Gerald Butts will play an important role in the Liberal campaign
Gerald Butts, former Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former chief secretary, will play an important role in the upcoming election campaign, a Liberal Party official said.
Three months before the election, the Liberals are working hard to prepare for their election campaign. Mr. Trudeau himself participates in rallies to generate enthusiasm supporters.
Mr. Butts, a personal friend of the Prime Minister, resigned in February in the wake of the controversy surrounding SNC-Lavalin. He explained the departure by pointing to anonymous sources who accused him of pressuring former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to offer the company the opportunity to negotiate a reparations agreement. .
He had issued a communique to categorically deny the reproaches that were made to him.
The controversy surrounding the engineering firm would be one of the causes of the Liberal Party’s fall in polls since this spring.
Liberals say the messages they receive are positive. According to them, they could count on a larger number of volunteers than in all previous election campaigns.
Liberal spokesman Braeden Casey says popular funding is working at a bigger scale, saying fundraisers peaked in June.
According to him, more than 204,000 Canadians have joined the Liberal Party since the last federal election. He added that the next campaign will offer “a clear alternative” between the Liberals and the Conservatives.
In Ontario, Conservative Prime Minister Doug Ford, an unpopular figure in the province, could be at the heart of the Liberal strategy. Liberals say they get good door-to-door reactions when Mr. Ford’s policies are mentioned.
Behind the scenes, the Liberals have already made important decisions. For example, they announced in May that Jeremy Broadhurst, the former chief of staff of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and former National Director of the party from 2013 to 2015, will lead the national campaign.
The program committee is chaired by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and the member for Ottawa-Vanier Mona Fortier, Casey said.