Blunt Objects Blog: The Manitoba Liberal campaign is a hot mess. Here’s why. #mbpoli

In a campaign where one of the most unpopular governments in modern history is running for re-election, the Manitoba Liberals under leader Rana Bokhari are sure trying their darnedest to fail at capitalizing on that fact. I have been involved and followed campaigns for eight years now, so I feel I can reliably say that ...

Blunt Objects Blog: The Manitoba Liberal campaign is a hot mess. Here’s why. #mbpoli

In a campaign where one of the most unpopular governments in modern history is running for re-election, the Manitoba Liberals under leader Rana Bokhari are sure trying their darnedest to fail at capitalizing on that fact. I have been involved and followed campaigns for eight years now, so I feel I can reliably say that ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Yurts #mbpoli

Yurt. If there was ever a sign of how little hope Greg Selinger has of winning the ongoing election in Manitoba, it was with yesterday’s key announcement of expanding yurt (and wi-fi) coverage across provincial parks. Not that yurts aren’t cool and all, and tourism isn’t important, but in an election that should be about ...

Blunt Objects Blog: Yurts #mbpoli

Yurt. If there was ever a sign of how little hope Greg Selinger has of winning the ongoing election in Manitoba, it was with yesterday’s key announcement of expanding yurt (and wi-fi) coverage across provincial parks. Not that yurts aren’t cool and all, and tourism isn’t important, but in an election that should be about ...

Blunt Objects: Manitoba 2011 – How My Projections Faired

Not as well as 308.com’s, where Eric Grenier pretty much nailed it. Of course, people will still call him a left-wing hack. However, this left-wing hack didn’t do too bad either. Of all 57 ridings, I made total calls in 48, and labelled it too close to call in 9. Of those calls, 7 of ...

Blunt Objects: Projections for Manitoba 2011

Manitoba’s election is utterly down the wire – but it’s pretty much looking like yet another term for the Manitoba NDP and Premier Greg Selinger, who’s running his first election. I’ve taken the time to project the race results for today’s election, and they’re here in PDF format. I have all ridings there, and I ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Manitoba Election

Not exactly a buzz of excitement here in Winnipeg about tomorrow’s election (contrary to the Rock ‘em, Sock ‘em Sun News promo). Both the NDP and PCs have run quite nasty and thoroughly uninspiring campaigns offering slightly different flavours of “more of the same” with the usual promises to selectively cut some taxes and implement ...

Regan Wolfrom: On the Manitoba Liberals – I’m like that guy with the antique store who never really closes shop…

Maybe I can’t stay out of it. I have a big mouth, you see… Lately the Manitoba Liberals have entered another exciting backstabbing phase, much like the last season of treachery that took place during the Elmwood By-Election and 2009 AGM. (Notice how I avoided “season of treason”? You’re welcome.) One of the best things ...

Blunt Objects: Other provinces have elections too: Manitoba edition

In an utter surprise to this arrogant central Canadian, four other provinces and two territories are holding elections this October in what promises to be an interesting campaign among the provinces post-Rapture. Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, are all holding fresh elections alongside Ontario. The difference ...