Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian federal election ’

Can some kind of Mike and Jack show in Ottawa still lean Canada forward?

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Technically, a Canadian federal election on December 31, 2010 could still be called as late as November 26 — 11 days from now. (And as some will want to remember here, the Federal Court of Appeal has “ruled that the Bill C-16 fixed-election-date measures” which became law “in May 2007 … did not … change […]



Latest Ottawa seat projections say bloom is off coalition rose .. for now?

Oct 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

The Globe and Mail has just published some fresh but rather desultory seat projections for a next Canadian federal election, if it were held more or less right now. They “are based on a weighted average of three recent polls conducted by Angus-Reid, EKOS Research and Ipsos-Reid between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, and including […]



What’s at stake in next Canadian federal election could also be future of Canada?

Sep 21st, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 22, 11 PM ET]. There is still probably a small question mark beside the fate of the long gun registry in the Canadian House of Commons on Wednesday, September 22, sometime after 5:30 PM ET. But as the Globe and Mail has reported, assuming no further surprises between now and then, the decision […]



What does new EKOS poll mean for fall election in Canada?

Aug 5th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Two days ago NDP guru Brian Topp opined that there was only a 40% chance of a Canadian federal election this fall. Do the somewhat intriguing results of the latest EKOS poll, released today, suggest anything that might change this opinion? The immediate shortest answer is probably no. Today’s EKOS results are not all that […]



Good morning daddy / u heard the news / it’s another Canadian rumble / of the coalition blues?

May 29th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

The latest polls on Canadian federal politics clearly show the Harper Conservatives with the single largest share of the Canada-wide vote. (See, eg: Harris-Decima, May 18 ;  EKOS, May 20 ; Harris-Decima, May 27 ; EKOS, May 27.) In all these same polls, however, the Harper Conservatives have a smaller share of the vote than […]



Hockey and politics may still be what keeps Canada alive?

May 13th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Le Devoir may have said it best, in Canada’s other official language: “Qui l’eût cru? … Le Canadien achève les Penguins, une première demi-finale depuis 1993.”  In any event, it used to be said that hockey and politics are what keeps Canada going. And the sudden surprise of Montreal’s cinderella tail end of yet another […]



Where in (North) America does President Obama still have 70% approval rating?

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Some will view today’s EKOS poll on Canadian federal politics, for the CBC, as just further evidence that a snap spring election in the true north remains somewhat less than probable — even if Conservative minority Prime Minister Stephen Harper is still “refusing to cower before the new clout of his parliamentary [majority] opposition.” (In […]



The on-again/off-again story of Ms. Guergis and Mr. Jaffer in the polls .. what does it mean?

Apr 27th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

The polling evidence for the impact of the so-called  Guergis-Jaffer scandal on party standings in Canadian federal politics is … well, volatile at best, it would seem. For the moment, in any case. Who knows just what the next half-hour may bring? For the deep background note the two counterweights items below: “Misadventures of Miss […]