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Trudeau Takes a Crash Course in Politics

Vancouver, Bristish Columbia

As Desbarats explains, Trudeau’s rise to political power was extremely quick, therefore he did not have much political experience or a deep understanding of the way the Liberal party operated. Trudeau had since been…

Liberals Ready to Try Anything to Regain Power in the West

Vancouver, Bristish Columbia

The Liberal regional party conference in Vancouver was seen to potentially serve as a staring point for improved relations between the Liberal party and western Canada. Desbarats saw this as a risky move because it…

Liberals Dream of an East-West Alliance

Ottawa, Ontario

A unique but potentially fruitful political tactic the Libreral Party was considering is discussed by Desbarats. The Liberal government was considering abandoning the Toronto and southern Ontario area in favour of focusing on…

Lewis on 'Cloud Nine' He's Now Firm Leader with Tax 'Bum' Issue

Toronto, Ontario

"From the time the federal election was called The Star’s Ottawa editor, Peter Desbarats, has crossed the country several times with the political leaders. Throughout his travels, he kept a notebook on the campaign. A series of…

Trudeau: In Search of a Hot Issue

Ottawa, Ontario

Desbarats discusses the major campaign topics of the NDP, Liberal and Social Credit parties. In his interactions with citizens across the country, while following the campaign, he believed a liberal majority seemed probable. The…