World Trudeau’s Fate Now Rests in Hands of Canada’s Socialist Leader
Coronavirus surge in Canada checks Trudeau's green ambitions
Coronavirus surge in Canada checks Trudeau's green ambitionsOTTAWA (Reuters) - A recent surge in COVID-19 cases is forcing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scale back his plan to outline an ambitious green economic recovery package next week.
(Bloomberg) -- After announcing anto spur Canada’s recovery, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have to sweeten the package to push it through parliament.
Since the governing Liberals lack a majority in the legislature, Trudeau needs backing from at least one opposition party for the agenda to avoid an election. Only the left-leaning New Democratic Party indicated it could be willing to support the prime minister, but on condition the government add to its list of measures.
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© Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a vote of confidence in Parliament that he could lose after the dual crisis, health and political, he had to face. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a speech in Parliament on Wednesday followed by a vote of confidence which, if unsuccessful, will lead the country to new elections. Justin Trudeau did not think, at the start of the pandemic, that he would have to face a political crisis in addition to the health challenge.
Jagmeet Singh speaks at a New Democratic Party rally in Vancouver in October 2019.
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That puts the social-democratic NDP, and its leader Jagmeet Singh, in the rare position of being in the spotlight for global investors, at least temporarily. The Canadian dollar has moved little since Trudeau outlined his plan Wednesday, suggesting financial markets expect the two sides will be able to find common ground.
“There will still be some horse-trading before we know the government is safe in power,” Stephen Brown, senior Canada economist at Capital Economics, said in a report to investors.
Rising Covid-19 Cases Curtail Trudeau’s Spending Ambitions
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s lofty ambitions for “building back better” after the pandemic have come crashing into the reality of an apparent second wave of the virus in Canada. As case numbers climb, Trudeau’s government has made a sharp pivot from talk of boldly transforming the nation’s economy and social programs to the immediate task of tackling the coronavirus and the recession. The rhetorical volte-face will be evident in a key policy speech Wednesday. © Bloomberg Trudeau presser Justin Trudeau speaks during an Ottawa news conference on Sept. 16.
In one of the most anticipated speeches of Trudeau’s five years in power, he vowed to keep the fiscal taps open to surmount short-term challenges. the prime minister also laid out a list of longer-term plans, including a national daycare system, pharmacare and more spending on housing and the environment.
The main rival Conservatives have already said they will oppose the plan. The third-largest party, the separatist Bloc Quebecois, said Trudeau didn’t heed calls from provinces for more health-care spending.
Singh said the NDP wants the Liberals to introduce more access to paid sick leave and end planned reductions in unemployment benefits. He also wants to see details of Trudeau’s plan fleshed out in legislation, which would make the Liberal pledges more credible. The earliest lawmakers will be able to vote on the so-called Throne Speech is next week, but debate could stretch beyond that.
Donald Trump Uses U.N. Attack China, Which Joins Russia, Others to Bash U.S. Unilateralism
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin championed the principle of multilateralism in their U.N. remarks but U.S. President Donald Trump weaponized his speech against Beijing and the WHO.In his virtual address to the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump said Tuesday the nations of the world were once again locked in "a great global struggle" three-quarters of a century after World War II. This time, he said, the fight was "against the invisible enemy—the China virus.
Before the end of this month, the government also needs to pass legislation implementing changes to its income-support programs. Trudeau is transitioning millions of people away from the country’sonto employment insurance, which for many Canadians will represent a drop in benefits.
Trudeau told reporters last week he doesn’t want an election, calling it “irresponsible.” Two government officials, speaking on condition they not be identified, said they expect the NDP to eventually support the Liberals.
Economists share that view. “This is unlikely to bring down the government,” Rebekah Young, director of fiscal economics at Bank of Nova Scotia, said in a report to investors.
While Trudeau managed to retain power in last October’s election, his government lost its majority and received the lowest share of the popular vote -- at 33% -- for any governing party in the nation’s history.
The average duration of the last three Canadian minority governments was just over two years.
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© Provided by Le Point Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday promised to create a million jobs and called on Canadians to redouble their efforts to that the "second wave" of the coronavirus pandemic is no worse than the first. "We are entering an autumn which could be much worse than spring", warned the Prime Minister in a rare "speech to the nation" of about fifteen minutes.