Leona Alleslev, the Toronto-area member of Parliament who left Justin Trudeau’s government for Andrew Scheer’s opposition in September, said the desperate state of the country justified her treachery.
“For the first time in many years, Canadians don’t believe that tomorrow will be better than today,” she said in the written statement that accompanied her walk across the floor of the House of Commons. “This is not a strong economy.”
Dave McKay, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Canada, sees things differently.
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