Going It Alone: Wilson-Raybould, Philpott to Run as Independents – May 27, 2019
Former Liberal cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott will try their luck as independent candidates in the upcoming fall election, ending speculation that the pair might make the jump to Elizabeth May’s Green Party. But what are their chances of being elected? And how exactly will they do politics differently? Esther Bégin speaks with Geneviève Tellier, professor of political science at the University of Ottawa.
To what extent do today’s announcements take the wind out of the Green Party’s sails? Leader Elizabeth May reacts to Wilson-Raybould and Philpott’s decision.
Finally, MPs Steven MacKinnon (Liberal), Luc Berthold (Conservative), François Choquette (NDP) and Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois) share their take on today’s announcements.