Settle in, voters of Canada: the next federal election likely won’t be until 2025. That’s an eon away in political terms, and anything — literally anything — can happen in that time. If you had said in January 2023 that one year later, the Middle East would be a warzone, the federal government would call a foreign interference inquiry and the Conservatives would be trouncing the Liberals at the polls, most people would have called you crazy — or at least hoped you were wrong about the first one.
That said, there are a few certainties all three major federal parties will face in the lead-up to the next vote. And we got a taste of them in the past two weeks, a reminder that ghosts of elections past are always hanging around, ready to haunt you in elections future if you’re not careful.