School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

The New Trudeau Government: Policy and Politics

Elly Alboim

October 30, 2015,  12:30 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

** Light lunch starts at 12:00 AM             All are Welcome


Elly Alboim, Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group | Oct 30, 2015Elly Alboim
Principal, Earnscliffe Strategy Group

Biography [PDF 44 KB]

Abstract:

As the new Prime Minister settles in and works on final selections for his cabinet, it is clear that dramatic change is coming to Ottawa. The geographic realignment of governing MP’s has created powerful regional caucuses with differing policy priorities. There will be a new emphasis on Canada’s cities and a shift in micro-economic focus towards the industries of central Canada. And there will be a determined effort to change Canada’s current face to the world, symbolically and substantively.

All of this is the end result of a remarkable surge in the demand for change that was the hallmark of Election 42. It was a very unusual federal campaign – based on character and behavior – and driven by a singular negative impulse to defeat a Prime Minister and his government. It saw Canada’s first successful mass strategic vote and perhaps the last under the first past the post system of elections