What nasty American political fights can teach Canadian parties

Bruce Anderson on how Conservatives and New Democrats can learn from the American experience

Justin Trudeau is in New York, but most of the attention aimed at our southern neighbours is still on nasty battles for both the Republican and the Democratic presidential nominations. Donald Trump remains the GOP’s political plutonium—powerful, difficult to contain, and possibly dangerous enough to tear the party to pieces. In Canada, as both the Conservative Party and the NDP face renewal challenges of their own, what lessons are they learning from watching the races in the U.S.?

To discuss the impact of the political battles both north and south of the border, Evan Solomon spoke with Bruce Anderson, the chairman of Abacus Data and a political commentator. (As Anderson has openly disclosed, his daughter is Justin Trudeau’s director of communications.)

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