I always enjoy Chantal Hebert's analytical talents in Canadian politics. She's been around.
The Conservatives are happy to double down on the approach that has served Donald Trump so well
There was a time when a rookie leader of the official opposition, fresh from scoring his first big electoral goal, would have used his moment in the sun to showcase his prime ministerial credentials. Now is not such a time.
Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer hit the ruling Liberals where it hurt by beating them in a byelection in the Quebec riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord.
That victory — the first at the expense of the Liberals since Justin Trudeau became prime minister — did not alter the balance of power in the House of Commons. But it did provide voters with a reason to give Scheer a thorough second look.