Archive for August 2021

Is there a serious prospect of a Conservative minority government supported by the NDP??

Aug 28th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

CANADIAN ELECTION NOTEBOOK — RANDALL WHITE, FERNWOOD PARK, TORONTO. AUGUST 28, 2021 [UPDATED AUGUST 31]. … So what’s happening in Campaign Canada 2021 now, with only 22 days left until the actual vote on Monday, September 20? Writing from Edmonton this morning, the wily Nicole Bogart at CTV News reported : “The Conservatives have opened […]



What’s behind early Conservative surge in the Canadian election campaign (and how long will it last …)?

Aug 25th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

SPECIAL FROM THE DEMOCRATIC DESKTOP OF CITIZEN X, BUCKHORN, ON. K0L 0C1. COUNTERWEIGHTS ELECTION REPORT, II, 25 AUG 21. [UPDATED AUGUST 26]. What does one ordinary voter adrift in the multitude (and still half-immersed in summer at the lake) make of the 2021 Canadian federal election campaign, so far? That is what the editors have […]



Is Justin Trudeau’s summer snap election in Canada turning into a mistake? (&/or for Old Ontario residents will it just be Bland Bill Davis in 1977 all over again?)

Aug 21st, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS : 2021 CANADIAN ELECTION REPORT, I. SAT 21 AUG 2021, 7PM EDT. EAST BEACHES, TORONTO. [UPDATED AUGUST 22]. The first week of what amounts to a five-week campaign in the snap federal election Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called this past Sunday for Monday, September 20, 2021 is almost over. It’s still early […]



Is surprise in August 17 Nova Scotia election unexpected harbinger of September 20 across Canada?

Aug 18th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON, AUGUST 18, 2021. 3 AM EDT. The August 17 provincial election in Nova Scotia started out as a cakewalk for the provincial Liberals. Polls close to the end did show the race had tightened considerably. (See eg “Liberals slightly ahead on eve of Nova Scotia election”.) But 338Canada was suggesting that […]



Will Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats steal Trudeau Liberals’ majority government? (And/or does it really matter?)

Aug 12th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. AUGUST 12, 2021. Today’s news that “Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response” bears out much of the particular prediction in Abbas Rana’s August 1 Hill Times piece : “Others are preparing for the writs to be issued on Aug. 15, with an election to take […]



RIP William Grenville Davis — we’d have better democratic politics in Ontario today if we had more politicians like him

Aug 9th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

ONTARIO NOTEBOOK — RANDALL WHITE, FERNWOOD PARK, TORONTO. AUGUST 9, 2021. Like so many others I was saddened to hear that the 18th premier of Ontario — bland Bill Davis from Brampton — died peacefully at his home yesterday morning, with his family by his side, some nine days after celebrating his 92nd birthday. There […]



“With politicos across the country caught in election fever” — is Canadian federal vote coming very soon .. or just sometime this fall .. or even spring 2022 ????

Aug 4th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. AUGUST 4, 2021. In the capital cities of both Canada and Ontario in the middle of the summer of 2021 — and who knows where else from coast to coast to coast — there have lately been rising rumours of a Canadian federal election very soon. The mood as of […]