The Tory Pirate - Politics & Policy: Somewhat Late Musings On Election 2015

My internet picks the worst times to stop working. As a result I was without internet for the lead up and aftermath ofelection 2015. But I’m back online and ready to give my thoughts on Monday’s election results. Fundy Royal Goes Liberal I never imagined I’d see the day when the riding of Fundy Royal would ...

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Fare thee well, Canada!

Fare thee well Goodbye, Mr. Sourpuss. Hello, Mr. Sunshine. Yesterday 68% of Canadian voters sent a message to politicians: Canada has had enough of sleazy Harperism. Now we have MPs elected from the Liberal Party, NDP and Green parties with the mandate to scrap the undemocratic First Past the Post System of electing our MPs, ...

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Fare thee well, Canada!

Fare thee well Goodbye, Mr. Sourpuss. Hello, Mr. Sunshine. Yesterday 68% of Canadian voters sent a message to politicians: Canada has had enough of sleazy Harperism. Now we have MPs elected from the Liberal Party, NDP and Green parties with the mandate to scrap the undemocratic First Past the Post System of electing our MPs, ...

CuriosityCat: Be a part of History & win your Bragging Rights by Voting on Monday

When you vote on Monday, you will earn Bragging Rights for your part in one of the most historical events in Canadian history. In years to come, you will be able to hold your head high and tell your friends, relatives, colleagues and strangers that YOU voted in the election that: ©     Exciting: It was ...

CuriosityCat: Be a part of History & win your Bragging Rights by Voting on Monday

When you vote on Monday, you will earn Bragging Rights for your part in one of the most historical events in Canadian history. In years to come, you will be able to hold your head high and tell your friends, relatives, colleagues and strangers that YOU voted in the election that: ©     Exciting: It was ...

Trashy's World: My predictions for Monday…

… so you can all laugh at me on Tuesday… (0) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

CuriosityCat: Forum Poll: Why Stephen Harper has only 7 days left as prime minister

The Great Canadian 2015 Revolution The Harper government has, during its four years of majority government, managed to persuade millions of Canadians that they have to vote in a different way in this election. Harper managed to grab power by cementing his conservative base, and using wedge politics to open the gap between the split ...

CuriosityCat: Vive la revolution: Why Liberal and NDP supporters will decide how to vote despite their leaders

The Great Canadian 2015 Revolution The Harper government has, during its four years of majority government, managed to persuade millions of Canadians that they have to vote in a different way in this election. Harper managed to grab power by cementing his conservative base, and using wedge politics to open the gap between the split ...

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: The Dramatic Tale of the Debates

Just a note for future elections: Debates count. A lot! Far more than most people realize. And the most recent poll by Signal / Toronto Star shows that even debates designed to avoid having millions of Canadians watch them, as our recent series were, count. Here’s a snapshot of voting preferences for the period August ...

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: The Dramatic Tale of the Debates

Just a note for future elections: Debates count. A lot! Far more than most people realize. And the most recent poll by Signal / Toronto Star shows that even debates designed to avoid having millions of Canadians watch them, as our recent series were, count. Here’s a snapshot of voting preferences for the period August ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau the only leader with momentum

Here’s the chart from Angus Reid on the leadership momentum of the Big 3: This bodes well for the Liberals in this critical last week of the lengthy campaign. It you think of the trend then the pre-eminence of Justin Trudeau is even more striking. The desperate attempts of the Harper attack machine to paint ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau the only leader with momentum

Here’s the chart from Angus Reid on the leadership momentum of the Big 3: This bodes well for the Liberals in this critical last week of the lengthy campaign. It you think of the trend then the pre-eminence of Justin Trudeau is even more striking. The desperate attempts of the Harper attack machine to paint ...

CuriosityCat: Liberal Party ready to give Harper pink slip on October 19

The latest Poll Tracker seat projection 9CBC/308) show the LPC winning the most seats: You will note from my September 3 X-marks-the-spot projection that I overestimated the NDP seats when I projected more seats for the LPC on October 19: I would prefer that the NDP win more seats at the expense of the Harper ...

CuriosityCat: Liberal Party ready to give Harper pink slip on October 19

The latest Poll Tracker seat projection 9CBC/308) show the LPC winning the most seats: You will note from my September 3 X-marks-the-spot projection that I overestimated the NDP seats when I projected more seats for the LPC on October 19: I would prefer that the NDP win more seats at the expense of the Harper ...

CuriosityCat: Welcome move by Mulcair closer to Liberal position on cooperation and electoral reform

Mulcair has shown a welcome willingness to work with a minority Liberal Party government post-October 19 so as to do two things: work together without the need for a formal coalition agreement between the LPC and NDP, and to establish a commission to examine the best alternatives to be presented to Canadians to replace the ...

CuriosityCat: Welcome move by Mulcair closer to Liberal position on cooperation and electoral reform

Mulcair has shown a welcome willingness to work with a minority Liberal Party government post-October 19 so as to do two things: work together without the need for a formal coalition agreement between the LPC and NDP, and to establish a commission to examine the best alternatives to be presented to Canadians to replace the ...

CuriosityCat: The 16 Doomsday Ridings that can fire Harper as PM on October 19: Are you in one of them?

If you are, read this article and vote strategically.  Here are 14 of the 16 Doomsday Ridings that can guarantee that Harper is given a pink slip on election day: And, here, to illustrate how it works, are the other 2 ridings: So who wins if the 16 Doomsday Ridings do vote strategically? Firstly, Canada ...

CuriosityCat: The 16 Doomsday Ridings that can fire Harper as PM on October 19: Are you in one of them?

If you are, read this article and vote strategically.  Here are 14 of the 16 Doomsday Ridings that can guarantee that Harper is given a pink slip on election day: And, here, to illustrate how it works, are the other 2 ridings: So who wins if the 16 Doomsday Ridings do vote strategically? Firstly, Canada ...

CuriosityCat: If this holds, Stephen Harper gets his pink slip on October 19

… and joins the ranks of unemployed prime ministers. Today (October 8) the CBC Poll Tracker shows the Liberal Party with the most seats for the very first time: Pause for a moment, all you progressives out there, and give three cheers! With only 11 days to go, the Red Tide is running strongly. Harper ...

CuriosityCat: If this holds, Stephen Harper gets his pink slip on October 19

… and joins the ranks of unemployed prime ministers. Today (October 8) the CBC Poll Tracker shows the Liberal Party with the most seats for the very first time: Pause for a moment, all you progressives out there, and give three cheers! With only 11 days to go, the Red Tide is running strongly. Harper ...

CuriosityCat: Abacus Oct 7: Liberal Surge in Ontario strengthening

Latest Abacus poll confirms surge of the Liberal Party continues in Battleground Ontario: Ontarians want a new government, that will handle the economy well, develop infrastructure, provide good governance, and act with decency. We will all get that kind of government on October 19. Vote in the advance polls (to avoid any robocalls or other ...

CuriosityCat: Abacus Oct 7: Liberal Surge in Ontario strengthening

Latest Abacus poll confirms surge of the Liberal Party continues in Battleground Ontario: Ontarians want a new government, that will handle the economy well, develop infrastructure, provide good governance, and act with decency. We will all get that kind of government on October 19. Vote in the advance polls (to avoid any robocalls or other ...

CuriosityCat: The Signal Oct 6: Tories 132 seats; Liberals 132 seats; NDP 71 seats

Trudeau has led his Liberal Party to a forecasted number of MPs equal to those that Harper’s tired Conservatives might elect: 132 MPs each. With neither the CPC nor the LPC having a majority of seats (170 MPs), this result would mean the end of the Harper government, and a new Liberal Party government, with ...

CuriosityCat: The Signal Oct 6: Tories 132 seats; Liberals 132 seats; NDP 71 seats

Trudeau has led his Liberal Party to a forecasted number of MPs equal to those that Harper’s tired Conservatives might elect: 132 MPs each. With neither the CPC nor the LPC having a majority of seats (170 MPs), this result would mean the end of the Harper government, and a new Liberal Party government, with ...

CuriosityCat: Another 4 LPC seats and Harper resigns on October 19

The Poll Tracker for October 5 shows the steady surge of Liberal Party votes, and translates the various polls into a national seat projection. Harper told Peter Mansbridge that if the Conservatives won one seat less than any other party, he would immediately resign as prime minister. With two weeks to go, the Liberals only ...