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Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

3 new polls were released today (Environics, Forum, Ipsos Reid), all confirming that the NDP has a stable and comfortable lead over the other parties. The Environics poll was in the field earlier and over a longer period (June 3-18), so it shows the older trend when the 3 parties were virtually tied. The . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

3 new polls were released today (Environics, Forum, Ipsos Reid), all confirming that the NDP has a stable and comfortable lead over the other parties. The Environics poll was in the field earlier and over a longer period (June 3-18), so it shows the ol… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

Calgary Grit: Margin of Error

They were up late counting the votes in Brandon-Souris Monday night. That, despite the fact that the final poll of the campaign showed the Liberals with a commanding 29-point lead. In the end, the Liberal vote was 16 points lower and the Tory vote was 14 points higher. It would have been a shocking result, . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Margin of Error

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: We have heading up for your net

I have to admit that I frequently read the spam comments WordPress traps for my moderation, and I often do so with a smile. The clumsy, crazy constructs, the awkward English, butchered punctuation and the twisted word use just make me laugh. Yes, like everyone else, I detest spam, and I quickly delete the comments . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: We have heading up for your net

Calgary Grit: Today in meaningless polling

I really hate to post the results of a Forum poll. Especially for a by-election, where the stakes are low and turnout will be lower.

But…wow. The fact that the Liberals are even in the game in a riding like Brandon is just stunning. No, they won’t win, but for a party which picked up . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Today in meaningless polling

Calgary Grit: Chickening Out On Change

“Well this is awkward”

We’ve been reminded this week that an 8-point lead in the dying days of an election campaign is about as safe as a 2-goal lead in the final 90 seconds of a playoff hockey game. Never take anything for granted.

Despite leading by between 2 to 9 points in . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Chickening Out On Change

The Canadian Progressive: Organizations hold forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada

Gone but never forgotten: First Nations women murdered in alarming numbers and little is done about it By: Ryan Bromsgrove | Vue Weekly: “She was just getting her life on track; she got married, she was settling down, she was really focused on keeping the family together, and she happened to be hanging out […]

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The Scott Ross: A Conservative Canada Is An Uncompetitive One

It’s odd that Conservatives advocate competition in the economy when under this Conservative government our economy has only become less competitive.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has recently lowered Canada’s ranking in global economic competitiveness from 12th last year to 14th place in 2012. This has been part of a steady decline since 2009 . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: A Conservative Canada Is An Uncompetitive One

Calgary Grit: Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves

Lorne Bozinoff, discussing Forum’s latest poll, explains what “should be clear by now”: “It’s clear by now that the Trudeau phenomenon is no one-day wonder, and that a Liberal Party led by him would be the prohibitive favourite to beat in the next federal election,” Forum Research President Dr. Lorne Bozinoff said. This likely makes me a bad Liberal, but if Bozinoff thinks Justin Trudeau is the “prohibitive favourite” to win the next election, I’m willing to put $1,000 on … . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Let’s Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves

Calgary Grit: Trudeau’s Poll Position

Many Canadians polled have heard of this man

It’s no secret that Liberals love power above all else, so it’s hard for any Liberal to stay immune to Trudeaumania when you see headlines like “Justin Trudeau could lead Liberals to first place, new poll shows” or “Trudeau could be Grits’ only hope, says . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: Trudeau’s Poll Position