The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

In preparation for the Quebec provincial election on Monday, I mapped out some past Quebec election results, comparing the vote and seat share received by each party. Click the graph to embiggen, the vote share is on the left, seat share on the right. In Quebec elections, the Parti Quebecois is often said to have ...

The Liberal Scarf: Mapping out past Quebec election results – vote splits and vote efficiency make the different in Quebec provincial elections

In preparation for the Quebec provincial election on Monday, I mapped out some past Quebec election results, comparing the vote and seat share received by each party. Click the graph to embiggen, the vote share is on the left, seat share on the right. In Quebec elections, the Parti Quebecois is often said to have ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Quebec – good, bad and very ugly.

We had all 3 in last night’s Quebec provincial election. The bad news if you’re a Canadian federalist is the PQ won, and that Liberal Premier Jean Charest lost his seat. The good news is the PQ only won a slim minority (54-50-19-2 as of this AM), and the Liberals did not get as badly ...

Impolitical: Legault raises the notwithstanding clause

This may sow some sober second thoughts during the last week of this Quebec campaign: “Quebec party mulls notwithstanding clause to retain MDs.” One of CAQ leader Francois Legault’s major promises in the election campaign is to ensure that all Quebecers have a family doctor within a year of the election. That’s a sweeping promise ...

The Liberal Scarf: The family tree of Quebec political parties

Taking a break from talking about Tracey Weiler and Tim Hudak putting full day kindergarten at risk for Kitchener-Waterloo families by talking about some other kind of families: the family trees of Quebec political parties. Those who know me know I’m a big Quebecophile, so I thought I would make a rough chart showing the ...

The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go ...

The Happy Wanderer: Charest Will Win

I’m calling it right now. A Liberal minority government. Polls show that the PQ is leading right now with the support of those alienated by Charest’s stance on education and their view of him being corrupt. But, I think that when time comes to vote, a significant portion of the PQ support will simply go ...

Polygonic: The case for an NPD-Q

A year, now, since Québec first crested the Big Orange Wave, and still, the NDP continue to thrive. It prompts a brand-new big idea: isn’t it time to build a provincial New Democratic Party in Québec? Will six be enough for the thirsty masses? There used to be one, though we’re forgiven to have forgotten. ...