Posts Tagged ‘ Liberal-NDP co-operation in Canada ’

Citizen X’s top half dozen issues — Ontario election, Abolishing monarchy, India on Ukraine, Indigenous Reconciliation, Arctic sovereignty, Anhad Accord

Apr 22nd, 2022 | By | Category: In Brief

SPECIAL FROM THE DEMOCRATIC DESKTOP OF CITIZEN X, BUCKHORN, ON. K0L 0C1. 22 APRIL 2022. At last it’s starting to seem like spring in Southern Ontario. Looking at the minor forest outside through a large back window, as I sit in front of this smaller screen on the electronic highway, I am inspired to compile […]



Giving Canadians stable progressive government for the next three years in a stormy global village

Apr 15th, 2022 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

“LAMENT FOR A NATION”. COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON, 15 APRIL 2022. According to pollster Nik Nanos the recent “Budget promises haven’t increased Liberal support” in Canadian federal politics. But this may not matter much. The March 22 “Supply and Confidence Agreement” between the Justin Trudeau Liberals and Jagmeet Singh New Democrats likely enough means that […]



No kind of formal Liberal-NDP accord in Ottawa after 2021 election for now?

Nov 9th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

FROM THE COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, GANATSEKWYAGON, ON. NOVEMBER 9, 2021. Liberal-NDP co-operation in Canadian federal politics — albeit mostly informal — has a history that goes back to the beginnings of the modern New Democratic Party in the 1960s. But it looks like rumoured prospects of some 2021 formal agreement, broadly on the model of the […]



Will Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats steal Trudeau Liberals’ majority government? (And/or does it really matter?)

Aug 12th, 2021 | By | Category: In Brief

COUNTERWEIGHTS EDITORS, EAST TORONTO OFFICE. AUGUST 12, 2021. Today’s news that “Canada PM Trudeau planning snap election, seeks approval for COVID response” bears out much of the particular prediction in Abbas Rana’s August 1 Hill Times piece : “Others are preparing for the writs to be issued on Aug. 15, with an election to take […]



Various natives get restless as 2015 Canadian election day draws near .. but is a Liberal majority possible ??

Oct 13th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

The appearance of Justin Trudeau at the Beacher Café in Toronto this morning – just around the corner from our counterweights editorial offices (aka world headquarters)  – was a reminder that Canadian federal election day 2015 is now less than a week away. As another sign of something a little out of the ordinary, the […]



How many red sails in the sunset .. should we start getting ready for another PM Trudeau ??

Oct 10th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Here in Toronto, where our editorial offices are currently located (most of the time), with just nine days before the fateful 2015 Canadian federal election on October 19, we are starting to learn that you have to be steely about the baseball Blue Jays. Meanwhile, back in the land of election data, if there is […]



Citizen X on Canadian election 2015, VI .. Guru Grenier asks if Conservatives “inching toward victory?”

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

[UPDATED OCT 2, 1PM ET]. CBC Poll Tracker guru Éric Grenier published an intriguing piece yesterday – “Are Stephen Harper’s Conservatives inching toward victory? … Conservatives occupy best position they’ve been in since the campaign began.” Grenier notes that his current averaging of other people’s polls “gives the Tories a significant edge in the seat […]



Are the Mulcair New Democrats doomed already .. or is no one still close to “the big dream of winning it all”??

Sep 29th, 2015 | By | Category: In Brief

Just before the week of September 28—October 4 began, we received a tip from the front lines of the ground war. It suggested the Mulcair New Democrats were about to implode, as the 2015 Canadian federal election draws closer to the day of decision on Monday, October 19. Now that the first day of the […]



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

Apr 17th, 2015 | By | 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 […]



Will the real Prime Minister Stephen Harper ever stand up?

Aug 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

Just over a week ago we heard that “Proroguing Parliament till October buys Harper and Tories time … The restart effectively gives Mr. Harper two high-profile opportunities … to sell Canadian voters on the notion he is still the person to lead the country.” The first opportunity is “a Speech from the Throne that will […]