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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Leger Poll Puts Tories in 3rd

The NDP has 33 percent of the vote, up one point since last month, while the Conservatives are polling at 27 percent, down five points, the Leger research group said.The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, are polling in second with 28 percent of the vote, up three . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Leger Poll Puts Tories in 3rd

Scott's DiaTribes: Pundits selectively cherry-picking polls to dump on Federal Liberals.

Last week, not too long after the budget release, an Abacus poll was released showing the Conservatives jumping to an 8 point lead over the Liberals. The immediate analysis of that pollster of their results, and from pundits and partisans (even some from our own side) on social media immediately declared – on the basis . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Pundits selectively cherry-picking polls to dump on Federal Liberals.

Scott's DiaTribes: Contradictory polls

So we have a couple of polls out today: Ekos (who is behind a paywall) has the CPC suddenly leading by 3% 35-32 over the LPC due to a sudden “surge” in support for them in Quebec – 26% or so. Meanwhile, Leger (who is not behind a paywall) has the exact opposite result; the . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Contradictory polls

Alberta Diary: The Ides of March: Alison Redford under ‘friendly fire’ from coup plotters in her own caucus

Premier Alison Redford and an aide, at right, look on as Progressive Conservative caucus coup plotters try to remember if the signal to make their move is “Toga! Toga! Toga!” or “Tory! Tory! Tory!” Actual Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Rumoured Redford replacements Gary Mar, Stephen Mandel and Jim . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The Ides of March: Alison Redford under ‘friendly fire’ from coup plotters in her own caucus

Alberta Diary: The End is at Hand! Sure looks that way for Alberta’s PCs, anyway…

Members of the Alberta Tory caucus consider the latest poll results as they prepare for the 2016 provincial election. Actual Alberta Progressive Conservative MLAs may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Dave Hancock … leadership potential at last.

OTTAWA

It’s probably still possible for Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party to crawl back from the . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The End is at Hand! Sure looks that way for Alberta’s PCs, anyway…

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

The 11th Annual Summit by Canadian Business for Social Responsibility brought together an international panel of leaders to address how corporate social responsibility practitioners can lead their companies onto a transformational path. Keynote speaker John Elkington showed how enterprises can set and achieve bold goals that touch their core business while addressing systemic societal risks . . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: The Transformational Company: CBSR Summit

Calgary Grit: After Miracle Victory in 2010, Nenshi Almost Unbeatable in 2013

Nenshi could come out as an Argos fan and still win the next election in a cakewalk.

I expect this will be my only blog post on the 2013 Calgary Mayoral election. That’s because, despite recent rumblings about a bid by talk radio titan Dave Rutherford, Naheed Nenshi appears to be almost unbeatable.

. . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: After Miracle Victory in 2010, Nenshi Almost Unbeatable in 2013

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability: Canada’s Strengths and Weaknesses

A large scale study by OfficeMax Grand & Toy comparing Canadian companies to their world peers finds Canada leads in capturing cost reduction from sustainability initiatives but lags global leaders in driving profitability through collaboration. Broader collaborations with customers, suppliers, government and policy makers may be a key to unlocking the next phase’s rewards.

. . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability: Canada’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Blunt Objects: Redford Back in the Game? #AbVote Poll – 35.5% Wildrose, 34.2% PC

It wasn’t even a week between the days the poll were conducted, but Leger Marketing’s poll of Albertan voting intentions this week shows a crazy drop for the Wildrosers from last week. I didn’t cover that poll (though I added it to my main projection), but I’ll include the differences anyways.

Leger Marketing:Prog Cons: 34.2% . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Redford Back in the Game? #AbVote Poll – 35.5% Wildrose, 34.2% PC

Blunt Objects: Death of the CAQ, Return of the PQ?

That was certainly quick.

A couple of months after François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) swallowed up the old Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), and ended up with eight experienced members of l’Assemblée Nationale, the party has spent the last four polls from three different companies in third place, behind the traditional péquistes and les . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Death of the CAQ, Return of the PQ?