No holiday for campaigning leaders on Thanksgiving weekend, but pace slows
OTTAWA — After a frenetic Friday following the final debate of the federal election campaign, the party leaders are taking the Saturday of the holiday weekend a little easier. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is making a morning announcement in Burnaby, B.C., possibly the most heavily campaigned-on place in the country since the election call in September. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was in the Vancouver suburbs yesterday but is spending most of today flying back east, for a rally in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is firing up volunteers and doing some "mainstreeting" in swing ridings in and around Toronto.
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Election nights are usually topped off with live speeches by each major party leader, acknowledging their loss or victory, thanking their colleagues and supporters.
But since this federal election has been anything but ordinary, why would the speeches be any different?
Of the three major leaders, the NDP’sstarted first in Burnaby, B.C. — and went on a little too long. But hey, this is Canada. We just and trust that our representatives can co-operate to figure things out for the greater good.
Instead, Conservative Leaderwalked out and started giving his speech to supporters in Regina, forcing broadcasters to cut away from Singh.
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And then a minute (a minute!) later, Liberal Leaderwalked out and started giving his speech to supporters in Montreal, forcing broadcasters to cut away from Scheer.
Canadians, of course, had a few choice tweets on the matter.
It’s unclear what happened or whose fault it was. Surely, someone at each leaders’ camp was watching the live coverage and considered preventing this train wreck. Maybe? No?
The broadcasters ended up going live with Trudeau — since he has won a second term as prime minister — and replayed Scheer’s recorded speech afterward.
It all bodes well. Everything is fine.
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Only two Canadian opposition leaders defeated in their first election became prime minister on their second try. Andrew Scheer wants to be the third. "Remember 2004, Stephen Harper's first election," Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told his audience on election night after the results showed his party with fewer seats than the Liberals."He erased Paul Martin's majority and then went on to lead a Conservative government that lasted for nearly 10 years."Scheer, facing a leadership review by party members in April, has good reason to hope Conservatives remember Harper's experience in 2004.