Party strategists brace for a long winter of cliffhangers in the Commons

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Federal politicians pulled back from the brink of an election this week — but three political strategists say they believe the brinkmanship in the Commons is likely to continue as the Liberals and opposition parties grapple over the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think that if we don’t find ourselves in a national election this fall, I think we will be the end of the spring next year … simply because the economic ramifications of COVID have not fully been felt by Canadians,” said longtime Conservative strategist Jenni Byrne, who now runs her own consulting company in Toronto.