Here is an interesting comparison between the NDP support 8-5 months before the election in 2011 compared to the same period now in 2015. Back in 2011, support was in the mid teens at this time and didn’t start to rise until closer to the election. But in 2015, support was in the upper teens and has gradually risen (with a jump at the end of the period) to close to 30 in the same period. So, the NDP support this time around is much stronger, double what it was at the same time before the previous election. They are (Read more…)
I was nudged into writing this via an article written by Bill Tieleman who, as his Tyee bio reports is a regular Tyee contributor who writes a column on B.C. politics every Tuesday in 24 Hours newspaper He was also instrumental in working to have the HST brought before a referendum thanks to British Columbia’s citizen initiative [...]
So, there we have it: the Cons have a majority government. The NDP is the official opposition. Iggy led the Liberal party to a historic low in the house. The BQ is all but decimated and, at this point, Elizabeth May of the Greens might have won a seat for her party – finally. (Update – she won.)
Polls showed last week that the Big Orange Surge towards the NDP was a force but no one predicted this tsunami.
Ignatieff, who may have lost his seat at the time of this writing, (update: he lost it) was never an (Read more…)
Will Jack Layton be our new overlord?
Will Michael Ignatieff’s ego finally implode?
Will Stephen Harper cry like a baby?
Is this Gilles’ last stand?
Will Elizabeth May finally get a seat in the house?
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