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Trudeau’s betting on himself

Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 11, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill on March 20, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 11, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 11, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the Hill on March 20, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 4, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre at a national caucus meeting on the Hill on March 20, 2024. As he put it after the non-confidence vote, for 'true change, common sense change,' voters have only a Conservative choice. Expect to hear that line a lot, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 4, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 4, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre at a national caucus meeting on the Hill on March 20, 2024. As he put it after the non-confidence vote, for 'true change, common sense change,' voters have only a Conservative choice. Expect to hear that line a lot, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 1, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the Liberal Party caucus meeting in West Block on Feb. 14, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 1, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | April 1, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the Liberal Party caucus meeting in West Block on Feb. 14, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 21, 2024
Political leaders should address and allay the anxieties and fears which lead to populist uprisings because if our elites simply demonize populism, it will only make it stronger, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 21, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 21, 2024
Political leaders should address and allay the anxieties and fears which lead to populist uprisings because if our elites simply demonize populism, it will only make it stronger, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 18, 2024
Donald Trump, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden. The New York Times/Siena poll also shows that Biden’s net favourable rating is even worse than Trump’s, as it currently sits at around negative 21 (38 per cent view him positively, 59 view him negatively), meaning he’s less popular now than Trump was four years ago.  Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 18, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 18, 2024
Donald Trump, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden. The New York Times/Siena poll also shows that Biden’s net favourable rating is even worse than Trump’s, as it currently sits at around negative 21 (38 per cent view him positively, 59 view him negatively), meaning he’s less popular now than Trump was four years ago.  Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 7, 2024
Brian Mulroney at a Canada 2020 event in Ottawa in April 2014. Mulroney’s career had an almost Shakespearean flavour: he was a hero whose gifts propelled him to the heavens, but whose flaws dragged him back down to Earth, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 7, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 7, 2024
Brian Mulroney at a Canada 2020 event in Ottawa in April 2014. Mulroney’s career had an almost Shakespearean flavour: he was a hero whose gifts propelled him to the heavens, but whose flaws dragged him back down to Earth, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 4, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh during a press conference in the West Block on the Hill on Feb. 13, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 4, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | March 4, 2024
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh during a press conference in the West Block on the Hill on Feb. 13, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. If you’re currently feeling anxious, don’t expect our politicians to make you feel any better, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 22, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 22, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. If you’re currently feeling anxious, don’t expect our politicians to make you feel any better, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses his Liberal winter caucus on the Hill on Jan. 25, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 19, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 19, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses his Liberal winter caucus on the Hill on Jan. 25, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 12, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses his national caucus on Parliament Hill on Jan. 28, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 12, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 12, 2024
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre addresses his national caucus on Parliament Hill on Jan. 28, 2024. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 5, 2024
Justin Trudeau, left, and Pierre Poilievre. The prime minister may want to tap into positive energy, presenting himself as the forward-looking and hopeful alternative to populism, if only because that reflects his own persona, but he will ultimately be forced to match Poilievre’s negative energy, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 5, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | February 5, 2024
Justin Trudeau, left, and Pierre Poilievre. The prime minister may want to tap into positive energy, presenting himself as the forward-looking and hopeful alternative to populism, if only because that reflects his own persona, but he will ultimately be forced to match Poilievre’s negative energy, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 24, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 24, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 24, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 17, 2024
Rebel News' David Menzies and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Screen capture image courtesy of CTV News and Rebel News
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 17, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 17, 2024
Rebel News' David Menzies and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Screen capture image courtesy of CTV News and Rebel News
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill on Dec. 13, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 10, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 10, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on the Hill on Dec. 13, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 3, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't play the 'change' card anymore, nor can he make COVID the primary issue, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 3, 2024
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | January 3, 2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can't play the 'change' card anymore, nor can he make COVID the primary issue, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 20, 2023
The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 20, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 20, 2023
The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and illustration by Neena Singhal
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 18, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 18, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 6, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. According to some political observers, Trudeau’s secret weapon is Conservative Poilievre, writes Gerry Nicholls.  The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 6, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | December 6, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. According to some political observers, Trudeau’s secret weapon is Conservative Poilievre, writes Gerry Nicholls.  The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 29, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. There’s nothing the media loves more than to dissect, analyze, and discuss the latest in public opinion polls, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 29, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 29, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre. There’s nothing the media loves more than to dissect, analyze, and discuss the latest in public opinion polls, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 22, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured on the Hill on Nov. 20, 2023. Every so often, in a vain attempt to make conservative politicians feel guilty about opposing carbon taxes, an environmentalist will publicly make the case that the carbon tax is really a conservative idea, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 22, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 22, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured on the Hill on Nov. 20, 2023. Every so often, in a vain attempt to make conservative politicians feel guilty about opposing carbon taxes, an environmentalist will publicly make the case that the carbon tax is really a conservative idea, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 16, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured on Sept. 26, 2023, on the Hill, has charisma because he comes as across as passionate, confident, and energetic, but there's also a limit to how 'cool' a conservative can be, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 16, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 16, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, pictured on Sept. 26, 2023, on the Hill, has charisma because he comes as across as passionate, confident, and energetic, but there's also a limit to how 'cool' a conservative can be, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Nov. 1, 2023, on the Hill arriving for the Liberal caucus. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 9, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 9, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Nov. 1, 2023, on the Hill arriving for the Liberal caucus. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 2, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | November 2, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 26, 2023
If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were to unexpectedly hang up his guns and ride off into the sunset, that might be the miracle Jagmeet Singh’s NDP needs, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 26, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 26, 2023
If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were to unexpectedly hang up his guns and ride off into the sunset, that might be the miracle Jagmeet Singh’s NDP needs, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might soon follow New Zealand's from prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s lead and go for a 'walk in the snow.' On the other hand, pollsters aren’t always the voice of doom, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 19, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 19, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might soon follow New Zealand's from prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s lead and go for a 'walk in the snow.' On the other hand, pollsters aren’t always the voice of doom, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 11, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre will never make all conservatives happy, nor will he ever unite them all. But what he can do is keep the conservative base focused on defeating the Liberals, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 11, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 11, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre will never make all conservatives happy, nor will he ever unite them all. But what he can do is keep the conservative base focused on defeating the Liberals, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 5, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen recently on the Hill. The Conservatives should not see the Canadian Future Party as a threat to their left flank, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 5, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | October 5, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, seen recently on the Hill. The Conservatives should not see the Canadian Future Party as a threat to their left flank, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 28, 2023
Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a politician who has branded himself as something of an anti-populist, who’ll only push rational 'evidence-based' policies, will play the populist card if it suits his interests, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 28, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 28, 2023
Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a politician who has branded himself as something of an anti-populist, who’ll only push rational 'evidence-based' policies, will play the populist card if it suits his interests, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 20, 2023
It’s still an open question as to whether Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh can take advantage of the Liberal government’s apparent unpopularity, writes Gerry Nicholls.  The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 20, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 20, 2023
It’s still an open question as to whether Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh can take advantage of the Liberal government’s apparent unpopularity, writes Gerry Nicholls.  The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 14, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outside Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly after shuffling his cabinet on July 26, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 14, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 14, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outside Rideau Hall in Ottawa shortly after shuffling his cabinet on July 26, 2023. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 8, 2023
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, centre, his wife Anaida, left, and their son Cruz outside the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Sept. 12, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 8, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | September 8, 2023
Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, centre, his wife Anaida, left, and their son Cruz outside the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Sept. 12, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed regret about using the label 'fringe' to describe anti-Trudeau protesters, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 30, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 30, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently expressed regret about using the label 'fringe' to describe anti-Trudeau protesters, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 23, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the World Economic Forum effectively mix an 'us versus them' political ploy with a little bit of 'guilt by association,' writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 23, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 23, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre's attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the World Economic Forum effectively mix an 'us versus them' political ploy with a little bit of 'guilt by association,' writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 17, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters during a scrum in West Block. One key principle when defending yourself is to never repeat an opponent's attack, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 17, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 17, 2023
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with reporters during a scrum in West Block. One key principle when defending yourself is to never repeat an opponent's attack, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 3, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Keep in mind that the views of the populist right and of the socialist left do, in fact, overlap on many issues, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 3, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | August 3, 2023
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, left, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Keep in mind that the views of the populist right and of the socialist left do, in fact, overlap on many issues, writes Gerry Nicholls.   The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | July 27, 2023
John Baird, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It says something about the nature of politics today, that when a Conservative says something nice about a Liberal, it makes headlines, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Jake Wright
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | July 27, 2023
Opinion | BY GERRY NICHOLLS | July 27, 2023
John Baird, left, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It says something about the nature of politics today, that when a Conservative says something nice about a Liberal, it makes headlines, writes Gerry Nicholls. The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia and Jake Wright