Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian federal election 2015 ’

Electoral reform in Canada 2017 : a relic of the 4½ months in 2015 when New Democrats looked like winners?

Jan 31st, 2017 | By Citizen X | Category: Key Current Issues

CW EDITORS NOTE : Nous adressons nos plus sincères condoléances à tous ceux qui ont été touchés par l’épouvantable tuerie mortelle d’une mosquée de Québec, dimanche dernier. Nous appuyons les propos du premier ministre Trudeau sur ce méprisable acte de terreur contre le Canada et tous les Canadiens. Et nous accueillons chaleureusement ses rassurances auprès [...]



Canada changed in 2015, and Marshall McLuhan’s global village did too : Part II .. Merkel, refugees, Athens, refugees

Dec 24th, 2015 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

This is the second part of our four-part year-end review for what a counterweights editors general meeting has  decided will be our second last year of publication. For more general background see “Canada changed in 2015, and Marshall McLuhan’s global village did too : Part I .. Paris, Alabama, Baltimore, Havana.” As noted in Part [...]



Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, II .. off to Hawaii until after Labour Day

Aug 27th, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

As usual, I have been assigned the thankless task of suddenly announcing that the entire counterweights Toronto editorial office is shutting down to attend another seminar series with the technical support group, currently headquartered in Kailua, Hawaii, where various fresh innovations have now been successfully launched. We leave for Honolulu tomorrow, August 28. And we [...]



Getting by in the northern North American stormy weather, with a little help from Kathleen Wynne?

Jun 28th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ONTARIO. SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015. 2:30 AM ET.  The early summer storms that have lately been battering this region have returned. Right now you can literally hear the wind and the rain in the darkness outside the back office window, here at the edge of the great lake. There does seem some kind of [...]



Will Mike Duffy trial +2 +10 just add momentum to new orange wave in Canadian federal politics ?

Jun 1st, 2015 | By Citizen X | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ONTARIO. MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015. 1:20 AM ET. The trial of suspended Canadian Senator Mike Duffy resumes today in Ottawa, some four and a half months before the much anticipated Canadian federal election of 2015. Mr. Duffy faces 28 charges involving fraud and breach of trust in various claimed expenses as a Senator, and [...]



Three new October orange wave in Ottawa theories .. Alberta surprise, UK repeat, progressive coalition ??

May 25th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: Ottawa Scene

This past Friday two big names on the Toronto newspaper pundit scene explored the sudden surge of New Democratic support in Canadian federal politics, during a key election year. In the Globe and Mail Jeffrey Simpson asked “Can a third orange wave splash across Canada?” And he finally answered : “The failure of the Conservatives [...]



Canada — peacemaker or powder monkey today .. and three 18th century wars that made two countries

May 16th, 2015 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: In Brief

Freeman Dyson’s recent interesting note on Albert Einstein and the old  “dualistic philosophy” of quantum mechanics — masquerading as a New York review of Stephen Gimbel’s Einstein: His Space and Times — has also made some of us think about what ought to be another big issue in this year’s Canadian federal election. (Believe it [...]



A new moment of truth for Justin Trudeau .. what will he do?

Apr 17th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

This past Wednesday Éric Grenier almost dramatically announced on the CBC News site : “Justin Trudeau’s Liberals lose lead to Tories for 1st time in 2 years.” The helpful chart that traces opinion polls on Canadian federal politics since the last election in May 2011 — in the Wikipedia article “Opinion polling for the 42nd [...]



Of course as current third party the NDP is bound to talk up some kind of Liberal-NDP co-operation, but ..

Apr 3rd, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: Ottawa Scene

Moving into the second quarter of 2015 may remind political junkies that the much anticipated Canadian federal election this year will probably come in the early fourth quarter. So, as some wise guys argue, the election is still six months away. Things looked different six months ago than they do now. Who knows just how [...]



Nous le Nord : giving Drake a key to the city in “the most open-minded place you can find yourself”

Mar 12th, 2015 | By Randall White | Category: Entertainment

According to Paul Rimstead (I think), Bud Grant, the old Winnipeg Blue Bombers coach from the USA, used to say that “Canadians should be more like Texans.” Today it might be said that Stephen Harper from Alberta has now realized this dream. And whether you approve or not is the main ballot question in this [...]