In February, Singh won the Burnaby South, British Columbia by-election, nearly 18 months after winning the federal NDP leadership. The 40-yearold captured 39 per cent of the vote. Liberal candidate Richard T. Lee finished second with 26 per cent and Conservative candidate Jay Shin appeared third with 22.5 per cent. Laura-Lynn Thompson of the People’s Party of Canada finished fourth with 10.6 percent. It is evident that Peoples Party candidate’s win actually caused Conservative seat to go to NDP.
Unfortunately, The Liberals are being accused of interference in a corporate corruption case that caused the resignations of their two cabinet members, a top PM adviser and
the head of the federal civil service. This scandal would die down soon but would re-surface during election time/debates that would eventually damage Liberals to win a majority.
According to ABACAS data, currently, 32% approve of the performance of the Trudeau government, while 49% disapprove. These numbers are also basically unchanged from our last reading in April. Today 49% say they would consider voting Liberal, compared to 48% in our last poll. 47% say they would consider voting Conservative, down 3 points. 45% would consider the NDP, compared to 44%, 44% would consider the Greens (up 4 points since April and 8-points since December), and 21% would consider voting for the People’s Party. In Quebec, 28% would consider voting for the BQ.