Posts Tagged ‘ Jagmeet Singh ’

Is there a serious prospect of a Conservative minority government supported by the NDP??

Aug 28th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

CANADIAN ELECTION NOTEBOOK — RANDALL WHITE, FERNWOOD PARK, TORONTO. AUGUST 28, 2021 [UPDATED AUGUST 31]. … So what’s happening in Campaign Canada 2021 now, with only 22 days left until the actual vote on Monday, September 20? Writing from Edmonton this morning, the wily Nicole Bogart at CTV News reported : “The Conservatives have opened […]



Basic income in Canada, US GDP, small towns for people who flee Toronto, and waiting for new Governor General

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

FROM THE COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. 2 MARCH 2021, 1 AM ET. UPDATED 14 MARCH 2021. We have no idea what Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberal governing establishment thinks about Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz’s private member’s “BILL C-273 … An Act to establish a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income” — which received first reading […]



Can “socialism” in Canada (er I mean “social democracy”) be any inspiration for Joe Biden’s USA today?

Nov 18th, 2020 | By | Category: Key Current Issues

FROM RANDALL WHITE, FERNWOOD PARK, TORONTO, WED 18 NOV 2020 : Sophia A. Nelson (who might qualify as one seasoned guide to the new political middle ground many Americans apparently now yearn for) published an interesting piece on the Daily Beast site this past Sunday. Her article is called “The Authoritarian Threat in This Country […]



So … no snap federal election in Canada this fall (Trudeau & Singh 2020–?? like Trudeau & Lewis, 1972–74??)

Sep 26th, 2020 | By | Category: In Brief

FROM THE DESKTOPS OF THE COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS. GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020, 4:00 PM ET : We have to confess that some of us actually fell vaguely asleep trying to watch the much-anticipated Trudeau Liberal throne speech, on TV this past Wednesday afternoon. The close-to-an-hour presentation by Governor General Julie Payette in alternating French […]



2019 Canadian election log, V: How about back to the future of Pierre Trudeau’s second election in 1972 (again) ??

Oct 16th, 2019 | By | Category: In Brief

GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. WED, OCT 16, 2019. With the actual Canadian federal election now only four or five days away, it is hard to say anything altogether sensible about the ultimate result. Except that it does seem very close (in various respects) and impossible to predict. We’re finding ourselves thrown back on the amusement of no […]



2019 Canadian election log, IV : looking a Conservative minority government straight in the eye

Oct 12th, 2019 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCTOBER 13]. In its UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 AT 9:21 AM ET edition Éric Grenier’s CBC Poll Tracker is now predicting 140 seats in the elected Canadian parliament for Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, with 32.6% of the cross-Canada popular vote, and only 135 seats (and 32.0% of the popular vote) for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals! […]



Will Jagmeet Singh win in Burnaby South etc (and would he agree to buy Montana for $1 trillion US) ??

Feb 25th, 2019 | By | Category: In Brief

The background has been economically explained by Tiffany Crawford at the Vancouver Sun : “Burnaby South residents will vote Monday [today] in one of three federal byelections.” The riding “was vacated by former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart, who is now Vancouver’s mayor.” Today’s February 25 byelection “is an important race for NDP Leader Jagmeet […]