Thursday, October 22, 2015

Expert Comment: Cleo's Chatham House analysis of Canada's new government

Trudeau Election Marks New Start for Canada by Cleo Paskal

"The Liberal Party likes to think of itself as ‘Canada’s natural governing party’. Though they have been out of power for 10 years, and newly elected prime minister Justin Trudeau is relatively inexperienced, the party has deep and old networks across the country. The backroom is full of experienced old hands, including former prime ministers who have known Trudeau since he was a toddler. With a number of bold shifts promised in Canadian foreign policy, and a willingness to be fiscally expansive (Trudeau has said he is willing to run deficits for three years to implement their policies), the change is likely to be dramatic, fast and unrelenting."

To read the full analysis, including possible changes to energy and climate policy, and the implications of the growing role of First Nations in resource management please click here

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