EDITORIAL – Tea leaves point to fall federal election, Liberal majority

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SUDDENLY, A FEDERAL ELECTION is very much a topic of conversation. Oh, we’d always had our suspicions that we’d have to go to the polls again this fall, but it’s a near-certainty now.

In Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding, the parties are getting into campaign mode. The NDP has already confirmed its candidate, the Conservatives have several would-be replacements for retiring MP Cathy McLeod, and there’s chatter about the Liberal  nomination. The Greens will come up with somebody and even the People’s Party of Canada has a candidate ready to go.

And the signs — no pun intended — are everywhere on the federal scene.
Justin Trudeau is handing out money for major infrastructure projects and programs and he’s shaven off his beard and gotten a haircut. A clean-cut image is much better for the campaign trail.


Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at


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