Sep 07, 2021
By Jane Brown
Justin Trudeau is ramping up his attacks on Erin O’Toole, with the Liberals and Conservatives virtually tied for voter support nationwide.
The latest Nanos Research daily tracking has the Liberals at 34.1 percent support, the Conservatives at 32 percent, followed by the NDP at 20.9 percent and the Green Party at 4.6 percent support.
In his bid for Liberal re-election, Trudeau continues to try and make mandatory COVID vaccination a wedge issue in the campaign.
Trudeau has promised to make vaccination mandatory for all federal workers and those who work in federally regulated industries.
Erin O’Toole says he won’t make vaccination mandatory and instead respects individual choices, while reinforcing the importance of vaccinations and regular COVID testing.
Trudeau is also seizing on O’Toole’s confusing stance on guns.
“Canadians are beginning to know what those who watch him in the House (of Commons) have known for a long time about Erin O’Toole. He’ll say anything to try and get elected, he’ll take any position and say opposite things to people in different parts of the country,” Trudeau claimed.
Erin O’Toole is promising to keep in place a 2020 cabinet order banning 1500 makes and models of firearms, but also says it will be reviewed.
The Conservative Party platform promises to repeal the order.