Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loses the status of being the most favoured choice for the PM’s position to his rival and Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, according to an Ipsos poll done for Global News. The survey suggests that Poilievre’s popularity has climbed up by five points, as compared to last year. While 31 per cent of respondents chose Trudeau as the best choice for country’s top office, 41 per cent stood in favour of Poilievre.
Khalistan supporter Jagmeet Singh, whose New Democratic Party supports the Trudeau government, has also witnessed a decline in his popularity by four points since September 2022.
The survey comes amid the tensions between Ottawa and New Delhi after Trudeau accused Indian government’s involvement in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Nijjar, the chief of banned Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and one of the India’s most wanted terrorist was shot dead outside a Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia, by two unidentified gunmen, on June 18. Nijjar, 45, was a Canadian citizen.