Most premiers staying out of federal election | Power & Politics

Most premiers staying out of federal election | Power & Politics
Most premiers staying out of federal election | Power & Politics
Normally vocal provincial premiers are being mostly diplomatic about the federal election campaign. Many of them are staying out of The Fray, even those currently fighting against National carbon pricing programs, some Premier so others to watch from the sidelines. Let’S ask the Premier League joining us today. Christy Clark was premier of BC from 2011 to 2017 she’s, now, a senior adviser with bennett-jones and joined us from Vancouver and Toronto Bob Ray premier of Ontario from 1992-95 heels, where does former interim leader of the federal Liberal Party, he’s also the host of politically political Stripes podcast, I was on the second one, so please download it. Did you ever campaign for a Federal leader, while you were premier had a great great time for me to be out campaigning, but the reality is as a provincial politician, it really depends on whether you think you’re going to be an asset to a campaign. It’S it’s! The campaign you’re not really about the reality is you’re. You are at best a kind of support, a player from time to time, but I think there’s a lot of a lot of examples of where premiers have tried to get involved in I’ve ended up becoming the issue with a themselves middle. Don’T help the campaign. I think that’s frankly, I think that’s one of the reasons why Premier Ford is not campaigning in Ontario, and I I mean I look. I’Ve been up and down a lot. I understand completely, why he’s not campaigning, and I also understand why they Liberal Party is trying to tie Andrew Sanders Andrews here to the Mission Ford. It really depends on the situation, but you got to be very careful that you don’t. You know push yourself to the point where you you become. You become an issue in your no, your no longer a help to do a federal campaign, you’re. Well, you were Premier and what do you think of the of the prospect of that happening this time around? I have never done it and I’ll tell you why very specifically, just like in Quebec, where is Colombia’s nanu Democrat Party, is a coalition of world and conservative. So in provincial elections you want all the federal liberals and all the federal conservatives to roll up their sleeves and work together, and so no leader of of a BC free-enterprise party has gotten into the girl phrase in 1952. So it’s it’s a it’s a different tradition here, very much like what they have in Quebec and I absolutely right about everything that he said. Jason Kenney might be an exception only in as much as I don’t want to do, but his relationships Multicultural communities around Toronto, where the conservatives need votes at around Vancouver where the conservatives need vote are very, very rich and deep, and I think what he believes is He can make a difference between typically in that cup think anybody in Toronto is going to want to vote for a candidate cuz. The premier of Alberta tells him to do that. I think those relationships or what’s going to make the difference if he can make a difference at all. What about the strategy mystery of what we saw from the premier of Quebec yesterday, Frost while ago, who kind of issued a list of Demands or asks? However, you want to characterize them specific things that he wants to see Satisfied by all the for all the all the major Party leaders, what it. What did you think of that? I frankly wasn’t that impressed. I mean, and I don’t think any federal part. Any federal party worth its salt would say you were going to we’re going to do we’re going to give the premier of Quebec everything that he’s asking for everything that he wants. I don’t think it works, I think the even in Quebec. What should you know? We all know is, is distinct that has its own set of political realities. I think truth be told the people will make their minds up tissues that relate to the federal election, and there are lots of examples in Canadian history going back to the beginning of of all Canadian elections. Of that is that people vote for eventually, one way. The vote federally another way and it’s a big mistake for show premieres to think that they can dictate the result of election campaign in a federal election. I don’t think it works. I see you not in this car beforehand are kind of. Is there right on when they say we have to work with whoever’s there and you have to fight for all of the people in your Province on their behalf with Ottowa, with whoever’s there and the danger in campaigning. I mean they’re 35 points ahead. There’S deliver 35 points behind, and Albert are some huge number. It probably doesn’t make a difference for him, but in the rest of the province is working together with the federal government is really important because they don’t have a lot of power. Execute thanks, but they have the money and they set the tax rates and they build lots of the infrastructure and they do the regulations. So. Provinces who want to create economic growth, need to be able to work with Ottowa and that’s a good reasons not to take sides in a federal campaign. Quick final question to both of you, Mr real start with you to sell the number of the promises that we’ve been hearing from this federal leaders that overlap with provincial jurisdiction. I’M thinking of trump childcare, rather pharmacare tuition for post-secondary institutions. Do you think that’s problematic? Is it realistic, Is it feasible? What do you make of it? Pundits said it was a bobble and trinket election. There are a lot of a lot of promises being made on every front by every every party, every leader, everyday. I think the reality of a lot of federal-provincial programs, tuition or or or or pharmacare or whatever it is, has to be done with federal-provincial cooperation. Let me know, thank you. You know you. If you’re going to develop a healthy Confederation, you need to recognize. You know you don’t just step in and say, Here’s a wonderful program go and do it. Provinces have a long history of running programs themselves of being involved in making programs work and – and I think, if you know it’s important for everybody – to do a bit of a real how to check what is promising election campaign when it affects directly provincial jurisdiction. Is not going to happen exactly the way it’s promising the election campaign? It’S going to involve an awful lot of discussion with the provinces. Some provinces. Will one participate in another problem says: will will want to do it differently and that’s part of the joy of of living in a federal country, more child care spaces. All they are doing is value single signaling. They saw and they’re pulling that people Care About Childcare. They want to prove that they Care About Childcare, so they say that there is nothing that they can deliver on the ground in that, and it kind of I think this sort of what we’re seeing now is we look at Brian Mulroney, Sean Paul Martin, Prime Ministers Of they were, they were ideas and I think what we have now and this election is a campaign of Instagram ideas. It’S all the little stuff, it’s all the value signaling, it’s all the talk, but there isn’t really even an ability, much less thinking, intent to be able to deliver lots of those things that ultimately provinces deliver because its provinces that are in people’s lives everyday, not the Federal government – all right, I have to leave it there, you for your time this evening, thanks so much the former premier of BC, Christy Clark and former premier of Ontario Bombay hope to see you both next week same place same time or click. The link for another video thanks for watching
Provincial premiers have yet to join federal party leaders on the campaign trail, one week into the election.
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