Four elections in under four days — whew. Voters in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and two federal Toronto ridings all headed to the polls this past week, and incumbents were largely rewarded across the board. B.C. Premier John Horgan and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe were handed majorities, while the federal Liberals held onto those two Toronto seats. But is there more to glean from these somewhat expected results? Rosie and Elamin dig deeper into the numbers to look for the kind of signs federal politicians might be keeping an eye on… as they prepare to watch a whole other election south of the border. How is the federal government preparing for what could unfold next Tuesday in the U.S.?
Plus, the two dissect the latest Conservative motion to stir up the House of Commons this week. It wasn’t a confidence matter, but it still had lots to do with government transparency — specifically, how the Liberals have been handling the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this latest scuffle suggest about the state of cooperation in Parliament?