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Prime Minister Stephen Harper performs a song at the 2013 Negev Dinner in Toronto on Dec. 1, 2013. Mr. Harper announced that he will make his first visit to the Middle East, including Israel, in January.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper performs a song at the 2013 Negev Dinner in Toronto on Dec. 1, 2013. Mr. Harper announced that he will make his first visit to the Middle East, including Israel, in January.
(Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

Tories trail Liberals by eight points as Senate scandal rages: polls

The Senate scandal appears to be preventing the Conservatives from regaining support lost to the Liberals in the immediate aftermath of Justin Trudeau’s leadership victory in April. The Tories trail in the polls by a significant margin and their support is dropping in some of the most important electoral battlegrounds in the country.