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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!!?

Impolitical: The day after Toronto-Danforth

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OK, so it wasn’t Seabiscuit after all. That’s part of a campaign and trying to swing momentum your way toward the end. This was, as everyone recognized, a very tough riding for Liberals to come back in given the circumstances of the by-election and the result ultimately bore that out.

Liberals . . . → Read More: Impolitical: The day after Toronto-Danforth

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

Impolitical: Seabiscuit?

“We’re right on their heels.”

Somebody’s having fun! As elections should be.

Impolitical: A Liberal spark in Toronto-Danforth

A Liberal spark? What on earth is she talking about? Well, cynics, this post is not for you. Beware, earnestness ahead.

I have posted two communications pieces here that Toronto-Danforth Liberal candidate Grant Gordon has produced for his campaign. There’s a video where he gives an impassioned pitch about why he’s running and what . . . → Read More: Impolitical: A Liberal spark in Toronto-Danforth

The Equivocator: Grant Gordon: The Real New Progressive Politics

These videos are both fantastic for similar reasons. They both show how positive and energetic Mr. Grodon is and how he is the progressive voice that Toronto-Danforth needs in Ottawa. I had the pleasure of spending two days canvassing for Mr. Gordon. The first thing I noticed was that the people of Toronto-Danfoth . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Grant Gordon: The Real New Progressive Politics

Blunt Objects: Toronto-Danforth Polling!

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And it’s exactly the same as what happened in May 2011!

This is going to be an uneventful by-election. While it is a riding poll – they’re not always to be trusted – and the campaign has really only just begun (Feb 12), I’m not surprised in the least about what . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Toronto-Danforth Polling!

CalgaryGrit: A Taste of the Danforth By Election

The by election in Toronto Danforth (or, as it must be referred to in every article on the subject, “Jack Layton’s old seat”) has been called for March 12 March 19. If you’re looking for political excitement, by elections may be as good as it gets over the next three years of majority government politics.

. . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: A Taste of the Danforth By Election

The Equivocator: Toronto-Danforth Federal Liberal Nomination Meeting 2012

Filed under: Canadian Politics, Liberal Party of Canada, Ontario Tagged: Bob Rae, Byelection, Craig Scott, Grant Gordon, Liberal, Liberal Party of Canada, Toront-Danforth

. . . → Read More: The Equivocator: Toronto-Danforth Federal Liberal Nomination Meeting 2012

Impolitical: Campaign visuals from Toronto-Danforth

Thanks to some individuals who are out and about in Toronto Danforth today, we can see the early campaign literature that is being dropped.

Take a look at the outside visuals on the first Liberal lit:

And here are the outside visuals on the NDP’s piece:

Am quite OK with that contrast.

(h/t . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Campaign visuals from Toronto-Danforth

The Anti-Choicer Loses Liberal Nomination For Toronto-Danforth And The Riding is the NDP’s To Lose

Well, I’m sure many Liberals can rest easy, for now–the fetus fetishist, Trifon Haitas, lost the nomination to advertising exec, Grant Gordon last night. There was concern that the Liberals being in such bad shape, that it was ripe for a take-over from single issue interest groups, like a fetus fetishing group looking . . . . . → Read More: The Anti-Choicer Loses Liberal Nomination For Toronto-Danforth And The Riding is the NDP’s To Lose

Blunt Objects: The State of Play in #TorDan

Announced this week, Toronto-Danforth voters will head to the polls on March 12th 19th to vote for a new MP after the death of NDP Leader Jack Layton, who had represented the riding since 2004 with ever-increasing percentages of the vote in four successive elections.

Eric Grenier created a pretty graph covering the Danforth’s electoral . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: The State of Play in #TorDan