The Weekly Look-Ahead

July 19, 2019

Last week, Justin Trudeau condemned Trump's racially charged rhetoric about Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer also said there is no place in society for comments such as the ones Trump has made about the four Democratic congresswomen. It would be surprising if Donald Trump could resist the temptation to retaliate to his Canadian counterparts with a smashing tweet as only he can do.

Ottawa’s recent initiatives against foreign interference in elections have been focused on Russian-style disinformation and cyber-meddling of the type that preceded the 2016 election of Donald Trump. But now the focus is on China, especially since the former Liberal minister warned Chinese officials that new sanctions against Canada could help the Conservative opposition win the fall election.

Who is the best leader to deal with Canadian economy? The question will be raised again next week. According to a survey by Nanos Research Group for Bloomberg News, 31 per cent of respondents say they trust Trudeau most to promote economic growth, compared with 26 per cent for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Nearly a third of those polled don’t trust anyone or are unsure, with the remainder split among smaller parties. Trudeau and Scheer had been neck-and-neck on the issue for two straight months, though Canada’s economic performance has been firming up, with rising consumer confidence putting a wind in Liberal sails.

On Monday Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion will be in Calgary to announce federal investments to announce two investments in women entrepreneurs on Monday July 22, 2019.

Liberal MP Anthony Rota will announce support infrastructure development at the Jack Garland Airport on Monday July 22, in North Bay.

Minister MacAulay will also be making an announcement on veterans on Monday July 22, at the Old Brewery Mission in Montreal Quebec.

Liberal ministers will continue to make announcements across the country.

Conservatives MP’s will also be active on the ground in Ontario.

A Reception will be held with Michael Barrett MP & Special Guest the Honourable Erin O’Toole on July 21st in Prescott, Ontario.

Meeting with Markham-Stouffville Conservative Candidate Theodore Antony on July 22nd in Ontario