In Brief

Various natives get restless as 2015 Canadian election day draws near .. but is a Liberal majority possible ??

Oct 13th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

The appearance of Justin Trudeau at the Beacher Café in Toronto this morning — just around the corner from our counterweights editorial offices (aka world headquarters)  — was a reminder that Canadian federal election day 2015 is now less than a week away. As another sign of something a little out of the ordinary, the [...]

How many red sails in the sunset .. should we start getting ready for another PM Trudeau ??

Oct 10th, 2015 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Here in Toronto, where our editorial offices are currently located (most of the time), with just nine days before the fateful 2015 Canadian federal election on October 19, we are starting to learn that you have to be steely about the baseball Blue Jays. Meanwhile, back in the land of election data, if there is [...]

Has Canadian federal campaign finally turned the corner .. and is “Justin” where it’s going at last, after all?

Oct 4th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCTOBER 5, 7]. With just two weeks to go to the Monday, October 19 election day, it’s beginning to look like the front lines of the 2015 Canadian federal election ground war we were lucky to hear from at this site last week absolutely did and do have a point. The Mulcair New Democrats [...]

Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, VI .. Guru Grenier asks if Conservatives “inching toward victory?”

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCT 2, 1PM ET]. CBC Poll Tracker guru Éric Grenier published an intriguing piece yesterday — “Are Stephen Harper’s Conservatives inching toward victory? … Conservatives occupy best position they’ve been in since the campaign began.” Grenier notes that his current averaging of other people’s polls “gives the Tories a significant edge in the seat [...]

Are the Mulcair New Democrats doomed already .. or is no one still close to “the big dream of winning it all”??

Sep 29th, 2015 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Just before the week of September 28–October 4 began, we received a tip from the front lines of the ground war. It suggested the Mulcair New Democrats were about to implode, as the 2015 Canadian federal election draws closer to the day of decision on Monday, October 19. Now that the first day of the [...]

First French language debate .. maybe it really is time for yet another Canadian prime minister from Quebec

Sep 25th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

Right now, I have no serious idea about just what impact the French language debate in Montreal last night might have on the Canadian federal election campaign that will end with some hopefully more or less decisive popular vote on Monday, October 19. I can, however, testify with confidence that it has been the one [...]

Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, V .. now new Ekos poll says Conservatives close to “majority government” ??

Sep 24th, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

It is a sign of something that only two days ago I was writing about how a new Ipsos poll finally had the Trudeau Liberals leading the Canadian federal election race that will end Monday, October 19. But now I am reporting that a new Ekos poll says the Harper Conservatives have surged dramatically ahead [...]

Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, IV .. new Ipsos poll etc : are the Trudeau II Liberals ahead .. at last (maybe)?

Sep 22nd, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

Yesterday at 4 PM ET the Global News site posted the latest maybe interesting story about the ongoing Canadian federal election campaign, which now has a little less than four weeks left until voting day, Monday, October 19. The story reported the results of the latest Ipsos poll for Global News : “Liberals pull ahead [...]

On Stephen Harper and “old-stock Canadians”

Sep 19th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

Has Stephen Harper’s use of the term “old-stock Canadians” in this past Thursday’s TV debate (just on cpac — how weird is that?) harmed or helped his cause? Mr. Harper himself  has subsequently declared that all he meant by the term was “Canadians who have been the descendants of immigrants for one or more generations” [...]

Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, III .. Globe and Mail debate — are Liberals really left of NDP now??

Sep 18th, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. 12:45 AM ET. I agree with all those who say the Globe and Mail debate on the economy from Calgary last night, among Mssrs. Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau (with Globe editor-in-chief David Walmsley also playing a role) did not exactly move the leading political indicators. Not long before the great contest began [...]