Archive for September 2021

2021 Canadian election result — this time opinion polls were close : another Liberal minority government like in 2019

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

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2021, 1:00 AM ET. There isn’t a lot to say about the results of the September 20, 2021 Canadian federal election. It has all gone as the smart money and the pollsters pretty much expected. The exact numbers will not be altogether clear for a while yet, […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, VI : ???? (Another Lib minority gov that lasts how long ?? Or a bigger surprise waiting till last minute to make up its mind ??)

Sep 19th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2021. For this our last Canadian federal election 2021 log entry before election day tomorrow, we’ve confined the polling statistics to an appendix at the end. Our conclusions more immediately below are based on careful study of such statistics, and our own ongoing internal debate as it […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, V : are people of Canada just saying world may have changed since 2019 but we haven’t?

Sep 16th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2021. [UPDATED SPTEMBER 17]. With just four days to go we’re detecting a somewhat strange mood. There are hardly any election signs on the old streetcar-suburb street that hosts our global corporate headquarters. Even some noted political commentators on Twitter and elsewhere are saying they just wish […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, IV : continuing close race makes you wonder— could California recall vote Sep 14 have some impact on Canada Sep 20?

Sep 13th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 [UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15] : With exactly a week to go there are some slight (and vague and altogether vastly uncertain) hints of the Trudeau Liberals’ inching-ahead, at least enough to keep their minority government next Monday, September 20. (Maybe?) At the same time, even with a […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, III : polls still show close race after “farce of Canada’s televised federal leader’s debate … an insult to viewers and voters”

Sep 11th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021. Both Philippe Fournier’s 338Canada poll-based projections and Éric Grenier’s CBC Poll Tracker continue to show the O’Toole Conservatives slightly ahead of the Trudeau Liberals in Canada-wide popular vote. (Though the Poll Tracker for September 11, 11:34 AM ET has a virtual tie : 338 Canada Sep 10, […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, II : watching close polls while waiting for debates (and wondering “reconciliation”)

Sep 7th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2021. [UPDATED SEPTEMBER 8]. As has been the case for a while now, Philippe Fournier’s 338Canada and Éric Grenier’s CBC Poll Tracker agree that the O’Toole Conservatives are a few percentage points ahead of the Trudeau Liberals in cross-Canada popular vote. (338 Canada Sep 7, pop vote — […]



2021 Canadian election last-half log, I : After first French debate polls still say trouble for Trudeau

Sep 3rd, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2021. [UPDATED SEPTEMBER 5]. We have now just passed the halfway mark in the short (36-day) 2021 Canadian federal election campaign. And we are at the edge of the Labour Day weekend. Starting this coming Tuesday, legend has it, the people of Canada will at last arise from […]