Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian election 2011 ’

Iggy .. ave atque vale .. (or how the Martian outsider returned to his home planet at last)

May 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

Michael Ignatieff himself may have the best explanation of why he failed to connect with voters in the Canadian federal election of 2011. In the preface to his CBC Massey lectures on The Rights Revolution in Canada, written in September 2000, he worried that “I am writing about the rights talk of a country of […]

Nothing dead certain about end of surprising and unsettling Canadian federal election campaign of 2011

May 1st, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED FOR SOME FINAL POLLS, MAY 1, AND FINAL RESULT MAY 3]. With just one day to go (and not quite that right now, to be very exact), Eric Grenier at says “all indications are Stephen Harper’s Conservatives will likely win their third consecutive election Monday night. But whether the next government will be […]

Canadian federal election 2011 : Orange Crush .. the plot thickens .. or not?

Apr 29th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MAY 1, 3]. Assorted fresh intelligence on what Frank Graves at EKOS christened the “Orange Crush” final days of the 2011 Canadian federal election campaign has now surfaced. (Orange is the NDP’s lead colour – as well as, some historians will be amused to recall, the colour of the Orangemen, who were “Canada’s storm […]

Could emerging new political Iggy be closer to holy grail than we think?

Jan 20th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

This coming Sunday, January 23 will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2006 Canadian federal election that first brought the Harper Conservative minority government to office. And Mr. Harper himself apparently thinks there is a “50-50 chance of election this year” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, as they used to say on Monty Python). If there […]

Will Con-NDP “coalition” be big Ottawa surprise of 2011?

Jan 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

Just for starters, if there is not going to be a Canadian federal election this year at least one of the three opposition parties will have to vote with the Harper Conservative minority government on the budget “expected to be brought down in March.”Â  Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff “says he wants to see the budget […]

Holiday political polls in Canada … anyone with vision comes to this decision – don’t make up your mind!

Dec 16th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED MARCH 30, 2011]. Ira Gershwin’s lyrics to the Kurt Weill tune, “The Saga of Jenny,” from the 1941 Broadway musical Lady in the Dark, has some appropriate seasonal allusions in 2010: “Jenny made her mind up when she was three / She herself was going to trim the Christmas tree / Christmas Eve she […]