Trudeau's star roster has shrunk, while Scheer runs without one - 2019-08-11
The Foreign Affairs Minister is doing a lot of travel within Canada. When Chrystia Freeland goes to a steel-pipe manufacturer to talk about the new North American free-trade deal, as she did Friday, it is a way to send a message that the Liberals are concerned with lunch-box issues, industry and jobs.
It also says something else: that there are stars in the Liberal government besides its leader. She is now the biggest political asset in Mr. Trudeau's cabinet.
It also raises another question in the weeks before a federal election campaign: Where are Andrew Scheer's stars?