that they're the ones who are running the largest child abuse website on the dark net the journalists working to expose the darkest corners of the Internet. That's your playroom for that's your baby's clothes. That's my house. The police ace who hunt down online predators. The environment. They're using no we didn't we didn't make it. They made it hunting. MOORHEAD subscribe wherever you get at your podcasts. This is a CBC DC podcast. Hi I'm Laura Lynch. This is a podcast from the December fifth edition of the current. But we're looking for in this throne. Speech is some clear indication that Mr Trudeau wants to really make a difference in people's lives and invest in healthcare invest. In Pharma Care Make It. Public and universal stopped taking editions kids to court tackle the climate crisis. Like we actually want to win it. We are more than willing to work together but we will not vote for something. That doesn't align with what Canadians need. That's n DP leader. Meet zing laying out what he hopes to hear later today when the Liberal government kicks off the forty third Canadian parliament with a speech from the throne for more on what to expect. I'm joined by Chris Hull. He's the CDC's National Affairs Editor and host of the House and he joins me from our Ottawa Studio. Hi Chris Good Morning. What do you think we'll be the headline from today's throne speech it's I hope that it's brief. We're expecting it to be about twenty minutes which is kind of a surprise Laura. You've worked here. If it's a big broad mandate type of letter that you're expecting from the from the government This I don't think will be it in. This is the reason Since Justin Trudeau has decided to make public of the mandate letters that he gives his cabinet minister in other words the marching marching orders. He sends to each and every cabinet minister. That has been a better clue. And we'll be a better clue as to what the priorities of the government will be so. This is more about the broad strokes. There'd there'd be three I think basic themes around the importance of collaboration. Not just with them. the other parties in in the Commons. We just heard from Jagmeet Singh but also with the premier's climate change will clearly be one of the key Measures that they WANNA talk about. If not begin to kind of detail that Jagmeet Singh like and the last one of course is affordability. It was a big I've seen during the campaign for almost all the parts making life easier for particularly middle class Canadians. But as you said broad themes where are the mandate letters well. We had expected them tomorrow on Friday They may be Monday. But they're coming shortly. I think the the schedule is a bit Knocked off by the NATO. visit that the prime minister just-concluded so either tomorrow tomorrow or Monday. We'll get a real sense of what the priorities for each of those cabinet ministers will be and of course the other dynamic here which is highlighted by what Doug Singh had to say that this is a minority government so liberals need to play Nice affect any concessions to to the DP's priorities or other parties priorities. I don't know there will be a nod to them. A concession may be too strong a word the the message that I was getting in talking to various people yesterday as the importance of collaboration to signal to Canadians that liberals got the message in the last election campaign way by being reduced to minority government by being blanked in in Saskatchewan and Alberta that they need to work and to listen to members of the opposition and to those premier so so I think there will be a collaborative collaborative sort of tone. I think for example under the heading of affordability will see a reference to Pharma care if if fall short of an absolute commitment to introduce universal single payer system. There'll be a talk about the importance of dealing with those costs. We heard from the PREMER's earlier this week that they want to see the the transfer is for healthcare to be increased. Not for new measures like Pharma Care but to deal with the growing problem of recruiting and retaining doctors of trying to reduce waiting times at hospitals. This sort of thing so I think that they do need to send a note that they have listened and that they are prepared to work with those parties to get things done would you. Would you expect any other. Bold initiatives lives in the throne speech about regionally nation. No I don't think so. I think there's an acknowledgement here that the government You know we'll have heard the message and they we'll talk about Some of the big issues that they have confronted but to your point. I asked a number of people yesterday. For example would the government considers signaling rolling in the throne speech a willingness to open regional offices for example the Ministry of Natural Resources Might Open an office in Edmonton where after all is sort of the headquarters of Jason Kenny's government but also a big part of the oil patch the energy sector. Maybe open a a a a minister's Office for Western economic development as an SASCHA tuner. Sooner Regina just to show that you're listening and you have a footprint in the area even if you didn't elect any MP's I don't know if that will be there but that was certainly one of the signals that a number of MP's he's told they would like the throne speech to include so as again with with a minority government. There's there's the issue of possible confidence votes. There's the potential for The other opposition parties to band together and pulled the government down throne speech could become a confidence vote or spending Initiative could become a confidence. Vote these they're facing these early on. Is Anyone angling to take the government down. No I don't think so and talking to both the MVP and Black Quebecois. which are the two one of those to the government would need to be able able to stay in power? There's enough MP from one or other of the parties to do that. The block recognizes. It has a A new foothold in Quebec in his willing and wants to show quebeckers. Becker at that vote wasn't wasted that they can get things done for Quebec. So they'll be looking on the climate change file. For example around pipelines what is the signal on pipelines and my understanding he is the Liberals are alive to that issue that they need to show they are aware of the block and the Quebec has a different kind of set of needs and desires in this the MVP quite frankly doesn't have the money to run a campaign again. And I think that they are also after being reduced from forty four to twenty seats. They need to show that they can get things done. Even even with the smaller membership and to give Jagmeet Singh an opportunity to prove that what we saw of him during the campaign his ability to strike the right chord can continue in the House of Commons. One last last quick point on that We are looking as you mentioned Laura for a number of bills to be introduced fairly quickly. This is only supposed to be a week or ten days that we have the parliament sitting before Christmas I think we're GONNA see legislation. That would introduce that middle class tax. Cut sometime next week to ensure that Canadian see that they are beginning to deliver on that. Promise I I think we'll see legislation to ban assault weapons After all this was a huge wedge issue for the Liberals Every single M. P.. I talked to said that the one big vote vote driver particularly no suburbs around. Toronto was harder stand. They're taking on firearms and gun control and lastly potentially a fiscal update to give Canadians a sense of where the books are. It may be in the context of supply bill because the government needs money to continue to operate. So these are the sorts of things will get an early indication of what Lisa legislative the initial shall legislative priorities will be twenty seconds. Chris and we gotTA talk about President Prime Minister Trudeau's hot mic comments at the NATO meeting in. US President trump calling him two faced. How big a deal is this? I don't think it's a big deal and Kennedy. US relations might be a bigger deal here. We heard both Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer the Conservative leader talking about the misstep in very important international setting Justin Trudeau shoot over. Frankly should have known better. Instead of having a focus on the throne speech we spent a large part yesterday talking about whether he's hurt Kennedy relation all right Chris. Thank you very much okay. Laura thanks six. Chris Hall is a C._B._S.'s national affairs editor and host of the hosts he was in our Ottawa. Studio for more C._B._C.. PODCASTS Goto C._B._C.. Dot C._A. Slash podcasts..
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Long Distance
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"jagmeet singh" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Put on a little parliamentary show force today then then reporters tried to force the MVP leader to show how much power his party. Actually has. Mr Singh walked up to the MIC. After a morning meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau they talked about how the Liberals are going to make a minority government work. Mr Trudeau is going to need the support of MP's from the other parties to pass legislation depending on the issue that it could be the Conservatives the block the Greens or the MVP. But the way Jagmeet Singh sees it Justin Trudeau only has one good choice if a Liberal government wants to move forward. They need to work with someone. It's going to be us if it's a progressive thing that's national that's GonNa Benefit all Canadians. You've heard this. The Times is not against things that benefit the rest of Canada. If it benefits Quebec they medically. That's not their priority though. It's my part my priorities priorities do things that benefit all Canadians. It's not the block spurred. They're not a national. They're not a national party. They're not a national party if they want to do something that's national you know if they want to develop something that's GonNa benefit all Canadians. It's US wait. You don't have to accept the reality but that's what it is actually. It's not. They have support from thirty thirty or so and peace from the block. They can go ahead with whatever they want. And no one says at the block would oppose any of your priorities. So I understand in your pitches that you're the only national progressive party but in reality defacto right. Yeah but in reality. They don't need you. You seem to not want to recognize that. Will they can do whatever they want. What I'm saying if they wanted to if they want to deliver something that's national and progressive the Conservatives are not going to be the option if they want to? That's going to help Canadians out across this country and and it talks about universal farmer care national dental care. What are the only party that there are talking about? The only people that are put forward that as a priority so if the liberals want to do that obviously they're are gonNA have to make a choice. I'm hoping that they're prepared to work with us. If it does come down to your party. Are you realistically in any position to trigger an election right now for me. I mean we know that the government's GonNa need our support at some level if they wanna pass bills that are going to need our support and I wanna make it clear that they can't expect expect us to support unless it do things that show a commitment to deliver for Canadian so I know that in this parliament. They're going to need to work with us. I know that they're going to have opportunities that they're going to need you. Democrats vote for a bill. I WanNa make it clear that that's not gonNA come for free that's GonNa come with clear commitments to doing something that's GonNa Benefit. Canadians lives in any shape to go back onto the indoor campaign right. Now I'm ready. I'm ready anytime. Vote against the throne speech. Yes that was. MVP leader Jagmeet. Singh speaking to reporters this morning in Ottawa.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Put on a little parliamentary show force today then then reporters tried to force the MVP leader to show how much power his party. Actually has. Mr Singh walked up to the MIC. After a morning meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau they talked about how the Liberals are going to make a minority government work. Mr Trudeau is going to need the support of MP's from the other parties to pass legislation depending on the issue that it could be the Conservatives the block the Greens or the MVP. But the way Jagmeet Singh sees it Justin Trudeau only has one good choice if Liberal government wants to move forward. They need to work with someone. It's going to be us if it's a progressive thing that's national that's GonNa Benefit all Canadians. You've heard this. The Times is not against things that benefit the rest of Canada. If it benefits Quebec they medically. That's not their priority though. It's my part my priorities priorities do things that benefit all Canadians. It's not the block spurred. They're not a national. They're not a national party. They're not a national party if they want to do something that's national you know if they want to develop something that's GonNa benefit all Canadians. It's US wait. You don't have to accept the reality but that's what it is actually. It's not. They have support from thirty thirty or so and peace from the block. They can go ahead with whatever they want. And no one says at the block would oppose any of your priorities. So I understand in your pitches that you're the only national progressive party but in reality defacto right. Yeah but in reality. They don't need you. You seem to not want to recognize that. Will they can do whatever they want. What I'm saying if they wanted to if they want to deliver something that's national and progressive the Conservatives are not going to be the option if they want to? That's going to help Canadians out across this country and and it talks about universal farmer care national dental care. What are the only party that there are talking about back? The only people that are put forward that as a priority so if the liberals want to do that obviously they're are gonNA have to make a choice. I'm hoping that they're prepared to work with us. If it does come down to your party. Are you realistically in any position to trigger an election right now for me. I mean we know that the government's GonNa need our support at some level if they wanna pass bills that are going to need our support and I wanna make it clear that they can't expect expect us to support unless it do things that show a commitment to deliver for Canadian so I know that in this parliament. They're going to need to work with us. I know that they're going to have opportunities that they're going to need you. Democrats vote for a bill. I WanNa make it clear that that's not gonNA come for free that's GonNa come with clear commitments to doing something that's GonNa Benefit. Canadians lives in any shape to go back onto the indoor campaign right. Now I'm ready. I'm ready anytime. Vote against the throne speech. Yes that was. MVP leader Jagmeet. Singh speaking to reporters this morning in Ottawa.
Canada's Justin Trudeau clings to power.
"Coming out on five minute news Brexit Bill I'm Anthony Davis While alienating energy producing provinces Trudeau one of the world's most prominent progressive politicians struggled with domestic scandals rejected plans to examine the PM's Brexit bill in three days leaving the legislation in limbo the common supported withdrawal agreement bill earlier chip in order to secure an extension with the EU Canadian prime minister spending and increased action on climate change one senior. Liberal noted that many legislators need to serve another two years to meet the six year when he did the same thing this win though was different but trudeau belly mentioned the loss of his majority when he spoke to supporters this morning saying he had two and a half years although the new Democrats Lost Sixteen seats leader Jagmeet Singh is positioned to press for action on priorities such as more social a spokesman for the European Commission said they take note of tonight's result and expect the UK government to inform us about the next steps Mister Johnson told him clear mandate for a progressive agenda and more action to combat global warming Trudeau's liberal image took a blow early in the campaign when photos we now look set to govern with support from the left leaning New Democrats who have twenty four seats minority governments in Canada rarely last more than Justin Trudeau hung onto power after tight election yesterday that so he's government reduced to a minority results that will likely push his agenda to the left and said Mister Johnson was the author of his own misfortune but offered to enter into discussions over a sensible timetable for his deal to go through parliament to the October thirty first brexit deadline after the vote he told the Commons he would pose the legislation until he had spoken to e you leaders rose emerged of him wearing black face in the early nineteen ninety s and in two thousand and one mm-hmm he is not on Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson cold on Mister Johnson to end the brinkmanship and replace it with some statesmen appease he was disappointed that they had voted for delay and that the U K now faced further uncertainty but he said he's policy remains that brexit would go ahead at the end of the but voted against the short timetable lia the PM warned he would seek an election if MP's dismiss the plans and the EU granted an extension month adding one way or another we will leave the e U with this deal to which this house has just given its assent Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn but the SNP leader in Blackford said it was another humiliating defeat for the PM and in peace had spoken with a very clear voice to tell the P minister who has called to elections this year has twice been given the chance by the president to put together a ruling coalition and has twice failed president level shortly after the September seventeen election ended in stalemate Rivlin gave Netanyahu twenty eight days to put together a governing coalition during that clients for a Parliamentary Pension Trudeau visited Montreal subway posing for selfies with commuters this morning an echo of twenty fifteen For the first time in a decade someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel the seventy year old Movin Rivlin will on Wednesday turn to Netanyahu's centrist rival Benny gaunt's leaving Netanyahu even more vulnerable in his fight for political survive period which expires tomorrow. Israel's longest serving prime minister persuaded only fifty five of parliament's one hundred twenty members including his traditional has denied any wrongdoing Ganz also says he wants a liberal government shorthand for one that does not include Netanyahu's religious partners fall right and ultra Orthodox Jewish allies to join his right-wing Lukud party in a government having fallen six seats short of a ruling majority is is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful world
Canada elections: Trudeau wins narrow victory to form minority
"Judo has won a second term as Canada's Prime Minister his Liberal Party will claim the most seats in parliament but they are expected to fall short of an outright majority. Let's have a listen to of what Trudeau had to say in his victory speech in Montreal from coast to Coast to coast tonight Canadians rejected division negatively they rejected cuts and austerity and they voted in favor of progress serve agenda and strong action on climate change I heard you my friends you are sending our liberal team back to work back to Ottawa with a clear mandate we will make life more affordable we will continue to fight climate change we will get guns off our streets and we will keep investing well big words but minority government that was the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking a short time ago join here in the studio by Daniel Bank One of our Canadian contingent Heritz Midori House Danny what's your reactions that he he sounded pretty strung out but we were talking just before the thanks went live you know he's now looking to features the setting the agenda as he moves forwards was everyone been saying yeah he has to sort of shake off a very visit and bitter campaign quickly and get back to work that was more of a campaign style speech and it's really interesting that Trudeau that was close to do one o'clock in the morning and Montreal is quite late I was listening on the way and this morning he chose to speak at the exact same time as Andrews Cheer was speaking in the prairies Indus Jagmeet Singh was speaking out in British Columbia normally they don't do that normally they come together and say I'm going to speak at this time you'll speak at that time they all spoke at the same time they spoke over each other during the Bates during the debates they spoke over each other early this morning as they sort of rallied the troops again aw projecting this as a huge victory but liberals conservatives and the MVP all lost ground so they're all losers they're all winners innocence where we had that before electoral pollens just tell us a bit about minority government Canadians good at doing that I mean we have a long history of minority governments certainly the world the word coalition I mentioned this on the globalist as well not really used in Canada it was it was floated by Jagmeet Singh Very Progressive Left leaning leader of the D. new Democrats floated during the campaign he immediately had to walk that back and talk about supporting the government Interestingly the new Democrats are directly against the pipeline they they refuse to work for that pipeline the Liberals bought the pipeline in for the energy sector in the West obviously which the conservatives champion so the new Democrats have twenty four seats for the Liberals to get anything through parliament they would need either the new Democrats the block by block of Becua- pardon me the Nationalist Party from Quebec who actually won more seats on last night then the EP so they are the real balance of power here it won't be a coalition in official terms Justin Trudeau we've known him to become quite bullish and even quite pompous I don't see him putting An and EP member into his caucus into his government I don't see that happening so it won't be an official coalition absolutely he'll need their support so it will be a tenuous one the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer saying last night were ready and waiting to defeat the government and we're ready to take over they don't think it's GonNa last long so we shall see what about his deal-making prowess see this has been damaging Trudeau to a degree does he still have the facility to do any kind of deal with any of these other players are the formal or informal it is present me he's still a well he still capable Titian can you get that done I think you'll have to he he won't have choice he the clip we heard off the top there he was talking about making life more affordable tackling climate change and he would absolutely need the new Democrats for those things that's what they campaigned on on you know making healthcare more affordable making living more affordable and and talking about Pharma Cares taking the taking care of that he would absolutely need the MVP I think Jagmeet Singh is guy he can work with very charismatic young guy much like Trudeau champion himself fashioned himself in his first campaign Trudeau will need to maintain sort of his strong leadership approach and Project that behind closed doors heal absolutely need to be the tactful politician and get some help let's see how it gets on with that now we mentioned you're GonNa Browse through some newspapers can I start with my yeah it's it's true though with the witch's brooms and some bats and black cats playing up the Halloween theme that It is a story right leaning newspaper from from Alberta projecting welcome to the nightmare it's so funny actually hearing overnight the some of the coverage from the public broadcaster in Canada them reminding listeners about nineteen eighty when when Pierre Trudeau and Justin's father was completely shut out in the prairies much like Trudeau was last night because of the resentment in Alberta always actually really surprised to hear from even liberal western Canadians how much they've resent inch trudeau he is really disliked. This is a problem the other thing about forming a government is what his father did in nineteen eighty was he had to draft in senators to read percents those providence provinces in his government because he had no MP's the exact same situation now will true draw from the opposition parties to help misgovernment put them in cabinet posts or will he draft in people who weren't even elected or didn't even campaign his father did exactly that he wasn't liked out west the energy sector after the massive question of course international forces international markets have a lot to do with the price of oil and how the energy sector does but there you're huge huge implications for Trudeau and what he does on this pipeline Quebec and the block Becua- don't support it the MVP don't support it but western Canada says we have to get moving on the energy file let's just have a couple of others national post was one of the most beautifully and elegantly designed administered and Jagmeet Singh the leader of the EP declaring I won which is which is partially true at the end ep lost a lot of they did gain a lot of ground during the campaign a Jagmeet Singh did very well for himself and projecting himself as a capable young charismatic leader he will be an interesting one to watch in the House of Commons Holding Trudeau to account And this other comment piece I find quite funny on the front of the National Post PM Makes History with a new low he he moves on from a majority government to lose the popular vote across Canada Canada but and the other comment saying he's pulled off a bit of an election miracle which I think after the last two scandals he he did quite well to pull that in an election
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"Last week you Brunswick Dr Adrian Kerr had what he described as the worst day of his life Dr Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which offers among many other this is out of hospital abortions trouble is New Brunswick's provincial government doesn't fund out of hospital abortion so the clinic has been losing money so much money Edgar was forced to put it up for sale now Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh have both pledged that if elected they're liberal and end EP governments would enter veen to help ensure clinic five four gets funded we reached Dr Adrian Edgar in Fredericton Doctor Edgar it seems that your clinic has hum an election issue in this federal campaign what do you think of that I mean runs have been fighting for ferry clocks portion for decades so this is the first time prime minister is committed to fighting with some I think that's quite an achievement but he has pledged to intervene if reelected but we've also heard that the MVP will do the same thing Jagmeet Singh made the same commitment to sat right exactly but now mr seeing points out that if Mr yeah no really did care about providing support for your clinic he's had four years to do that is that the case I mean it is the case he's been the prime minister over four years but in that time Mr Within K. sets a standard in the country we didn't have before before he was elected we weren't talking about abortion at all button and my and so I think he's opened up conversation I think he's encouraged everyone looking in the service what access to abortion do people in New Brunswick have at this point right now we have about twenty hospitals in Brunswick and there are two cities that provide abortion hospitals to Moncton bathurst is that right that's correct in the capital city in Fredericton and we don't have hospitals that provide abortions but if you can access abortion services elsewhere within Iran Zwick why is clinic five for so critical well clarify four is more than an abortion clinic it's family practice and it serves everyone you know we have a large number of transgender patients macron what's the maritimes who depend on US patients with HIV addictions elderly patients in patients with chronic care needs like diabetes let's the clinic's closure would impact thousands of new brunswickers in a province already is under served and then particularly would impact people who are trying to access the services you provide the clinic are they covered in New Brunswick by by healthcare. I mean exactly that's that's our point is that every single service at the clinic is paid for your Medicare except for abortion washing is specifically targeted by government for for funding through Medicare so the province funds the other services off at your clinic and the but the problem is unfunded abortion services that is created this financial crisis for you so how often does it happened you pay for patients abortions out of your own pocket every week the people who can't travel to Moncton are people who are facing other barriers often financial barriers so that means they can't pay for a boss they can't take time off from work were they can't afford childcare go for a repeat visits one hundred fifty kilometers away so those are often the people who are coming to us for help and and you know the that happens every every week I mean this is an issue of timely access now it's an issues just human dignity we won't be able to provide abortions to patients as soon as possible close to home as possible so they can go home after you know feel other family we don't want them having two weeks and weeks on a wait list and then go to mm city without anyone that they know to talk to afterwards I think it's that's reasonable you say that you also provide these other services there people have their family doctors in your clinic so we well New Brunswick like other places there are it's a shortage of of family doctors and found and family clinics so what happens to how many patients somebody of your clients are going to be without without a a clinic with a doctor after you coast in and now I mean we've had at least half a dozen doctors family doctors have had to close the parents is in our region in the last year and the toll community is immeasurable we have a wait list in New Brunswick for tens of thousands of patients who don't have a family doctor and adding three thousand people later are is it possible at this point to prevent the closure of your clinic or is that sort of something you can't avoid point I mean no one hundred percent possible and that's what we're asking our premium to understand the regulation is just a regulation it can be repealed today right just just they can repeal not regulation prohibits the funding and then just sit down I mean this is how we get publicly funded healthcare we just decided that it's worth funding and we've had a petition in New Brunswick with nearly ten thousand people who signed it asking our government to fund the clinic the Federal Government received one with forty thousand people so I mean Fifty Thousand Canadians were willing to speak up for equal access to healthcare runs Lincoln it's possible in this is a very doable let's be victory would you like to see the next federal government do to help ensure that your doors stay open well the Kendall Health Act protects universal and so we just want them to run government to show us they understand that and repeal regulations that restrict access and if if the federal government needs to intervene and do that and that's what we were asking for and one of the components of the Canada Health Act is that many have reasonable access and the federal government can enforce that by you know if they think that the province isn't doing its duty ride reasonable access by restricting some of the funds available for healthcare until they do so I mean I I don't think it's reasonable to ask a pregnant teenager to hitchhike one hundred fifty kilometers to talk to a doctor her options Edgar will leave it there but thank you thank you so much what a what a privilege thinking Adrienne Edgar is the medical director of clinic five five four in Fredericton which Justin Trudeau Jug me zing and Elizabeth may have all pledged to help protect if elected.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"Let's Jagmeet Singh next who I will say I think doesn't what part of the spectrum that you sit on he was probably the funniest tonight he had really good one line he has some really good one liners we WANNA do that again Mr Scherr thank you Mr Missing Pardon me Mr Scherr over deal I dunno people giving me mix up Tories Turban on purpose today what does it it was it was it was it was nice to watch seemed quite comfortable but unlike Trudeau oh he does not have four years of leadership to run on what was he pitching Canadians tonight and how did he do I think if he pitched anything successfully tonight it was himself I I know there's a lot of other things specifically that has platform gets into I don't know if that was necessarily the strongest part of his performance Canadia he has ideas there he has positions on things there was nothing new again that he offered today that we hadn't heard dental care armageddon or tax the rich to pay for it the fortunes of over twenty million dollars we're GONNA ask them to pay a little bit more yes we think they should very critical of the liberals on indigenous issues he wanted to fight hard to keep snc went out of the courts but he's GonNa drag indigenous kids to court that is wrong yeah positions he's articulated before in he did so confidently tonight I thought the thing that really set him apart from the crowd tonight was his disposition his level of comfort and almost an ability that the others didn't have tonight to be human and natural and stuff to ask questions front of big crowds and thanks for doing that I mean Mr Verde after hearing what was just said you could have just said hey messed up because those are pretty horrible tweets that you made in that's I don't mean that as like a very specific criticism of the other people like I could not imagine being in their shoes for sure Ashley when the stakes are as high as they are for just drew Andrew Scheer but there is something to be said for the way in which he has conducted himself throughout this campaign so far fact polling when it's just about his own numbers bears that out he has momentum behind him it hasn't yet translated to the party as full and I don't know maybe we that that is still to happen maybe takes a bit longer to take hold but like for the expectations that he face coming into this campaign even into this debate or Larry last week has he has I think you can you can say that he has outperformed them and I think that translated tonight he like you said he had those one liners he was relaxed he seemed very knowledgeable about his own position and like had the ability to make jokes rate and land those one liners and seem yeah humidity's speaking of he probably have the one liner of the night when cheer and pseudo arguing over climate change he he just basically stopped and said look you do not need to choose between Mr Delay Mr deny there is another option there is another option out there but he did have a very tough question to contend with from just introduced bill. twenty-one the bill act prevents public service workers from wearing religious symbols like his jabs in turbans on the job the federal government under you would not intervene in the question of Bill Twenty one in Quebec it's a question where yes it's awkward politically because as Mr Blanchette says it is very popular I will say although Mr just hedging of the question was really funny like I'm the only person who might do something I don't even know what that means how do you think Mr Singh handled you know basically an accusation that he's not GonNa do anything so I think if anything tempers the results of his performance tonight and basically every question he received in his scrum was around Bill twenty-one exactly as you described it Mr frame the question and was very pointed towards Mr Saying saying you know I'm the only one who's going to do anything and to a degree I guess that's a bit true but none of them are really doing anything nobody wants to intervene in this thing Wien legally and as you and I have talked about many times you know the MVP is facing like a potential wipeout in Quebec and they have a lot of seats that they could lose their saying is taking the position he is is because his caucus has insisted that he ends right like he's listening to his caucus they're saying please do not say that you're going to intervene so AH lots in the air for for Mr Singing and EP in Quebec.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"Lastly. I know we've already talked about Jagmeet Singh but let's go back. I am sure for Heen la- canning a young Pakistani woman from Toronto talked about how much she appreciates seeing saying person of color in this leadership role but but she wasn't sure if he had what it takes to be prime minister she was concerned with troubles. He has had galvanizing his own party. I was so impressed with Farhan gene. She was amazing We've seen a high attrition rates a lot of MP's have not come back to run and we've seen that in the lower poll numbers so how can I feel confident in your leadership leadership that you'll be able to represent me that you'd be able to represent all Canadians and execute on the vision that you've set out I believe in Canadians wanting some of that's on their side right and I think that they've seen for too long governments in Ottawa whether they've been liberal or Conservative have been more focused on helping out the very wealthy as the people at the top and it's hurt families and so what I'm about is not working for the rich. I don't work for them. I worked for people. What were you thinking. When you heard that response well for for impressed me as well. I thought she sounded like a journalist and I feared for my job really quite a few. I'm like Oh. She's an investment banker. I can't do her job. I think that is I think that is a real concern that fourteen gene voiced around Jagmeet Singh because he is not super well known in the rest of the country because he did not have the easiest ride and getting to this election for for all the reasons that she mentioned and because he has demonstrated moments of leadership when called upon to do so. I'm thinking particularly if the black face incident which was a moment of leadership for him. I want you to know that you have value you have worth in you are loved and I I don't want you to give off when Canada and please give up on yourself but he has not probably demonstrated to Canadian leadership would look like a prime minister right and I think that's what she was trying to to get. There and I don't think she got a real answer. Okay she also pressed him on the secularism law in Quebec that prevents some public service workers from wearing wearing religious symbols and why he hadn't taken a stronger action against that it struck me that seeing previously in the conversation talked about how you would stand up to donald trump because it was nothing to do. He talked about how he would end armored vehicle deals with Saudi Arabia because it was the right thing to do. You picked up on this as well but he doesn't seem to want to interfere with what's happening happening in Quebec from a legal standpoint. I'm sure there's the federal government can do something to influence that Bill Twenty one yes so right now. There's a court challenge going on that court. Challenge is very important. I support the right to challenge it in court and that decision is going to be very important. I don't want to interfere with that decision. And what are your thoughts on that. I think it I think it's difficult difficult position. because Mr Sing wears a turban and carries a Kirpan. It is a much more complicated position for him than it is for the other party leaders and that I I understand is not fair he said you know it's not right. It's discriminatory. It's hurtful. All those things what I WANNA do is I want to win over the hearts and minds of people. I'm I'm going to Quebec regularly. I'm going on TV regularly every question I get when I go to a scrum or when I interviewed in Quebec is about bill twenty one but at the same time you're not GonNa Convince people to overturn legislation. It's there the majority of quebeckers like it so what would he be willing to do new based on his principles if he were prime minister and it sounds like the answer right now is not a whole lot right definitely gonna wait what happens back and is that because he has us seats in Quebec and he is worried about losing all of them. Maybe.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"Let's move onto conservative leader. Andrew Scheer the issue of affordability big one in this election yeah and it was a big theme through all the queuing it was Brian Stewart from British Columbia Ashir what he would you to put more money back into the pockets of ordinary. Canadians and sheer talked about different types of tax rebates. He's like immediately went into this bringing back to the green public transit tax credit. We're GONNA TAKE THE GST and H. T. Off of home heating bills we're going to bring in the green home renovation tax credit that will light my wife and I don't own a home like thousands of Canadians ratings. We rent in the last two years alone. We've been at moved twice because of addictions. RENTA's increased from about thirty five percent of our after tax income to almost sixty percent in eighteen months. We can't save green home. Renovations and the pursuit of homeownership keeps going away away away from US sixty sixty percent of his after-tax take home. That was an extraordinary number. you know as you mentioned the. Conservatives have framed their whole campaign around making life more affordable. The ball did Brian seemed satisfied with the answers that he was getting well so Brian is from surrogacy which might explain why things are so expensive for him at least partly and obviously was very nervous and very passionate about trying to get some answers and I think he reflects a lot of Canadians concerns that they're getting by but just you know just and at he's in his forties early forties the the idea that he could ever own a home is pretty pretty much nonexistent for him. What understeer told Brian so one of the things that I've announced that we are going to rework the stress test. it's had a lot of unintended consequences and we're going to bring back thirty year mortgages for first time home buyers making that the dream of homeownership were acceptable. Now that is something that was in place back in two thousand was an eight and that in Florida the former finance minister tightened up because there was so much turmoil in the world and there was a housing bubble that collapsed and so they moved to twenty five year amortization so when when sheer after he had mentioned these tax credits that wouldn't be of any use to Brian when she said well. We've also got this. That was quite good. Brian was quite pleased with the answer and thought that maybe there would be some opportunities for him so that was that was an interesting moment because they're almost wasn't answer right Brian. I I find this discussion and I find this discussion interesting and I know we could use an entire podcast around it because I know there are also criticisms of making organization because you could drive prices up because more people are coming into the market so you know this issue in and of itself as any. If you can't afford Gortat then why would you maybe you shouldn't be having a WHO's fried ears it can it can in terms of public policy. There's lots of questions about whether it makes sense. I'm talking about cost of living challenges. There's also this really great exchange thought between jug meet saying and Sunny Rashwan an so sunny he's in the finance industry. I think he was was essentially pressing saying on how the DP is going to pay for. All of these promises that they're making to make your life more affordable. It's good to see that the MVP is coming around now now and saying hey guys we'll give you nine billion dollars in national debt to care program few billion dollars spent on farmers program. Affordability is already hard all right. How do I know how do we know how the MVP is going to pay for billions and billions and billions of promises over and above what we already have and what were your thoughts. What's when you were watching that exchange yeah he was good. I actually saw he and he he wanted more than five minutes actually he he he kept saying to me. I have a note district. Will I think he wanted assurances that that these huge costly public services that the enemy is promising mostly the universal whether it daycare or Pharma care would not come back to bite him in the bud or his kids and the Butler by having to somehow dig us out of a hole and raises taxes. We actually increased revenue on the super rich as well as the wealthiest okay so that means you will raise my taxes. It's not at all not at all. Not One percent not not one person. You won't rack up anymore. No we're going to close offshore tax havens. We're GONNA do all sorts of things that that means it will have more revenue the thing that Jagmeet Singh didn't didn't and and wasn't willing to talk about was what would be an acceptable deficit right at the end EP or whether they're willing to balance the books until we see accosted platform from the MVP. I think sunny can't get the answers that he wants.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
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"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"These criticisms of unpreparedness it didn't they didn't just come from this incident right like no he was criticized for not knowing his party's position on the Firearms Bill and having to ask a colleague for hope all in the middle of a news conference. Can you tell us whether or not your caucus behind behind you in supporting this at this point. I'm I'm just a moment to clarify time. He was confused about a recent development. In China. Canada relations will doing a TV interview. The ambassador from China accused Canada of quote white supremacy. If you were the prime minister what would you say to the Chinese Janis Right now. Sorry who accuse you of white supremacy the the ambassador knew what do you make of criticisms that he just isn't prepared and and perhaps doesn't yet have the policy Gravitas to lead the MVP to victory. I think that he has learned from from that is well. You know he probably wasn't prepared for those interviews. He didn't know what his party's policy is but so far on the campaign he he seems to have learned from that and at the events when you ask him questions about the costing about the details. He seems to have all of those answers. He hasn't been caught up like he. He has in those you know standing in front of a television not knowing what is happening that was a learning curve for him and he seems is to have move forward from that at this point. I'm thinking of like former. MVP leaders like Tom Mulcair and ED broadbent here who like I know loved loved getting into the nitty gritty policies were kind of policy wonks and house Jagmeet Singh different from them. I think when it comes to Jug neat saying he wants to use his personal experiences to talk about his policies. So it's more of a personal connection with people you know he uses the example in his dad a lot and so you kind of get the sense that he's a bit more like Jack Layton to the other to think of all the people who came before us the millions of men and women who believe so passionately in a more fair society and they refuse to give up often in the face of overwhelming on weekends.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"We talked about all of this hype around him in two thousand seventeen eighteen but you know the truth is that momentum and it didn't really continue and I want to go through some of the hurdles or our miss steps that he encountered after he won the leadership in two thousand seventeen. One thing became very quickly. people have talked about the fact that he is a devout. Sikh and there was a controversy very early on pretty soon after he took over the party over an interview he did with CBC's Terry Milewski asking asking. It's not a let me just finish it. I'm just asking is it appropriate to put up finish my sentence and at the time sing didn't want announce extremists who glorify winding Palmer one of the men responsible for the Air India bombing. Is that appropriate yes or no so it is so unacceptable that the violence violence was committed. The heinous massacre that was committed. Is something that six Muslims Hindus all denounced and he since walked back from that position but Hannah now. Why did he do that in the first place yeah well it took him months to walk that back in that interview as you say he didn't announce extremists within in Canada's seek community who glorify Palmer and to accept the Air India inquiry's conclusions that Palmer was the mastermind behind the terrorist attack that killed hundreds of Canadians so you won't announce those posters of Palmer. I don't know who was responsible but I think we need to find out who's truly responsible. When he came backout. He's to walk back. He said that there are some in the community who have not accepted the findings right Air India inquiry so they still find it hard to accept that Palmer was to blame. I think the displaying of a picture of Mr per mar is something that really traumatizes hurson injuries people that are suffering so much in terms of that loss in their lives and I don't think it's appropriate so I don't think it should be done but if someone else is doing in an event I still think it's important for me to reach out and speak to people and talked about talk about my I journey and I think he was trying to walk that extremely fine line but taking months to do that didn't help him right right. It felt like he was trying to make like like a very nuanced argument about something that for most people was really not that nuance at all no there there there was the inquiry that came out and have these conclusions and I accept the findings of the of the investigation of the inquiry. I accept them and I condemn all those responsible yeah. What are the handling of the situation. Tell you about how he may deal with the high pressure. I think would be federal leader. Yeah I think he learned he cannot odd dabble in nuances. He has to be very clear. He had to have known that question was going to be asked of him. and you know even the chair of the Air India Families Association Bow Gupta. His wife was killed on that flight. He said if saying is a would be prime minister and he can't answer predictable questions about a terrorist attack. It's astonishing.
"jagmeet singh" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hi Hannah Hi thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me your back. Are Your back from the campaign trail. You're just for a couple of weeks. Okay okay good and then and then what you go back out I go back out with the Liberals and then I end with n DP leader Jagmeet Singh thing so I kinda miss being out on the campaign trail. You get used to it good. Well I mean. It sounds like you'll be back out very soon forward to but but let's talk about Doug me today. That's why we're here and I want to start with what happened last week. So I know that you were on the campaign trail with Jagmeet Singh when the first photo of Justin Trudeau in Brown face surfaced and as people may remember Jug me spoke to times at night and the second time was really emotional the so many people in this country that believe leaving taking care of one another. I know it's hard to believe right now but there are tell me what was happening behind the scenes. Yeah let me tell you why he did to responses to those photos so it was out of town hall. It was a regular town hall there about one hundred people crammed into the room and it was a really diverse crowd in that room to and that's when the Time magazine story broke seeing hadn't seen the photo when reporters asked for his reaction the report that asks the question made sure to mention that the prime minister's Office had confirmed that Trudeau was wearing during black face and a photo and it was back in two thousand and one before he was prime minister before he was a politician. I'm wondering what you think about this and the response from sing you could see that he was emotional about it. There was almost a gasp in the room from the people. There and sing took a deep breath. He thought about it for a few seconds cans. What's troubling. It's really it's insulting anytime we hear examples of Brown face black facing. It's really it's it's. It's making a mockery. Korea someone for what they live in what the relived experiences are I think he needs answer for it and the room agreed applauding the leader so as Trudeau then held his press conference on the plane. I shouldn't have been I should've known better but I didn't and the movie story. We are on a bus. we were told that sing would speak against so sing watched Justin Trudeau and his response in his hotel room. He made some calls to some people and one of those calls was the reason he came back in front of a camera and yeah yeah it was like it was one of the calls to his friend. Yes sort of reference that in the speech when I responded earlier I hadn't seen the image itself love and seeing the image jarred me and I wasn't sure if I wanted to come out and give a statement but I got a message from a friend and we don't know what that friends said to him exactly but we do know he addressed it and he got extremely emotional in front of the camera. You could see that he was upset. His eyes were watering but also that conversation with someone who didn't want to identify didn't want to go into great detail about it. We assume that person was bullied. The lead that the image affected that person and that person was unable to fight back in their own experience and talked about the Fazlullah auto races amount in my life and I can be honest with you. I thought back when I eight races my father my this but there's a lot of people that weren't able to do that. One of my friends told me how he wasn't able to do that to speak to all of their talk to all the kids out there all the folks who live this hour grown up and are still feeling the pain of racism. I want you to you know that you might feel like giving up in Canada. You might feel like giving up on yourself. I want you to know that you have value you have worth and you are loved and I don't want you to give off with Canada and please. Don't give up on yourselves. He was leader praised on how he handled it yeah it was just one of those moments you know. It really reminded me of that moment with the heckler back in two thousand seventeen at that moment that we talked about in the intro. He's he's really calm. He's he's very classy. See you know growing up as Brown skin turbine bearded man that I face things like this before. It's not it's not a problem. We can deal with it. Let's go back in time. What were the expectations dictation of him. At that point. I think those expectations were pretty high of him because people when they see him in a room want to listen to him want to learn more more about him but it doesn't translate sometimes through a television set but why do you think that is. I think there's this barrier. I think you know even with us on TV. You have to push harder in order to get that message across to for people to know who you are and I think I think that was part of his problem at first to is that he couldn't push that forward but on the campaign you know you see that he knows how to deal L. If unmanaged difficult situations two we are talking about the heckler and that almost seems like when he addresses these people he's taking a page from Michelle Obama's Thomason late book. No our motto is when they go low. We go hi and then even on the campaign. Jamie there was an event in Montreal where where there was a heckler that disrupted that and seeing pipes up and says look let me give you a hug you know you're disrupting this and he goes up and he does give a hug disarming the guy and you can see the guy in the video going saying Oh good hug good house good. He's not the best idea. We've got all these young. He didn't go back to a little bit of protesting but you could tell the totally disarms yeah and he handles these situations by remaining remaining calm he handles them with class in this is his brand though love and courage right the title of his book yeah so he is charismatic person he's very genyk and after that incident with a Heckler earlier on too many thought he could potentially compete with Justin Trudeau uh-huh celebrity in particular you know the shine was kind of wearing off troodos fresh face image and sing was potentially seen as the guy who could win the hearts of voters on the left. Those progressive voters.
Resignation scandal mars Trudeau's shiny image
"Trudeau swept into power in Canada in two thousand fifteen championing equality, openness and social Justice, but the resignation of his attorney general who will let's shoot face pressure to go easy on one of the country's biggest companies in corruption case has dented this image. Nikki Zena discusses the case in what it means for Trudeau in the liberal party with Ravi, Matt and Amy Williams. Amy, tell us first about the company involved. SNC lavaman will the company has a few things, but bowling engineering company that works mainly with mining and energy services. So in this case, it's been accused of bribing Libyan officials around the time when he was in power. This is not as I brush with bribery, allegations the World Bank, actually, blacklisted its main subsidiary from bidding on projects and its own global corruption policy and that happened in two thousand thirteen over a project. It was worth on in Bangladesh. The key thing about the company in the stories that employs around nine thousand people across Canada. Most of those are in Quebec, which is the home for just intruders constituency in Montreal what was the attorney general's involvement, which Wilson rape, bogey Torney general. She was in a position to come up with the prosecution agreement with the company that would basically have seen him set. Lots of court avoiding huge find so base. Would have paid some money but being allowed to keep trading and avoid the court fees and big legal costs that would put them out of business. And who does she say put her under pressure to agree to a deferred prosecution agreement and why did she end up resigning? Well, she said that it was several people in Mr. Trudeau's government specifically in his office, and including Mr. shooter himself and Khushi his top advisor, Gerald books. Her resignation is a bit murky and a little unclear but what we do know is that shortly before she resigned, Mr. Trudeau effectively demoted her in a cabinet reshuffle and this caused quite a bit of upset. She initially refused to take the first portfolio that she was offered. So she was attorney general and Justice minister, Mr. to try to move her to indigenous services, which she climbed she eventually ended up at veterans affairs, and she shortly afterwards resigned. What has Mr. Trudeau said about this mister Suto and also his adviser Mr. buck who gave testimony to the Canadian House of Commons. Have both said that they did not try to force miss was able to make any kind of decision. They just asked her the independent advice and get a second opinion on her decision because they thought it was really important case lots of jobs are at stake. Mr. Trudeau has insisted he spoke to journalists day after Mr Bush gave testimony he insisted. That he was only ever trying to defend jobs as all he's ever tried to do and nine thousand jobs is really quite a lot of jobs to be lost. I know you've been wanting to hear from me directly on the SNC Lebanon issue. I've taken time to review the testimony to reflect on what has happened over the past months and on what our next steps should be. What has become clear through the various testimonies is that over the past months? There was an erosion of trust between my office. And specifically my former principal secretary and the former minister of Justice and attorney general I was not aware of that erosion of trust does prime minister and leader of the federal ministry. I should've been in regards to standing up for jobs and defending the integrity of our rule of law. I continue to say that there was no inappropriate pressure. Bearing in mind that elections are coming up in October. How has this all gone down with Canadian voters rudely, they don't like it? This Troodos popularity has taken a hit. And it's not looking all that good for him the elections approach. However in Quebec the province. Montreal is people are less bothered about this. And actually his popularity's is kinda held up in Quebec, they're a little more sympathetic to the view that jobs were at stake around three thousand of those nine thousand jobs in Quebec. And they are less unhappy with MRs Troodos alleged actions. Ravi you've written that Mr. Trudeau is partly to blame for setting impossibly high standards. Can you explain what you mean? Yeah. I mean, there's a couple of things there. I think first of all what needs to go back and understand why he won and how he won the election in two thousand thirteen to become prime minister, we need to remember that Mr. wasn't actually expected to win. He was in third place turning to other party leaders and play the Blinder in the campaign and suddenly became. Came prime minister with a massive majority. And I think the first mistake they made was to misunderstand their mandate. They thought the massive majority meant they had licensed to invoke a massive program of change in fact, because they went by surprise by good fortune in that voters had got fed up with the incumbent Stephen Harper. They didn't realize there was a bit of a delicate balance to achieve their the second bit was they one of the back of a progressive agenda. Mr. Trudeau had a great brand he sold himself as a modern politician whose advertising a more kind a more gentle immoral open way of governing and dean with politics rather than the very fractious way. Things are done in many other places including at times in Canada. But by holdings of that standard. He also needs to meet that Senator in government now for the first few years that kind of words he did very well on certain policy issues. He accepted twenty five thousand Syrian refugees into the country from the war, which is a very popular mid both within Canada and in June. Nationally, but further into government, he made some missteps party. I would argue because of the hubris I came with that stunning election victory. First of all he started to do things that flew in the face of that cleaner than clean impression. He was giving for example in twenty-six fell foul of ethics rules for taking a private family holiday on the private island of the con, the billionaire religious leaders not only did that contravene the rules in place for politicians. But it just looked really bad. It looked very elitist. When he told the world that he was anything. But similarly in terms of the people who put in place around him, Amy mentioned Gerald butts who's as close as adviser, but Mr. bus was also his best friend. They know each other for thirty years they met at McGill University and invariably when you put your best friend in your office as your closest advisor, even the smartest person in the world will find it impossible to separate the personal and the professional. And that was certainly impression given and that chumminess once again went to undercut pretty severely, the progressive agenda that open of politics that he advertised when he campaigned for office, and indeed nearly years of his tenure so you've already touched on this a bit, but looking towards the next election, and how he starting to campaign now, what would you say are has notable achievements, and what are his failures while a couple of things. I mean, he has achieved things I talked with the Syrian refugee policy. He's also legalized cannabis which was a big campaign promise of his and he certainly tried to create a different impression of how poses can be done. But if you count all the things where he failed in the city meet the targets, he said, they include reforming the electoral system. He hasn't done that finding a way of building a pipeline from the oil signs of northern Alberta to the Pacific coast of BC. He has done that reconciling relations with indigenous populations. He hasn't achieved that so they're a litany of these things where he set. Very vicious goals, and he just didn't achieved. And so I think unfortunately, while he has made some serious achievements. Such as renegotiate NAFTA agreement with Donald Trump. They're also number failures that his opponents will hold against them. And how well placed is Canada's opposition to capitalize on Mr. Trudeau's weaknesses. Well, go into the election. I think that's one of actually his advantages. So eighty mentioned that Mr. Trudeau's poll numbers of taking a hit. And yet the liberal government the liberal party, which he leads still is more or less neck and neck with the obstinate conservatives, and I think one of the things that he has to best advantage is the fact that his opposition rivals are relatively new leaders in their own, right? And they suffer from their own credibility issues. So Andrea sherr of the conservatives and the leftist NDP's Jagmeet Singh are both quite noon to the job. And they too are having some issues around trying to prove to the public that there are credible alternative. So in terms of how well the opposition can capitalize on it. They're doing the best to make sure this as in the news there. Making sure that it's very hard for the government to talk about anything else. Every press conference at happens invariably, the tension terms to this topic around the essence see Lebanon scandal and the resignation so it's very hard to change the Genda. However, the weakness of the opposition does give Mr. to who remains a very charming character and someone who can certainly connect with people gives them a plausible chance going into the election. So Amy what happens with the SNC level in case after this? We could you will rape with decision was not offer the prosecution agreement which means they have to go to trial. So there's already a hearing underway and a criminal trial will probably happen within an ear. Yes. Data what AB said, although wasn't able to make sure this is going to trawl from what it seems the political stray hasn't ended a lot of pressure on the top civil servant in Canada. Who's also been drawn into the affair and his role there further questions the opposition is raising about whether they'll process of how cases like this handled is inappropriate. And whether in fact. An independent third party should Judy Kate over the process. So the politics is obviously very strong and carrying on. And the opposite is gonna do their best to make sure this stays in the headlines. And of course, our media colleagues are watching very closely in Canada too.
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"If he wants to run for election, say as soon as tomorrow, what would he be able to say he's delivered dizzy, have a significant policy accomplishment that he can put in front of the Canadian voters and say, look, I did this. Yeah, there's two or three things. One is that he did change the sort of redistribution of income through family benefits and things like that. And they felt that as a a very significant thing. I think a major thing that he has done is he has moved forward with carbon taxes and climate change plan, which did not exist in Canada for now, the carbon taxes had yet to go in effect in all parts of the country, and that's going to be a real political baffle. But that's certainly a very significant change from the way Canada was running the decade prior to his rival. So those would be two major things. And just thinking in terms of a campaign, if you're looking at Justin Trudeau from the perspective, all Vondry shave from the conservative party Jagmeet Singh from the new Democratic Party, where would they perceive him as vulnerable if you trying to hit Trudeau? Where would you hit him. Yeah, that's a good question. I think. I mean, one of the things they're going to hit him on his, you know, he kind of above you that he doesn't really, you know, worry about the nuts and bolts of jobs, and you know getting people to work and making sure the ordinary person is okay and that he's, you know, so much concerned with virtue signaling and liberal left policies and things like that. That aren't substantiative that he's more of an image man than you know, elbow, grease prime minister. And I think that's definitely the sort of thing that the conservatives we'll go after him on. I think. I think Troodos big effort will be to say the conservatives now are like the conservatives in the past kind of austere kind of secretive and polarizing like Donald Trump in the United States and like Pau populists rambler combo clock with the globe and mail in Ottawa. Thank you for joining us..
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"A 38 raw the yearold lawyer and seek jagmeet singh faces a considerable rebuilding job the new democrats lost fifty nine seats in the most recent general election in 2015 but remain the third largest party encountered this parliament and what will hopefully become the world's biggest trees officially half built us company tesla is building a one hundred megawatt wind charged lithium battery in south australia following a bets between tuzla c o alone mosque and destroyed an software mogul mike cannon brooks missed a mosque said he could build it in one hundred days will the blackout plagued state would not have to pay forward as the countdown began officially on september 30th tuzla appear to be well ahead of schedule but bonus and welcome to tonight's monocle daily with me andrew miller it walls the two hundred and seventy third mass shooting recorded in the united states this year alone it is the deadliest such incident in modern american history at least fifty eight people are now known to have been killed more than five hundred injured when a gunman on the thirty second floor of the muddle mandalay bay hotel in las vegas opened fire on a crowd attempting an open a music festival the gunman named a 64yearold steven paddock shot himself dead as police approached his room where he had more than nineteen guns to hand islamic state has since claimed responsibility for the attack for law enforcement authorities did not appear to be taking this prospect terribly seriously i'm joint first of all by casey miro a journalist with npr in las vegas a casey first of all what's the very latest you're hearing where you are.
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