Trudeau says Canadians not worried about national unity as Bloc sees resurgence

Posted In: News Date:Oct 9th, 2019

Canadians are not worried about national unity, Justin Trudeau said Wednesday — as he accused the Bloc Québécois of being incapable of addressing the issue that Canadians are really concerned about: the environment.

Trudeau made the comments in the Toronto-area riding of Markham-Unionville before jetting back to Ottawa to prepare for Thursday's French-language leaders' debate, with only 13 days to go in the campaign.

The past week has seen signs the Conservatives could be losing support in Quebec. The province's 78 seats could be key to determining which party gets to form government — and whether it's a minority or majority — after ballots are cast on Oct. 21.

The Liberals, who won 40 of those seats in 2015, are hoping to convince voters to stick with Trudeau for another four years. The Bloc has seen a resurgence as other parties have struggled to make inroads in the province.

Bloc Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet has been trying to portray himself as the only one who truly understands the needs and values of Quebecers.