A recent federal poll continues to show Pierre Poilievre and his Conservative Party maintaining a 13 point lead over the governing Liberals—with more than half of Canadians asked expressing a negative impression of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
That’s adding to growing speculation about whether Trudeau will step down as leader—and if he does, who will replace him.
Political commentator, Vice-Chair of Summa Strategies and managing director of Abacus Data, Tim Powers, says it’s not clear if Trudeau is contemplating a walk in the snow in his father’s footprints.
“No indication yet… from Trudeau that he’s reflecting on his future,” says Powers. “One assumed potential successor is former Bank of Canada, Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney a week or so ago, didn’t dismiss the fact that he may be interested in the Liberal leadership.”