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Babel-on-the-Bay: In the heat of an August by-election.

The wife is usually the reasoning member of this household. She is the peacemaker but not when it comes to Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown. She is no fan of his. When driving up to Rama Casino the other day for dinner, she saw the elections signs in Simcoe North provincial riding for the . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: In the heat of an August by-election.

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Anglin for a fight (and more nomination updates)

Tweet“Alleged death threats, implied bribes, constituency association ambushes and supposed Progressive Conservative Party skulduggery,” is how a Red Deer Advocate report described the unexpectedly interesting Wildrose Party nomination in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre constituency. First-term MLA Joe Anglin is being challenged for his nomination by former local Wildrose president Jason Nixon. Mr. Anglin is long-time . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Anglin for a fight (and more nomination updates)

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: The Redford legacy haunts Prentice Tories

TweetMost people rely on TripAdvisor or call a travel agent to book hotels for overseas trips, but it is alleged by intrepid CBC investigative journalists that former Premier Alison Redford dispatched a staffer to visit hotels and restaurants in advance of her trips to India, China, Switzerland, Washington, and Toronto for a cost of nearly . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: The Redford legacy haunts Prentice Tories

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Neil Young, the oil sands and shifting political loyalties in Fort McMurray

TweetPundits from across the country are waxing and waning over comments made by rock n’ roll icon Neil Young about Canada’s oil sands. Mr. Young’s inarticulate criticisms of the oil sands (and comparing Fort McMurray to Hiroshima) have not helped the discussion around the impact of natural resource development in Canada, but he does deserve . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Neil Young, the oil sands and shifting political loyalties in Fort McMurray

Valerie Burns: When you vote today, remember Chuck Cadman

There is very little satisfaction in saying “I told you so.” Being right is no fun when the consequences are actually dire. There is no bragging when we look back in time and know that we were right all along; however, it can be important to remind everyone of what happened when it forms part . . . → Read More: Valerie Burns: When you vote today, remember Chuck Cadman

Trashy's World: E Day in Ottawa South!

Woot! Come on everyone! Woot with me! I just don’t “get” people who don’t get excited about elections. It is the one tangible time when we, as citizens, can choose what a part of our democracy will look like. As we are CITIZENS, dammit! Not “taxpayers” as conservatives like to call us! CITIZENS!! And as . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: E Day in Ottawa South!

Trashy's World: John Fraser has earned the right to represent Ottawa South as the MPP

The Liberal Party nominee has come under some criticism during the Ottawa South by-election over some files that were the responsibilities of his predecessor, and the former Premier, Dalton McGuinty. These have not been fair criticisms. I, as a resident of the riding for 10 years and as an active member of the community, would . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: John Fraser has earned the right to represent Ottawa South as the MPP

The Canadian Progressive: B.C. Premier Christy Clark wins Westside-Kelowna, returns to legislature

by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

Premier Christy Clark. (Photo: via Facebook)

Christy Clark got what she desperately needed to remain premier of British Columbia: a seat in the provincial legislature.

Clark convincingly won Wednesday’s by-election in the riding of Westside-Kelowna over NDP challenger Carole Gordon.

Clark was rejected by voters in her riding . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: B.C. Premier Christy Clark wins Westside-Kelowna, returns to legislature

The Canadian Progressive: Peter Penashue: Harper’s “strong voice” rarely heard in the House

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: A new analysis by democracy advocacy group, Samara, suggests that the Conservatives’ characterization of Peter Penashue as a “strong voice” for Labrador in the House of Commons is a grotesque political exaggeration. In fact, the Conservatives insulted our collective intelligence when they warned that “if Newfoundland and Labrador . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Peter Penashue: Harper’s “strong voice” rarely heard in the House

Trashy's World: Rob Ford- election hater

So that dahhhling of the knuckle-draggers, the inimitable Rob Ford, thinks he should not have to face the voters in a by election should he be forced to hand in his Chain of Office. Of course he wants to be reappointed! He knows that the good citizens of The Big Smoke would never elect this . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Rob Ford- election hater

Pop The Stack: Who ever said Canadian politics was dull?

What an exciting day to be a political addict in Canada. Who says Canadian politics is boring? People who aren’t paying attention, that’s who. At least four exciting things happened yesterday. Yes, four.

First, the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, was found in violation of the Conflict of Interest act and will be removed from . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Who ever said Canadian politics was dull?

Pop The Stack: Who ever said Canadian politics was dull?

What an exciting day to be a political addict in Canada. Who says Canadian politics is boring? People who aren’t paying attention, that’s who. At least four exciting things happened yesterday. Yes, four.

First, the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, was found in violation of the Conflict of Interest act and will be removed from . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Who ever said Canadian politics was dull?

Pop The Stack: Progressive Voters Unite! …Around Someone…

So in case you hadn’t heard there is a by-election coming up on Monday, three in fact, and the polls look interesting. The most exciting is the by-election in Calgary Centre where polls indicate a three way race between the Conservatives, the Liberals and (deep breadth) the Green Party.

Now I’m on the record as . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Progressive Voters Unite! …Around Someone…

Pop The Stack: Progressive Voters Unite! …Around Someone…

So in case you hadn’t heard there is a by-election coming up on Monday, three in fact, and the polls look interesting. The most exciting is the by-election in Calgary Centre where polls indicate a three way race between the Conservatives, the Liberals and (deep breadth) the Green Party.

Now I’m on the record as . . . → Read More: Pop The Stack: Progressive Voters Unite! …Around Someone…

Cowichan Conversations: UBCM Supports By-Election For Cowichan School Trustees!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes

As an old politico of the CVRD flavour I have found myself intrigued by the UBCM activities taking place in Victoria this week.

CVRD Director Ian Morrison

Of particular interest is that Cowichan’s former school trustees have received support from the UBCM crowd in support of a democratic solution . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: UBCM Supports By-Election For Cowichan School Trustees!

Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal Government Must Call A By-Election In Cowichan!

BC Liberals Fire the Cowichan School Board because the asked for more money and then they broght in a 1.4 Billion Dollar Deficit themselves!

The Schools, students and teacher’s are getting the short end of the stick following this summer’s mass firing of democratically elected Cowichan School Trustees.

This was a raw political . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: BC Liberal Government Must Call A By-Election In Cowichan!

Canadian Progressive: NDP MP Denise Savoie resigns House Commons seat

The Victoria, B.C. MP says her doctor gave her a “health warning” this spring. She plans to leave politics and devote herself full-time to her family.

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Elections Canada Out To Sabotage Etobicoke Centre By-election

There’s no better way to characterize the agency’s role in the high-stakes Etobicoke Centre by-election appeal heard by the Supreme Court of Canada earlier this week. The “independent” and “non-partisan” agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums in Canada is unequivocally siding with Ted Opitz, the Conservative MP who filed the appeal.

Opitz is . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Elections Canada Out To Sabotage Etobicoke Centre By-election

Trashy's World: Bev Oda

is quitting her job… And the blogosphere and pundit-class lose an easy target. She and her pricey OJ and smokes behind centre block will be missed. Well, not really. So combined with Lee Richardson retiring, there are two CPC seats up for grabs in upcoming by-elections. The Grits had better get their game faces on! . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Bev Oda

Ontario Liberals get second chance for a majority without going through another election

PC MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo Elizabeth Witmer is resigning her post only after six months of being re-elected. The Ontario Liberals also currently hold 52 seats in a 107 seat legislature. If they manage to fill the vacant seat with a Liberal MPP, the OLP will have a total of 53 seats. The Speaker of the . . . → Read More: Ontario Liberals get second chance for a majority without going through another election

Blunt Objects: More By-Election Talk: Port Moody-Coquitlam

Awhile ago (well, the end of January) I did an overview of the BC provincial riding of Chilliwack-Hope, where BC Liberal incumbent since ’96 Barry Penner had stepped down, triggering a by-election.

Now, that race wouldn’t have been important, given that the NDP have never even come close to winning the riding or its predecessors, . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: More By-Election Talk: Port Moody-Coquitlam

Blunt Objects: TorDan – What Does It All Mean!!?

So the final results of last night’s by-election in Toronto-Danforth shouldn’t surprise many, as Craig Scott of the NDP easily hung on, ending the night with a nearly 10,000-vote lead over his nearest rival, Grant Gordon of the Liberals.

Craig Scott – 19,210 – 59.44% Grant Gordon – 9,215 – 28.51% Andrew Keyes – 1,736 . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: TorDan – What Does It All Mean!!?

somecanuckchick dot com: And the winner is…

And the [by-election] winner* of the riding of Toronto-Danforth is…

*Refresh to see results from Elections Canada.

Blunt Objects: Expectations of Toronto-Danforth Votes

Today, probably about 40% of the eligible voters of Toronto-Danforth will vote a new Member of Parliament into place, following the death of their old one, NDP Leader/Messiah Jack Layton.

The riding is, in all likelyhood, going to stay NDP. Below is a chart of the riding since the 1999 Ontario provincial election in the . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Expectations of Toronto-Danforth Votes

The Scott Ross: 30 Day Time Limit For Robocall By-Election Applications

If by-elections are to result from the recent reports of election fraud in a growing number of ridings then a 30 day time limit might already be ticking.

The Canada Elections Act (see below) clearly stipulates that any application for a by-election resulting from election fraud must be filed within 30 days of when . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: 30 Day Time Limit For Robocall By-Election Applications