Many members of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet are in Saskatchewan on Tuesday as they get ready for a two-day caucus meeting.
Several ministers are making appearances and announcements in the province including agriculture minister Lawrence McAulay who is making an announcement Tuesday afternoon and finance minister Bill Morneau who is speaking to a Saskatoon business audience this afternoon. Social development minister Jean-Yves Duclos was in Regina for an announcement on the Canada Child Benefit.
The two days are expected to provide solid discussion within the party as to how position themselves to be re-elected as the party of power in Canada in the 2019 federal election.
While setting a strategy for re-election and the upcoming session of the House of Commons which starts Monday are high on the agenda, the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and a review of the work done so far by the party this summer will also be on the list of discussion topics.
Polls out in recent days show the Liberals are still ahead of the Andrew Scheer-led Conservatives, but the gap has been shrinking.