Elections

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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Inflamed relations between Ottawa and the prairie premiers don’t even need oil and gas to ignite

Inflamed relations between Ottawa and the prairie premiers don’t even need oil and gas to ignite

By Andrew Steele After Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won re-election without any representatives from Alberta and Saskatchewan, all eyes are on the potential clash between those oil-producing provinces and the federal government over carbon action. But this is not the only confrontation that looms for Confederation. Behind… Continue Reading Inflamed relations between Ottawa and the prairie premiers don’t even need oil and gas to ignite

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What does the Renewed Bloc Québécois Mean for Canada?

What does the Renewed Bloc Québécois Mean for Canada?

By Shiv Ruparell During his speech on election night, Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet declared to an upbeat crowd at the historic Théâtre National in Montréal: “nous revenons de loin, mais nous irons encore plus loin,” roughly translated to “we were off the map, but we’re back,… Continue Reading What does the Renewed Bloc Québécois Mean for Canada?

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Moving Goalposts: Each Party’s Contradictory Stances in Election 43

Moving Goalposts: Each Party’s Contradictory Stances in Election 43

Right before an election begins, most political staffers and commentators can be heard saying “anything can happen in an election.” They say it because it’s true. This election, so far, has been no different – exhibit A, the events popularly known as the Brownface Scandal. However, this… Continue Reading Moving Goalposts: Each Party’s Contradictory Stances in Election 43

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Federal Election Update: Week 3: Another Week Down in the Seinfeld Campaign

The third week of the 43rd federal election may prove to be when Canadians finally started tuning in. Coming off a surprising brownface/blackface scandal, the election returned to its prior course of hastily constructed policy proposals and digs at past leaders. The Liberals released their election platform… Continue Reading Federal Election Update: Week 3: Another Week Down in the Seinfeld Campaign

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Forward: A Real Plan for the Middle Class – A Look at the Liberal Party 2019 Platform

Justin Trudeau used the last Sunday of September to release his party’s election platform at the University of Toronto (Mississauga) campus. The document’s focus is on continuing economic growth and ensuring Canadians in the middle-class share in the benefits through government action. In particular, the Liberals focused… Continue Reading Forward: A Real Plan for the Middle Class – A Look at the Liberal Party 2019 Platform

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Canada Election 43: Campaigns try to gain a footing. Here’s what you need to know about week one

Election 43: Week One The first week of the campaign did not move the dial on public opinion for any of the campaigns, with polling remaining static and within the margin of error. The Conservatives and Liberals remain essentially tied in the mid-30s. The focus has been… Continue Reading Canada Election 43: Campaigns try to gain a footing. Here’s what you need to know about week one

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