Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian election 2015 ’

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

Sep 25th, 2015 | By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 […]



Stephen Harper has lost a friend in Tony Abbott in Australia .. what will it mean for October 19 in Canada?

Sep 15th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

REPORT FROM GREG BARNS IN AUSTRALIA. Stephen Harper might feel a little lonelier today.  With the election of Malcolm Turnbull as Australia’s 29th Prime Minister —  after a late night Liberal Party room vote on Monday (September 14, 2015) — Mr Harper loses an ideological soul mate in Tony Abbott, the man Mr Turnbull replaces. From […]



What if we really had to live with a President Trump next door .. and grow our own democracy in Canada?

Aug 25th, 2015 | By | Category: USA Today

Steve Benen, who writes for Rachel Maddow’s blog, has finally clued us in on what it is about hotelier Donald Trump’s sudden surge to prominence in the US Republican primary pre-season that is seriously interesting. Benen’s August 24, 2015 piece on “Are the rules of politics being rewritten?” declares : “Political science, based largely on […]



Edmonton political signs with profanity on vehicles not crime or traffic offence

Aug 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

There was a time when we felt it was inappropriate to use the ancient English expletive “fuck” in published writing. (It does not appear, eg, in our office copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary in two volumes,  1972 printing.) But the Internet and various new political and broader cultural vibrations since the 1980s (?) […]



Really 5 or 6 different Canadian regional elections on same day in 2015 (or Senate reform where are you?)

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

[UPDATED AUG 18TH]. The second week in the long official campaign for the Canadian federal election of 2015 is over. And the congenital regional diversity of it all is what sticks in my mind right now. I’m watching from the old East Toronto, close to the most easterly of the Great Lakes. Reading “Liberal leader […]



Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, I .. starting officially : 8 night thoughts

Aug 11th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

1. ONE WEEK DOWN, TEN TO GO. [Well … with this August 13 polling update, it’s more like 1½ weeks down, 9½ weeks to go!]. The move to fixed election dates itself lengthens the unofficial campaign. And now in 2015, in yet another of Stephen Harper’s schemes, the official campaign is longer than in any other Canadian […]