Elections

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

June is often a tempestuous time in official Ottawa, as governments try to accomplish as much legislative progress as possible before a summer break that usually lasts until late September. June also means a last-minute push by Cabinet and Treasury Board to get important decisions made before… Continue Reading Battle Lines Being Drawn – The Road to a Fall Federal Election?

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Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences - Paul Wells from Maclean's

On our Season 3 finale, we’re joined by Paul Wells, Senior Political Writer at Maclean’s Magazine to chat everything Canadian politics. Paul discusses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance throughout the pandemic and sets the stage for the (likely) upcoming election by detailing each party’s prospects and problems.… Continue Reading Season 3 Finale of Intended Consequences – Paul Wells from Maclean’s

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Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

Doubling down on progressive policies that tackle inequality, the recent NDP policy convention provided an opportunity for Leader Jagmeet Singh to deliver his core message of fighting for Canadians. It also saw Singh receive 87% support on his second leadership review, securing his leadership for the next… Continue Reading Canada’s NDP: Preparing to Fight on All Fronts in Next Campaign

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Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

Yukon voters delivered a message to the Yukon Liberal Party last night: pandemic crisis management alone is not quite enough to take the territory into the future. In a see-saw election night that at various points had the Liberals risking a third-place finish, Premier Sandy Silver and… Continue Reading Yukon Liberals reduced to minority government despite successful vaccination campaign

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Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

The Liberal Party of Canada’s convention provided a glimpse into the budget, platform, and strategy of the Trudeau Liberals as they look to secure a majority government in the next election. With nearly 60 hours of programming over 3 days, 100 speakers, and 4,000 virtual participants, Saturday… Continue Reading Trudeau, Freeland, Carney Illuminate Liberal Strategy at National Liberal Convention

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Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

Canada’s three major political parties are about to hold conventions. The Liberals, Conservatives, and New Democrats postponed conventions from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In “normal” times, party conventions are an opportunity for party members from across the country to meet in person, debate policies, network,… Continue Reading Conservative Party Convention – What is at Stake?

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Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver dissolved the Yukon Legislative Assembly today and sent Yukoners to the polls early, with eight months left in his five-year term. Yukoners will vote Monday, April 12. Silver, Canada’s second-longest-serving premier, was widely expected to call an early election. Thanks to an aggressive… Continue Reading Yukon Premier goes to the polls, capitalizing on successful vaccination campaign

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BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

British Columbians went to the polls yesterday in Canada’s second COVID-era election. After a contentious start to the election with those in opposition questing the need, voters gave Premier John Horgan the majority government he was seeking. Having garnered the public support of the previous Green Party… Continue Reading BC Voters Elect Wide New Democrat Majority

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Minority report: Can Trudeau recover?

Minority report: Can Trudeau recover?

By John Duffy  Canada has considerable experience with minority governments. Over the course of 43 elections, our country has had 14 hung parliaments. That’s a big enough selection for some patterns to emerge. By their very nature, minorities are transitional. The entire political system palpably yearns for… Continue Reading Minority report: Can Trudeau recover?

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