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Politics Week: NDP Threat To Pull Liberal Govt Support Over Pharmacare

CANADA
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  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the "supply and confidence" deal with the minority Liberal govt will fall apart unless Justin Trudeau delivers a new pharmacare plan in the next few weeks.
  • Singh didn't say he would actively seek to force an early election, which could also be avoided if the Liberals win some support from the Bloc Quebecois on confidence votes like the spring budget.
  • Housing and cost of living squeeze continues to dominate debate, with government rolling out some money for rental subsidies and Conservatives saying Liberals have lost control.
  • Polling aggregator 338Canada shows Conservatives led by Pierre Poilievre are likely to win a majority government if an election were held now. Election is due in 2025 under a traditional four-year mandate.
  • Culture war debate breaks open over Alberta’s proposal to restrict some access to procedures to change genders. Conservatives also oppose Ukraine free trade deal saying it contains a carbon tax provision.
  • Sample headlines: Ottawa’s bid to woo a foreign grocer to Canada is a nothingburger (Globe and Mail); Is Canada’s consensus on immigration fracturing? (Toronto Star); NDP threatens stalling tactics, end of agreement with Liberals over slow pace of pharmacare talks (CBC)
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  • NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the "supply and confidence" deal with the minority Liberal govt will fall apart unless Justin Trudeau delivers a new pharmacare plan in the next few weeks.
  • Singh didn't say he would actively seek to force an early election, which could also be avoided if the Liberals win some support from the Bloc Quebecois on confidence votes like the spring budget.
  • Housing and cost of living squeeze continues to dominate debate, with government rolling out some money for rental subsidies and Conservatives saying Liberals have lost control.
  • Polling aggregator 338Canada shows Conservatives led by Pierre Poilievre are likely to win a majority government if an election were held now. Election is due in 2025 under a traditional four-year mandate.
  • Culture war debate breaks open over Alberta’s proposal to restrict some access to procedures to change genders. Conservatives also oppose Ukraine free trade deal saying it contains a carbon tax provision.
  • Sample headlines: Ottawa’s bid to woo a foreign grocer to Canada is a nothingburger (Globe and Mail); Is Canada’s consensus on immigration fracturing? (Toronto Star); NDP threatens stalling tactics, end of agreement with Liberals over slow pace of pharmacare talks (CBC)