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The Liberals face a summer of discontent

As Parliament adjourns for the summer, CBC Parliamentary Bureau senior writer Aaron Wherry recaps this session, and explains why the road ahead might be rocky for the Liberals.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen via videoconference as he rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

The Liberal government faced tough questions this session on everything from accusations they pressured RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki on the Portapique investigation, to their decision to invoke the Emergencies Act in the winter, to inflation. 

Today, CBC Parliamentary Bureau senior writer Aaron Wherry explains why those questions won't just disappear over the summer, and why the Liberals are "arguably in as difficult a stage as it has maybe ever been, which is a funny thing to say for a government that's been through some pretty major crises."