It’s retreat week for two of Canada’s top three political parties. The Liberal cabinet is hunkered down in Montreal, talking housing, cost of living, and Donald Trump. The NDP caucus is assembled in Edmonton, strategizing on how to squeeze their priorities into the Liberals’ upcoming spring budget.
And the Conservatives? They’re just sitting pretty at the top of the polls, to the consternation of their rivals, who are staring down the barrel of a 2025 election with very few options for turning the tide.